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Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

09-Feb-2018

When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. The University of Cincinnati is developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, ...

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A bendable touch panel with silver nano ink printing

17-Jan-2018

JST has recognized the results of NexTEP's project, "A Sensor Film for Touch Panels Using Thin Metallic Wire" as a success.This development task was based on the research of Professor Tatsuo Hasegawa, Principal Research Manager at the Flexible Electronics Research Center of the National Institute ...

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Sensor the size of a nitrogen atom investigates hard drives

04-Jan-2018

Integrated circuitry is becoming increasingly complex. These days a Pentium processor contains some 30 million transistors. And the magnetic structures found in hard drives measure just 10 to 20 nanometers across – less than a flu virus at 80 to 120 nanometers in diameter. Dimensions are rapidly ...

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Micro-spectrometer opens door to a wealth of new smartphone functions

21-Dec-2017

Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone. The little sensor developed at TU Eindhoven is just as ...

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The stacked colour sensor

True colours meet minimization

17-Nov-2017

Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive colour sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern - this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created. However, up to now, the reality hasn't quite ...

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Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft

14-Nov-2017

Researchers from the Physics Department of Moscow State University and their colleagues have discovered a mechanism that allows gas sensors, based on nanocrystalline metal oxides, to work at room temperature. This invention will raise the efficiency of environmental monitoring at nuclear power ...

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Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

30-Oct-2017

The process of extracting natural gas from the earth or transporting it through pipelines can release methane into the atmosphere. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a greenhouse gas with a warming potential approximately 25 times larger than carbon dioxide, making it very ...

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Bacteria self-organize to build working sensors

12-Oct-2017

Researchers at Duke University have turned bacteria into the builders of useful devices by programming them with a synthetic gene circuit. As a bacterial colony grows into the shape of a hemisphere, the gene circuit triggers the production of a type of protein to distribute within the colony that ...

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Quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance

26-Sep-2017

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their ...

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Molecular Force Sensors

21-Sep-2017

Proteins are often considered as molecular machines. To understand how they work, it is not enough to visualize the involved proteins under the microscope. Wherever machines are at work mechanical forces occur, which in turn influence biological processes. These extremely small intracellular ...

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