Similar to fingerprint and iris scans, biometric authentication is an essential factor in any spy movie, and attempting to bypass those security measures is frequently one of the main plot points.
When paint thinner, ink, and adhesives dry, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released, which can be harmful to one’s health. One of the most common VOCs is xylene, which comes in three distinct isomers with the same components but slightly different configurations.
Over the past decade, contamination of fresh fruits by the most hazardous pesticides has increased significantly across Europe, according to a study that took place over a period of nine years. This raises conc...
The need to carry out invasive, twice-daily blood draws, to track the electrolyte levels of babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs), could be eliminated with a wireless, bioelectronic pacifier.
Japanese researchers have created a novel device that enables individuals who are monitoring their salt intake to enjoy umami dishes that are typically high in sodium, such as ramen and miso soup, using electrically-stim...
Researchers based at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have now developed a framework to help guide scientists in assessing the habitability of other worlds on exoplanets.
The US Department of Defense is investigating the possibility of deploying wearable sensors to monitor the exposure of service personnel to dangerous toxins, thereby superseding current static detection systems.
A paper-based sensor for identifying even small volumes of hydrogen peroxide is developed by a research team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). From healthcare and household products like hand sanitizer as a disinfectant to rocket fuel as a propellant, this chemical is used in a wide range of applications, and it is also found in biological cells.
Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Australian biotech company The iQ Group Global Ltd. announced that the Institute's electrochemical eRapid technology has been licensed to Antisoma Therapeutics Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of The iQ Group Global.
Researchers at the University of Bath working in collaboration with industrial partner, Integrated Graphene, have developed a new sensing technique based on graphene foam for the detection of glucose levels in the blood. Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.