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Rapid Smartphone-Based Mercury Testing and Mapping Using Gold Nanoparticles

Rapid Smartphone-Based Mercury Testing and Mapping Using Gold Nanoparticles

A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a smartphone attachment and application to test water for the presence of mercury, a toxic heavy metal. The new platform could significantly reduce the time and cost of the testing, and it could be particularly useful in regions with limited technological resources. [More]
Forecast Report on Printed and Flexible Sensors

Forecast Report on Printed and Flexible Sensors

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Printed and Flexible Sensors 2014-2024: Technologies, Players, Forecasts [More]
Novel Method to Control Nanoscale Diamond Sensors Enables Measurement of Very Weak Magnetic Fields

Novel Method to Control Nanoscale Diamond Sensors Enables Measurement of Very Weak Magnetic Fields

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information, thanks to a new sensing technique developed at MIT. [More]
Northwestern University Students Use Simple Pencil-and-Paper Technology for Chemical Detection

Northwestern University Students Use Simple Pencil-and-Paper Technology for Chemical Detection

Sometimes solving a problem doesn't require a high-tech solution. Sometimes, you have to look no farther than your desktop. [More]
Researchers Develop Turkey-Inspired Biosensors for Identifying Toxins

Researchers Develop Turkey-Inspired Biosensors for Identifying Toxins

Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals. But bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. This feature makes the sensors valuable detectors of toxins or airborne pathogens. [More]
Tactile Sensors Created From Composite Films of Carbon Nanotubes and Silver Nanoparticles

Tactile Sensors Created From Composite Films of Carbon Nanotubes and Silver Nanoparticles

From the world of nanotechnology we’ve gotten electronic skin, or e-skin, and electronic eye implants or e-eyes. Now we’re on the verge of electronic whiskers. Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created tactile sensors from composite films of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles similar to the highly sensitive whiskers of cats and rats. These new e-whiskers respond to pressure as slight as a single Pascal, about the pressure exerted on a table surface by a dollar bill. Among their many potential applications is giving robots new abilities to “see” and “feel” their surrounding environment. [More]
Researchers Develop Wearable, Multifunctional Sensors Using Silver Nanowires

Researchers Develop Wearable, Multifunctional Sensors Using Silver Nanowires

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. The sensors can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals such as electrocardiograms. [More]
Scientists Eliminate External ‘Noises’ That Deteriorate Performance of Nanomechanical Oscillators

Scientists Eliminate External ‘Noises’ That Deteriorate Performance of Nanomechanical Oscillators

Last year, Tobias Kippenberg and his team from the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements (LPQM1) presented a new-generation sensor capable of detecting very small forces with unprecedented efficiency. These devices, developed and fabricated at the Center of MicroNanofabrication (CMi) at EPFL have already opened new frontiers in both applied and fundamental science. [More]
Nanomade Concept Recognized with Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership

Nanomade Concept Recognized with Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership

Based on its recent analysis of touch technology for flexible electronics market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Nanomade Concept SAS with the 2013 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Nanomade's novel technology demonstrates multipoint touch that is characterised by force sensing and bend sensing on a flexible substrate that utilises just a single fully transparent sensor. [More]
Effective Nanosensor to Detect Radioactive Materials in Waste Water Using Graphene Oxide

Effective Nanosensor to Detect Radioactive Materials in Waste Water Using Graphene Oxide

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series features a new design for a highly sensitive device that can detect the radioactive materials uranium and plutonium in waste water. [More]
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