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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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New dyes detect disease through heartbeat signals

18-Sep-2017

Vibrant tones of yellow, orange, and red move in waves across the screen. Although the display looks like psychedelic art, it's actually providing highly technical medical information -- the electrical activity of a beating heart stained with voltage-sensitive dyes to test for injury or ...

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A spectroscopic 'science camera' system for smartphones

15-Sep-2017

The latest versions of most smartphones contain at least two and sometimes three built-in cameras. Researchers at the University of Illinois would like to sell mobile device manufactures on the idea of adding yet another image sensor as a built-in capability for health diagnostic, environmental ...

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Organic photodiodes – more economical detectors for the NIR region

07-Sep-2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be introducing a new generation of organic photodiodes on silicon substrates (OPD-on-silicon) during the SEMI European Imaging & Sensors Summit 2017. Optical sensors are pervasive. Domestic life as well ...

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Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science Goes to Professor Francesco Ricci

Recognition of young researchers who develop new methods in chemical analysis

04-Sep-2017

Merck announced that Professor Francesco Ricci from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy, will receive the 2017 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science. The Italian chemist will receive the recognition worth €15,000 for his ground-breaking development of nature-inspired ...

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