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    ¡ Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    Today, May 5th, many of us will experience a colorful and festive celebration around us or be partaking in it ourselves. The holiday commonly known Cinco de Mayo features an abundance of foods, cocktails, and decoration of Mexican original or association. Margaritas, salsa and chips, tacos, nachos, enchiladas, and churros are just …

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    Opening Day for Baseball

    For the opening week of baseball, I would like to share two videos from baseballs we have scanned.  One is a ball from a major league game, the other, one of my son’s friends brought in to scan for a school project.  I was surprised by the differences between the two, especially …

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    Happy Pi Day!

    In celebration of Albert Einstein’s Birthday and PI day we combined our physics based SkyScan 1173 micro-CT system with an apple pie. Enjoy our virtual pie perfection! Click here to see our PI Day YouTube video!    

    MicroCT Aiding Diagnostics for Breast Cancer – A Preliminary Study

    • 7 March, 2014
    • microphotonics-admin
    • Micro-CT

    A very interesting study published in the Journal of BMC Cancer by a collaboration of universities and hospitals in Belgium has used microCT to acquire 3D reconstructions of microcalcifications in breast tissue. Using the Bruker Skyscan in-vivo 1076 scanner, researchers scanned 11 breast biopsies ranging from women aged 46 to 78 years …

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    Winter Olympics and the Science Of Snow

    Winter Olympics and The Science of Snow Micro Photonics – Allentown PA – Feb 7, 2014 (image from Chen, Baker – link to paper below) At Micro Photonics, we have been avidly watching the  Winter Olympics and we certainly have been getting a lot of snow and ice this year so we …

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    Scrolls of Herculaneum – A Mystery Inside

    • 13 January, 2014
    • microphotonics-admin
    • Micro-CT

    In 79AD a great eruption from Mount Vesuvius blanketed the Roman cities of Pompeii and the resort town of Herculaneum. This event has given vast knowledge into the way of life including that of the Roman elite. Herculaneum was not a normal town, but a resort town to escape the heat of …

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    Launch of the Skyscan 1272 Bruker Micro-CT by Micro Photonics

    Micro Photonics, Allentown PA Announces the Release of Skyscan 1272 Micro-CT The SkyScan 1272 can come with a state-of-the-art 16 position sample changer Allentown PA November 12, 2013 – Micro Photonics, Inc., the leading source of advanced instrumentation for scientific and industrial research, announced today the release of the SkyScan-1272 Micro-CT. The …

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    Micro-CT of a Wishbone

    With the Thanksgiving season soon be be upon us, we thought we would bring back one of our original images of the month to get everyone in the mood. Here is the wishbone scan from 2011 which we scanned on the Skyscan 1173 Bruker Micro-CT system in our micro-CT laboratory in Allentown …

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