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Portable and precise gas sensor could monitor pollution and detect disease

22-09-2009

In the air, it is a serious pollutant. In the body, it plays a role in heart rate, blood flow, nerve signals and immune function. Nitric oxide, a gas well known to scientists for its myriad functions, has proven challenging to measure accurately outside the laboratory. A team of Princeton and ...

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'Edible optics' could make food safer

Tufts researchers design bio-friendly optical platform for sensing applications in medicine, health, environment, communications

11-08-2008

Imagine an edible optical sensor that could be placed in produce bags to detect harmful levels of bacteria and consumed right along with the veggies. Or an implantable device that would monitor glucose in your blood for a year, then dissolve. Scientists at Tufts University's School of ...

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Laser light produces complex nanostructures

30-05-2008

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have reported that a single laser pulse can create complex, ordered nanostructure systems. This previously unobserved phenomenon has just beeen described in an article in the scientific journal Nature Photonics. "We have discovered a ...

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A quieter, safer world is taking shape thanks to developments in adaptronic materials

16-05-2003

The thin, slightly bent metallic thread lding looks like a piece of ordinary florist's wire. But you only have to touch it to realize that this wire is made of a very special material. The metal feels soft and warm, like a blend between a fishing line and a copper wire. Kautz holds the thread ...

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