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  • v. Present participle of fluoresce.


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  • A waitress passed by with a test tube rack filled with shooters, their bright colours fluorescing in the ultra violet lights and he reflexively flinched away.

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  • Traffic cones and highlighter pens are just two everyday examples of fluorescing objects that humans can detect without any equipment.

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  • Above ground people can usually pick up other fluorescing objects using ultra violet lights.

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  • The camera detects the fluorescing dye before the enzyme ratchets along the DNA to the next position.11 In nature, the polymerase moves too fast for current imaging technology to detect.

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  • The story of GFP has three acts: the discovery of GFP, the expression of fluorescing GFP in key model organisms and the development of GFP-like proteins into a universal set of genetic tags.

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  • When I wiggle my toes, grapes of fluorescing bubbles bunch around my feet, making the water glow from within.

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  • I tell him about a militia raid, and wine squirting out of vending machines, and seawater fluorescing at night.

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  • So, in other words, you could engineer different kinds of qdots fluorescing in a variety colors to attach to a cells or proteins and then watch what happens by tracking the glowing lights.

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  • The blue color is light from the hottest, most massive stars; the green from the glow of oxygen; and the red from fluorescing hydrogen.

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  • It was huge and filled with wondrous things, whole rooms dark with fluorescing things, holograms, moire patterns, bins of rocks & minerals galore, bins of used optics and everywhere the smell of ozone.

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  • "The basic task of the fluorescence microscope is to let excitation light radiate the specimen and then sort out the much weaker emitted light from the image. First, the microscope has a filter that only lets through radiation with the specific wavelength that matches your fluorescing material. The radiation collides with the atoms in your specimen and electrons are excited to a higher energy level. When they relax to a lower level, they emit light. To become detectable (visible to the human eye) the fluorescence emitted from the sample is separated from the much brighter excitation light in a second filter. This works because the emitted light is of lower energy and has a longer wavelength than the light that is used for illumination." -George Rice, Fluorescent Microscopy

    March 9, 2016