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Microscope work wins Nobel Prize - Abbe's diffraction limit. 8 October 2014Last updated at 05:57 ET The technique has extended the resolution of light microscopes The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers for improving the resolution of microscopes.

Microscope work wins Nobel Prize - Abbe's diffraction limit

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner used fluorescence to extend the limits of the light microscope. The winners will share prize money of eight million kronor (£0.7m). They were named at a press conference in Sweden, and join a prestigious list of 105 other Chemistry laureates recognised since 1901. The Nobel Committee said the researchers had won the award for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". Committee chair Prof Sven Lidin, a materials chemist from Lunds University, said "the work of the laureates has made it possible to study molecular processes in real time".

Optical microscopes had previously been held back by a presumed limitation: that they would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Mobile Site Preview. 15 Facts About Space That Will Melt Your Mind. Let’s face it, even if you don’t know a huge amount about our universe (there is, after all, still so much to learn about it), it can’t be denied that it’s truly an awe-inspiring place.

15 Facts About Space That Will Melt Your Mind

We all know that it’s a gargantuan place where all life as we know it comes from, but the sheer scale of it can be just mind melting. Sometimes it hurts our heads just thinking about it. So let’s take it a step further, shall we? Here we present fifteen of the most mind blowing facts about the cosmos that we could find. We’re betting there are at least a handful here that you never knew before. Space Is An Hour Away How far up would you need to travel in order to reach outer space? This means space is much further up than we realize. Russia Is Larger Than Pluto When we talk about statistics, we humans like to draw comparisons to things we are either familiar with or are at least comfortable with imagining so our tiny minds don’t implode.

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Corporation of America. Sony Computer Entertainment - 03/18/2014 TOKYO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Corporation of America

(SCE) today announced the development of "Project Morpheus" (Morpheus) − a virtual reality (VR) system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion and demonstrates the future of gaming. SCE will continue development of Morpheus looking towards a future commercial launch. "At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios. "Project Morpheus is the latest example of innovation from SCE, and we're looking forward to its continued development and the games that will be created as development kits get into the hands of content creators. " Morpheus enables developers to create experiences that deliver a sense of presence - where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game.

Photo - Logo - Road to VR - Virtual Reality News. Just another weblog. Official Site. Les Levantins. Le terme « levantin » est souvent obscur et ne désigne pas partout la même population.

Les Levantins

En Europe occidentale, on l’attribue aux populations originaires de l’Empire ottoman, du Proche et du Moyen Orient, non musulmanes, y compris les Juifs. En Turquie, en Grèce et dans la plupart des pays d’Europe orientale, du Proche et du Moyen Orient, « Levantin » désigne uniquement les Occidentaux nés dans l’ancien Empire ottoman, de confession catholique ou protestante, et sans distinction de nationalité, tout en excluant les Juifs considérés comme autochtones.

L’installation des Occidentaux s’est faite progressivement depuis le Moyen Age jusqu'à la fin de l’Empire ottoman en 1923, avec des vagues successives plus ou moins importantes. La première de ces vagues étant celle des Vénitiens à Constantinople au XIe siècle. D’autres accords entre l’empereur et les cités maritimes italiennes, amèneront encore des milliers d’Amalfitains, Pisans et Génois dans l’empire d’Orient. Official Site.