Helium and Ukraine…

Topics: Chemistry, Instrumentation, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Physics, Research Scientists who need the gas face tough choices in the face of reduced supply and spiking prices. Helium supplies, already dicey, got worse this past week when production shut down in Arzew, Algeria. The curtailment joins ongoing disruptions in supplies from Russia and the US Federal Helium Reserve as wellContinue reading “Helium and Ukraine…”

Quantum Microscope…

Topics: Biology, Biotechnology, Instrumentation, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Optics In a major scientific leap, University of Queensland researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see. This paves the way for applications in biotechnology, and could extend far beyond this into areas ranging from navigation to medicalContinue reading “Quantum Microscope…”