Microscopy Devices Market Projected to Gain Significant Value by 2020

The Global Microscopy Devices Market is expanding at a CAGR of 7.60% within a forecast period from 2014 to 2020. The market was valued at US$5.7 bn in 2013, from which it is expected to expand to US$9.7 bn by the end of 2020, according to a research report released by Transparency Market Research.

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Amazon is removing ads from its Prime Exclusive Phones – CNET

Ads on anyone’s existing Prime phone will also be disabled in an update.

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Apple’s Shazam deal prompts review over competition concerns – CNET

The European Commission will examine whether the tech giant’s proposed acquisition may have adverse effects on the market.

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Learning to speak quantum – Symmetry magazine

Symmetry magazineLearning to speak quantumSymmetry magazineFeynman was imagining a quantum computer, a computer with bits that acted like the particles of the quantum world. Today, nearly 40 years later, such computers are starting to become a reality, and they pose a unique opportunity for particle physicists …

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Israel innovation makes up half of Merck healthcare revenue, top official says

Kai Beckmann, CEO of Performance Materials at Merck, says 'our collaboration has deep roots' as the German pharma and chemical giant expands Jerusalem lab Israeli innovation is behind almost half of the healthcare revenues of the 350-year-old German pharmaceutical and chemicals firm Merck, Kai Beckmann, CEO of Performance Materials at the firm, said in an interview on Tuesday. “Roughly almost half of healthcare revenue is based on innovation stemming from Israel,” Beckmann said.

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Watch the Perimeter Public Lecture live: Unravelling quantum mysteries – Macleans.ca

Macleans.caWatch the Perimeter Public Lecture live: Unravelling quantum mysteriesMacleans.caWhat creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three in the evening? The answer to the classic riddle of the sphinx may appear to have little to do with quantum mechanics. But a man both is the answer and will deliver one when …

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Carnivorous plant inspires nano-tech blood cleanser – Cosmos

Carnivorous plant inspires nano-tech blood cleanserCosmosA nanoscale invention inspired by the tiny hairs on a Venus Flytrap could revolutionise anti-bacterial treatments for the seriously ill. The invention, a refinement of an existing type of machine known as a dialyser, is reported in the journal Nature …

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Liquid crystal molecules form nano rings

Scientists have investigated an intriguing form of self-assembly in liquid crystals: When the liquid crystals are filled into cylindrical nanopores and heated, their molecules form ordered rings as they cool — a condition that otherwise does not naturally occur in the material. This behavior allows nanomaterials with new optical and electrical properties.

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New method enables high-resolution measurements of magnetism

Scientists have made significant progress allowing very high resolution magnetic measurements. With their method it is possible to measure magnetism of individual atomic planes.

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The science and pseudo-science of quantum mechanics – EurekAlert (press release)

The science and pseudo-science of quantum mechanicsEurekAlert (press release)Quantum mechanics does not prove the existence of miracles. And nor does it justify a belief in telepathy. However, the subject is open to such abuses because it is so poorly understood. This book aims to dispel the mysticism sometimes associated with …

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