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Newly Developed Nanofiber-Type Pressure Sensor Measures Pressure Distribution of Rounded Surfaces

Newly Developed Nanofiber-Type Pressure Sensor Measures Pressure Distribution of Rounded Surfaces

Teams from America and Japan have developed a bendable, sensitive and transparent pressure sensor, which could enable healthcare practitioners to use pressure-sensitive rubber gloves to conduct physical screening for breast cancer.

Researchers Demonstrate the Use of Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Photochemistry

Researchers Demonstrate the Use of Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Photochemistry

The transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to molecular acceptors that are surface-bound has been outlined by North Carolina State University researchers. This transfer extends the duration of the excited state that was initially developed by six orders of magnitude. The discovery is applicable in a wide range of fields such as photochemical synthesis, solar energy conversion, light therapy for treating cancer, and optoelectronics.

Injectable Nanotube Sensing Technology Could Continuously Analyze Blood Glucose

Injectable Nanotube Sensing Technology Could Continuously Analyze Blood Glucose

What if a diabetic never had to prick a finger to monitor his or her blood-glucose levels, and instead could rely on an internal, nanoscale device to analyze blood continuously and transmit readings to a hand-held scanner?

Ultrasensitive Nanotechnology Based Sensor can Detect Early-Stage Cancer

Ultrasensitive Nanotechnology Based Sensor can Detect Early-Stage Cancer

Gold nanoprisms have been used to develop a sensor that can be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer. The gold nanoprisms interact with microRNA in the patients blood to indicate if the disease is present. This novel technology is both cheap and effective.

Boron-Doped Graphene Sensor can Detect Trace Amounts of Toxic Gas

Boron-Doped Graphene Sensor can Detect Trace Amounts of Toxic Gas

A graphene-based gas sensor has been developed. The sensor uses boron-doped graphene to detect toxic gases such as ammonia and nitrogen oxides with upto 10,000 times more sensitivity than current sensors.

New Highly Sensitive Graphene-Based Hybrid Magnetic Sensor

New Highly Sensitive Graphene-Based Hybrid Magnetic Sensor

New type of hybrid sensor technology shown to be more than 200 times more sensitive than commercially available sensors

mCube Introduces 3-Axis Accelerometer Smaller Than a Grain of Sand

mCube Introduces 3-Axis Accelerometer Smaller Than a Grain of Sand

mCube, provider of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors, today announced the industry’s first 3-axis accelerometer which is less than a cubic millimeter in total size (0.9mm3).

RMIT University Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Reliable Method of Detecting Nitrogen Dioxide

RMIT University Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Reliable Method of Detecting Nitrogen Dioxide

People could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

International Consortium Evaluates Oxford Nanopore’s MinION, a Handheld DNA-Sequencing Device

International Consortium Evaluates Oxford Nanopore’s MinION, a Handheld DNA-Sequencing Device

The MinION, a handheld DNA-sequencing device developed by Oxford Nanopore, has been tested and evaluated by an independent, international consortium coordinated by EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The innovative device opens up new possibilities for using sequencing technology in the field, for example in tracking disease outbreaks, testing packaged food or the trafficking of protected species.

Smartphone and Nanoparticle-Based Paper Sensor Help Detect Pesticides

Smartphone and Nanoparticle-Based Paper Sensor Help Detect Pesticides

A smaller system makes on-the-spot detection easier and cheaper
Paper sensors that can be analyzed using an Android program on a smartphone could be used to detect pesticides rapidly and cheaply, according to a new study published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.