Marjorie Gestring, Olympic high-diving champion, 1936
‘Spider Skin’ Captures Grand Prize in Image Contest
FEI is proud to announce that María Carbajo of the Electron Microscopy Unit in the Research Support Services of the Univ. of Extremadura has been awarded the grand prize in the 2012 FEI Owner Image Contest for her entry “Spider Skin.”
FEI.com visitors were asked to vote for their favorite image among the monthly winners. A total of nearly 1,000 votes were received and María Carbajo’s image, Spider Skin, narrowly beat out other worthy images.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/02/spider-skin-captures-grand-prize-image-contest
Cocaine Biosensor Inspired by Nature
Since the beginning of time, living organisms have developed ingenious mechanisms to monitor their environment. As part of an international study, a team of researchers has adapted some of these natural mechanisms to detect specific molecules such as cocaine more accurately and quickly. Their work may greatly facilitate the rapid screening — less than five minutes — of many drugs, infectious diseases and cancers.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/02/cocaine-biosensor-inspired-nature