Facecrap, Bezosism, and more: THE WEEKLY RECAP (2021#37)

Really packed week, so let’s start right away. Another year, another amazing contest of scientific photography. I particularly liked the third place, though all the images are really impressive. 2021 PHOTOMICROGRAPHY COMPETITION, on nikonsmallworld Nintendo being Nintendo Honestly, I thought that after 4 years they were not going to add bluetooth support for headphones, even…More

Simultaneous multiplane imaging with reverberation multiphoton microscopy

Really nice pre-print by the people at Boston University, leaded by J. Mertz. Love the idea of generating ~infinite focal spots (until you run out of photons) inside a sample, and using a extremely fast single-pixel detector to recover the signal. Very original way to tackle volumetric imaging in bio-imaging! Simultaneous multiplane imaging with reverberation…More

De-scattering with Excitation Patterning (DEEP) Enables Rapid Wide-field Imaging Through Scattering Media

Very interesting stuff from the people at MIT regarding imaging through scattering media. Recently, multiple approaches taking advantage of temporal focusing (TF) increased efficiency inside scattering media when using two-photon microscopy have been published, and this goes a step further. Here, the authors use wide-field structured illumination, in combination with TF, to obtain images with…More

Wavefront correction in two-photon microscopy with a multi-actuator adaptive lens

The group leaded by P. Artal at Murcia University has recently published an interesting paper related to adaptive optics using an adaptive lens. When working in a real scenario, imperfections in the optical elements you use or just the objects you want to image introduce optical aberrations in the pictures you obtain. Usually these aberrations reduce…More

Weekly recap (29/04/2018)

This week we have a lot of interesting stuff: Observing the cell in its native state: Imaging subcellular dynamics in multicellular organisms Adaptive Optics + Light Sheet Microscopy to see living cells inside the body of a Zebra fish (the favorite fish of biologists!). Really impressive images overcoming scattering caused by tissue. You can read…More