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Harnessing Light: Measuring the color of a single photon

Harnessing Light: Measuring the color of a single photon

Image courtesy of Miriam Kopyto Photons, little packets of light, are everywhere. By some estimates, the Earth is bombarded with 1035 photons from the sun per second. Considering that there are 1020 grains of sand on earth, the number of

Leaping into Picoscience: Manipulating elemental properties by atomic scale engineering

Leaping into Picoscience: Manipulating elemental properties by atomic scale engineering

Image courtesy of Sophia Zhao If science aims to explain the structures of the natural world, picoscience refines the very structures themselves—at the atomic level. Engineering at the scale of picometers operates on a trillionth-of-a-meter scale, dealing with materials that

Running Up and Down Your Spine: Imaging the elusive vertebral lymphatic network

Running Up and Down Your Spine: Imaging the elusive vertebral lymphatic network

Image courtesy of Alice Tirard Between our cells lies a concealed, interwoven tapestry of vessels that plays a central role in transporting material all over our bodies. The primary function of these lymphatic vessels is to drain our tissues of

Unraveling a Medical Mystery: Key insights into an immunotherapy target

Unraveling a Medical Mystery: Key insights into an immunotherapy target

Image courtesy of Anusha Bishop The doctors were stumped. The nine-year-old girl in front of them, who would later be code-named patient A.1, was anemic and fatigued. She had a chronic cough and difficulty breathing, and her ears, skin, and

The Origin of the Nucleus: The Discovery of a Cellular Fossil

The Origin of the Nucleus: The Discovery of a Cellular Fossil

Photo courtesy of Ellie Gabriel Our archaeological record of evolution is dotted with a few key events, such as life’s emergence from water to land and the emergence of functional wings on birds. However, one of the most fundamental evolutionary