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Ultra-sensitive polymer able to detect explosives

By Damir Beciri
23 June 2013

dichtel-polymer-1A team of chemists at the Cornell University developed a polymer that could be used to detect a chemical that’s often the key ingredient in improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The polymer, which could find its use in low-cost, handheld explosive detectors and could be used to replace bomb-sniffing dogs, can be quickly and safely detected… »

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Biosensor enables glucose monitoring without needle pricks

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments13 September 2012

fraunhofer-noviosense-glucose-biosensorChecking the blood glucose levels is an everyday part in life of many diabetics. There are various less invasive solutions under development which could be used to avoid this unpleasant task, and researchers from Fraunhofer Institute recently presented their solution in a form of a biosensor developed in cooperation with researchers from a Dutch medical… »

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Silkmoth antenna biomimicry for better explosive detectors

By Damir Beciri
4 June 2012

cnrs-silkmoth-biomimicry-1A cooperation between researchers from the ISL:Research for Security and Defence with the University of Strasbourg resulted with development of a molecule detection system inspired by silkmoth antennas. The system is able to detect explosives with one thousand-fold of the detection limit attainable by currently used methods, and it could eventually be used to detect… »

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e-Nanoflex Sensor System – physiological data textile sensor

By Damir Beciri
One Comment4 May 2012

e-nanoflex-sensor-system-1An interdisciplinary team of engineers at the University of Arkansas developed e-Nanoflex Sensor System – a wireless health-monitoring textile-based sensors that can be integrated into conventional sports bra or a vest. Since the monitored information can be sent in real time to a physician, hospital or the wearer’s smartphone, the technology enables easier monitoring of… »

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oPAD – origami-inspired paper sensor

By Damir Beciri
10 March 2012

opad-sensor-1Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed origami Paper Analytical Device (oPAD) – a low-cost 3D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV. It can be produced in less than a minute without any tools or special… »

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Biochip enables glucose level measurement from human saliva

By Damir Beciri
26 January 2012

brown-uni-plasmonicsIn order to check their glucose levels, diabetics usually have to draw blood. In order to eliminate the need for this invasive way of glucose level control, engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique takes advantage of a convergence of nanotechnology and surface… »

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New biosensors arise from glowing bacteria synchronization research

By Damir Beciri
One Comment19 December 2011

glowing-bacteria-microfluidic-chipBiologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in harmony like blinking light bulbs. By utilizing the same method they used to create the flashing signs, the researchers managed to make a simple bacterial sensor that could be used to detect… »

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Smart Connector pinpoints problems in wired networks

By Damir Beciri
15 December 2011

smart-connectorResearchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) collaborated with PPC Corp., a telecommunications radio-frequency (RF) connector equipment company, in order to develop a new sensor that can be installed in the connecting units of coaxial cables in order to speed up the detection of equipment damage. Named Smart Connector, the sensor signals the exact location… »