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Tiny Bubbles Can Help Ultrasound See Blood Vessels In Amazing Detail

A new ultrasound technique that uses tiny micro-bubbles to help improve the contrast of its images is capable of producing highly detailed pictures of blood vessels inside living animals.

This Artificial Neural Network Will Tell You If Your Selfies Suck

Ever wondered how your own selfies compare against the internet’s vast amount of artistically crafted narcissism-laden self portraits? Turns out, there’s an AI for that.

How Neurosurgeons Can Now Look At Your Brain Through Your Eyes

For many years scientists have been trying to find a way to measure the pressure in a patient’s brain without having to drill a hole in the person’s skull. Although this remains the most reliable way to measure pressure in the brain it is invasive, expensive and comes with the risk of infection and bleeding.

Here's An Anatomical Structure We've Never Seen In The Penis Before

You already know that a penis has arteries to bring blood to its erectile tissues, and veins that take the blood away again when it returns to its normal flaccid state. You may not know that there’s another set of vessels tucked under its skin. We just got our first good look at them.

Left In The Brain: The Potentially Toxic Residue From MRI Drugs

Researchers raise alarms about unknown health risks of GE’s Omniscan and Bayer’s Magnevist, drugs injected to get better MRI pictures that contain the heavy metal gadolinium.

Watch Doctors Jam This Tiny Camera Inside My Knee Joint

Diagnosis is hard. Especially when it comes to joint injuries. Doctors can make educated guesses based on your symptoms, to be really sure, they have got to look inside. While MRI is the most popular option, it’s expensive, time-consuming, and not particularly accurate. That’s why this new, miniaturized camera that can be stuck inside your joint is such a big deal.

How We Can Use Light To See Inside The Human Body

Human flesh is opaque. As any good dictionary will tell you, that means it has the quality of “not transmitting light; being impenetrable to sight.” Well, forget that: scientists now can use light to see inside objects that were traditionally off-limits to the human eye — including our bodies.

How Tiny Microbubbles Can Reveal The Hidden Structures Within Us

Bubbles in the blood may sound like a bad idea — but if they’re small, they can actually prove useful instead of dangerous. This is image shows how they can be used to create images of our blood vessels with unprecedented detail.

Physicists Figure Out How To Take Photographs In Near-Total Darkness

Tens of thousands of photons go into making up each pixel in your standard cat photo. That’s because existing cameras — even infrared night-vision ones — rely on many, many photons of light to create an image. But now physicists have photographed in almost pitch blackness, where there on average is less than one photon of light per pixel.

Monster Machines: The Super-Imaging Satellite That Will Double Google Maps Resolution

The quality of commercial space-based imagery is about to take a quantum leap forward with yesterday’s successful launch of the Worldview-3 satellite. It’s powerful enough to count chickens from orbit. It’s a true monster machine.

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