UPDATE: Tuesday water main break forces downtown Hoboken traffic to be…

first_img1 / 2  #HOBOKEN — Water, water, everywhere.   2 / 2  SUEZ CANAL — Suez Water responded with some dry humor to the water main break on Tuesday. ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 2  #HOBOKEN — Water, water, everywhere.   2 / 2  SUEZ CANAL — Suez Water responded with some dry humor to the water main break on Tuesday. ❮ ❯ HOBOKEN – Traffic near the Hoboken Terminal was redirected on Wednesday due to a 16-inch water main break on Tuesday evening.Traffic is closed along Observer Highway east of Washington Street (except for NJ Transit buses accessing the bus terminal).Officers are stationed along Observer Highway to determine if traffic needs to be rerouted up Bloomfield or Park, as volume dictates.Hudson Street is closed at Newark. Hudson Place is closed to cars. River Street closed from Hudson to Newark.Parking is prohibited on the eastbound side of Observer Highway up to Willow Ave (open only to drop-offs by buses, shuttles, taxis, and ride shares).Taxis have a staging area on Washington Street north to Newark Street.Pedestrians can access the transit terminal via River Street.An evening rush hour plan will be announced on Wednesday.The fourth in a series of water main breaks in one week occurred near the Hoboken train terminal Tuesday evening, Aug, 28, during the evening rush hour at the corner of Hudson Street and Hudson Place.The 16-inch water main break forced the closing of several streets including Hudson Street south of Second Street, Hudson Place, River Street south of Second Street and Newark Street from River to Washington Street.The Hoboken bus terminal and the elevator to the PATH train were closed due to the break.This water main break came hours after Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced, in a 10 a.m. press conference, that the city will investigate the cause of other recent breaks and based on the findings possibly file a lawsuit against SUEZ Water, the company that provides the city’s water.SUEZ Water was on the scene and said they’d begin repairs Tuesday evening.After Bhalla Tweeted about the issue on Tuesday, saying residents didn’t deserve such problems, Suez Tweeted that residents didn’t deserve an old water system, but they were working to fix it. They posted a photo of a placard, apparently underground, saying 1897 (see attached).For previous stories about these breaks and why they occur, use the search engine at hudsonreporter.com or see below.last_img read more

Microscope captures intricate images of glowing brains at record speed

first_img Thanks to sophisticated computational tools that stitch thousands of 3D sections together, the researchers showed they could capture large areas of brain and then zoom in at high resolution. The approach should make it easier to study how circuits of interacting neurons across the brain drive certain behaviors, and how that circuitry varies across lots of individuals, between sexes, or over the course of development. Gao et al./Science 2019 Gao et al./Science 2019 Suppose you’d like to take a close look at a fly brain—an extremely close look. With a new technique called expansion microscopy, scientists have been doing just that: labeling neurons of interest and tracing their thinnest tendrils to chart their connections. But the process, which infuses a piece of brain tissue with a gel that swells up to enlarge the details, dramatically increases the time it takes to image that tissue. And as a microscope beam images parts of this thick sample from top to bottom, it can “burn out” the fluorescent tags attached to proteins that help identify the neurons, making deeper parts of the sample completely dark.In a new study, researchers present a solution: combining that expansion process with an instrument called a lattice light-sheet microscope, which sweeps an ultrathin sheet of light through the sample. Because this microscope can linger longer on any area with less intense light than other microscopes, the fluorescence is less likely to burn out and obscure parts of the image—which means that sharp, intricate details, such as the spines on mouse neurons (shown in green, above) can emerge. And by capturing a whole plane at once instead of a set of points, this microscope worked through an entire fly brain (below) in 62.5 hours, roughly seven times faster than the fastest microscope used in such high-resolution imaging to date, the team reports today in Science.center_img By Kelly ServickJan. 17, 2019 , 2:00 PM Microscope captures intricate images of glowing brains at record speedlast_img read more