The new technique, dubbed DNA microscopy, uses only a pipette and some liquid reagents. The results are absolutely breathtaking. Cells shine like stars in a nebula, each pseudo-colored according to their genomic profiles.
A sophisticated electron detector has for the first time enabled scientists to reveal sub-angstrom detail in a 2D material.
New techniques in DNA self-assembly allow researchers to create the largest to-date customizable patterns with nanometer precision on a budget.
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to a group of individuals who pushed the electron microscope to its very limit, figuring out how to use it to determine the position of every single atom in large, complex molecules.
In a big step forward, physicists achieved the first-ever demonstration of storing and retrieving quantum data from the nucleus of a solitary atom embedded in silicon.
A pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center show that an algorithm designed for streaming video on a cellphone can unlock DNA's nearly full storage potential by squeezing more information into its four base nucleotides.
Researchers have made the world's smallest radio receiver - built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.
For centuries, scientists believed that light couldn't be focused down smaller than its wavelength. Now, researchers have created the world's smallest magnifying glass, which focuses light a billion times more tightly, down to the scale of single atoms.
Electron microscopes are renowned for their ability to peer down into the hidden world of the very small. A new technique that took 15 years to develop finally overcomes this optical limitation, producing the first ever multicolor electron microscope images.
Miniaturization is one of the most world-shaking trends of the last several decades. Computer chips now have features measured in billionths of a meter. Sensors that once weighed kilograms fit inside your smartphone. But it doesn't end there.