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Phys.Org Mobile: 'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut

Phys.Org Mobile: 'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

"Conventional imaging methods show the organ and blockages, but this method allows you to see how the small intestine operates in real time," said corresponding author Jonathan Lovell, PhD, UB assistant professor of biomedical engineering. "Better imaging will improve our understanding of these diseases and allow doctors to more effectively care for people suffering from them." 

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Future of science: Using 3-D worlds to visualize data - Tribune-Review

Future of science: Using 3-D worlds to visualize data - Tribune-Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Future of science: Using 3-D worlds to visualize data Tribune-Review Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars?
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Eastman Kodak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eastman Kodak Company (OTCQBEKDKQ), commonly known as Kodak, is an American multinational imaging and photographic equipment, materials and services company headquartered in Rochester, New York, United States and incorporated in New Jersey.[3] It was founded by George Eastman in 1888.

Kodak is best known for photographic film products. During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976 had a 90% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. The company's ubiquity was such that its tagline "Kodak moment" entered the common lexicon to describe a personal event that demanded to be recorded for posterity.[4]

Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography, despite having invented the core technology used in current digital cameras. 2007 was the most recent year in which the company made a profit.[5] As part of a turnaround strategy, Kodak focused on digital photography and digital printing and attempted to generate revenues through aggressive patent litigation.[6][7] In January 2012, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.[8][9][10] In February 2012, Kodak announced that it would cease making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames and focus on the corporate digital imaging market.[11] In August 2012, Kodak announced the intention to sell its photographic film (excluding motion picture film), commercial scanners and kiosk operations as a measure to emerge from bankruptcy.[12] In January 2013, a court approved financing for the company to emerge from Bankruptcy by mid 2013.[13]

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There are some interesting facts that come to light out of an exploration into the decline of analog photography, and photography, in general, but one main fact, is that cellphone cameras are replacing digital cameras, despite the significant reduction of image quality between standalone camera and cellphone camera. Why do consumers ignore this difference? Why do they often use their phone cameras rather than carry around an additional camera? For me, it's the convenience of image sharing (despite the reduction of quality). From my phone, I can post images immediately to my social networks. My digital camera has to get home, I have to find the cable, upload the images to my desktop, and send my images to the social network. For some reason, I wanted/want my social network to experience the immediacy of my experiences. Do I think they are sharing in the experience somehow? Some more interesting insights into the demise of analog photography, and now, even the decline of analog music, and the collisions of analog employee physical presence in the workplace imply even more, but one comes from this consumer willingness to accept a reduction in quality as a tradeoff for convenience. It speaks volumes about what we can expect from people using reduced qualities and access to information due to reforms in alternative energies and alternative resource processing. 

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33rd Square: New Microscopy System Allows Scientists To Look Inside Living Cells Without Dyes

33rd Square: New Microscopy System Allows Scientists To Look Inside Living Cells Without Dyes | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Extending beyond conventional microscopes, EPFL researchers can now acquire images of living cells in just a few minutes at a resolution of less than 100 nanometers — without using damaging contrast dyes or fluorescents.
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