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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 22 2014, @10:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the quantum-is-the-new-black dept.

amblivious writes:

"A team from the University of Queensland has demonstrated quantum imaging inside living cells for the first time. They were able to map structures within cells at scales as fine as 10nm, offering a 14% resolution enhancement over coherent light. Conventional optical imaging is limited by diffraction but by generating the photons with a more consistent phase as squeezed light the amount of diffraction can be minimized.

The ability to map living cells at this scale represents a significant breakthrough in imaging. These methods promise to reveal important new levels of cellular complexity and deliver profound benefits to biotech and medical research, and 'confirm the longstanding prediction that quantum correlated light can enhance spatial resolution at the nanoscale and in biology.'"

 
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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Open4D on Saturday February 22 2014, @02:38PM

    by Open4D (371) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 22 2014, @02:38PM (#4826) Journal

    I'd rather see a comment about a future use involving the Culture, than the usual 'will help cure cancer'

    But it was a first post, by Anonymous Coward, with no good clues as to what the hell it was going on about. Not every geek reads Iain M. Banks and knows about the Culture [wikipedia.org]. A comment about cancer would have been more realistically on-topic.

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