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Determining fish age using inner ear structures

Biologists in Japan have identified four distinct zones in the otolith, a calcium carbonate structure in the inner ear, which can be used to determine age in fish.

 
Capturing spray from flash-boiling liquid jets

Ultrafast video capture of droplet cloud formation should help minimize the risk of gas-leak explosions.

 
Chasing spatial patterns

A more accurate way of resolving spatial patterns in weather could lead to better predictions of climate change.

 
Capturing the surprising flexibility of crystal surfaces

Real-time imaging has shown the surprising flexibility of a crystal surface upon guest molecule introduction, with implications for storage and sensing devices.

 
Rapid Detection of Foodborne Pathogens

A researcher at University of Malaya, Malaysia, has developed a real-time method based on specific Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to detect dangerous bacteria causing foodborne diseases in raw chicken.