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Nano, photonic research gets boost from new 3-D visualization technology

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 13, 2012) — For the first time X-ray scientists have combined high-resolution imaging with 3-D viewing of the surface layer of material using X-ray vision in a way that does not damage the sample. Share This: See Also: Matter & EnergyMaterials SciencePhysicsDetectorsComputers & MathComputer GraphicsComputer ModelingMathematical ModelingReference OpticsScanning electron microscopeConfocal laser scanning microscopyElectron microscope

This new technique expands the range of X-ray research possible for biology and many aspects of nanotechnology, particularly nanofilms, photonics, and micro- and nano-electronics. This new technique also reduces "guesswork" by...

Full color images at 100,000 dots-per-inch resolution, using metal-laced nano-structures

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 12, 2012) — Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have developed an innovative method for creating sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dots per inch (dpi), using metal-laced nanometer-sized structures, without the need for inks or dyes. In comparison, current industrial printers such as inkjet and laserjet printers can only achieve up to 10,000 dpi while research grade methods are able to dispense dyes for only...

What makes Paris look like Paris? Software finds stylistic core

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 7, 2012) — Paris is one of those cities that has a look all its own, something that goes beyond landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining software that can automatically detect these sometimes subtle features, such as street signs, streetlamps and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look. Share...

Picture worth a thousand numbers: New data visualization tool helps find the 'unknown unknowns'

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TechAndComputer (July 26, 2012) — A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a software tool that enables users to perform in-depth analysis of modeling and simulation data, then visualize the results on-screen. The new data analysis and visualization tool offers improved ease of use compared to similar tools, the researchers say, and could be readily adapted for use with existing data sets in a variety of disciplines.

The data analysis and...

Inexperienced video gamers show Macbeth effect

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TechAndComputer (July 12, 2012) — Current research from the University of Luxembourg, found that when participants were asked to select gift products after they had played a violent video game, inexperienced players selected more hygienic products, such as shower gel, toothpaste and deodorant, compared to those who played violent video games more often. Inexperienced players also felt higher moral distress from playing violent games.

"Out, damned spot," from Shakespeare's...