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More durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoring

26-Jun-2017

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. "Type 2 diabetes affects so many people. If you have to manage and ...

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New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases

23-Jun-2017

When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated. Now, one team reports in ACS Sensors that portable pressure-based detectors coupled with ...

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Diamond detectors for CERN

19-Jun-2017

A research team of Tomsk Polytechnic University is participating in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). In the upgrading works TPU scientists were set the task to analyze operating detectors and to develop more reliable next ...

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Highly sensitive nanosensors to prevent catastrophes

02-Jun-2017

With safety in the resource sector a globally critical issue, the researchers said an affordable, robust, and real-time monitoring system was imperative - and they have already made recent important discoveries furthering this work within the centre. Dr Dzung Dao, Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen, ...

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Sensors detect disease markers in breath

19-May-2017

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. By riddling the thin plastic films with pores, University of Illinois researchers made the devices sensitive enough to ...

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'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor material

19-Apr-2017

Stress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. OIST researchers have just published in Advanced Materials an article reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated ...

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Fabrication of active-matrix 3-D pressure sensors

07-Apr-2017

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has created a three-dimensional, tactile sensor that could detect wide pressure ranges from human body weight to a finger touch. This new sensor with transparent features is capable of generating an electrical signal based on the sensed touch actions, also, ...

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New type of sensor material developed

29-Mar-2017

Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with future rewritable memory devices. The phenomenon of color changes in ...

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Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals

A simple route to developing new sensors

28-Mar-2017

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes. In a study the researchers described how a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic ...

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Optical fingerprint can reveal pollutants in the air

New method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials

17-Mar-2017

More efficient sensors are needed to be able to detect environmental pollution. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials. The novel method could improve environmental sensing in ...

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