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'Chemical equator' discovery will aid pollution mapping

26-09-2008

Scientists at the University of York have discovered a 'Chemical Equator' that divides the polluted air of the Northern Hemisphere from the largely uncontaminated atmosphere of the Southern Hemisphere. Researchers from the University's Department of Chemistry found evidence for an atmospheric ...

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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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Electronic tongue tastes wine variety, vintage

Rapid, portable detection of wine composition could preserve quality and stop fraud

06-08-2008

You don't need a wine expert to identify a '74 Pinot Noir from Burgundy - a handheld "electronic tongue" devised by European scientists will tell you the grape variety and vintage at the press of a button. Designed for quality control in the field, the device is made up of six sensors which ...

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Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results of a Clinical Study of its Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

31-07-2008

Echo Therapeutics announced positive results of a clinical study of its Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring (tCGM) System in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Echo's non-invasive Symphony tCGM System consists of its wireless transmission and transdermal biosensor ...

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World scientific leaders gather in Espoo to accelerate development of bioactive paper

25-06-2008

New methods are being developed in Finland, under VTT's direction, for the economical mass production of bioactive paper products, among others based on printing technology. The development is accelerated by organizing a joint conference with Canada's SENTINEL Bioactive Paper Network. The ...

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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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Safer, easier system for remote explosive detection

11-04-2008

Detecting roadside bombs may become easier, thanks to chemical sensors being developed at the University of Michigan. A team led by chemistry professor Theodore Goodson III has created materials that sniff out TNT and give off signals that can be detected remotely - from a moving Humvee, for ...

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Chemical engineers discover new way to control particle motion potentially aiding micro- and nano-fluid systems

19-03-2008

Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new way to control the motion of fluid particles through tiny channels, potentially aiding the development of micro- and nano-scale technologies such as drug delivery devices, chemical and biological sensors, and components ...

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Chemists measure copper levels in zinc oxide nanowires

21-02-2008

Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated into zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires during fabrication. The issue is important because copper plays a significant - but not well-understood - role in ...

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New sensor system improves detection of lead, heavy metals

PNNL develops inexpensive portable detection system for rapid, accurate analysis of toxic metals

14-02-2008

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a new rapid, portable and inexpensive detection system that identifies personal exposures to toxic lead and other dangerous heavy metals. The device can provide an accurate blood sample measurement from a simple finger ...

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