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November 11, 2018
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Common Bricks Can Be Used to Detect Past Presence of Uranium, Plutonium

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a technique that can determine whether bricks – the common building material – have ever been near a radiological source, and identify the specific type of source, such as high enriched uranium … Continue reading

August 1, 2016
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IBM Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough Aims to Help Physicians Detect Cancer and Diseases at the Nanoscale

IBM scientists will collaborate with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to test on prostate cancer Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – 01 Aug 2016: IBM scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate … Continue reading

March 4, 2015
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UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope

Lightweight, compact device converts an ordinary smartphone into an advanced fluorescence microscope Fluorescence microscopes use technology that enables them to accomplish tasks not easy to achieve with normal light microscopes, including imaging DNA molecules to detect and diagnose cancer, nervous … Continue reading

October 14, 2014
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Not Much Force: Berkeley Researchers Detect Smallest Force Ever Measured

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using a combination of lasers and a unique optical trapping … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
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Strider-like water sensor will help detect contaminants in water

To help clean up an oil spill or any other kind of environmental disaster, sometimes humans can learn a thing or two from nature. A team of researchers from the Michigan State University College of Engineering is creating a kind … Continue reading

February 10, 2013
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A Boost for Analyzing Biological Sequences

UA computer scientists John Kececioglu and Dan DeBlasio are developing improved software that provides biologists with much more accurate results when analyzing sequence data. Imagine trying to construct a brick building with fewer than the requisite number of bricks and … Continue reading

January 27, 2013
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Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales

Two robots equipped with instruments designed to “listen” for the calls of baleen whales detected nine endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine last month. The robots reported the detections to shore-based researchers within hours of hearing … Continue reading

December 16, 2012
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Got Food Allergies? Thanks to UCLA, You Can Test Your Meal on the Spot Using a Cell Phone

Are you allergic to peanuts and worried there might be some in that cookie? Now you can find out using a rather unlikely source: your cell phone. A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and … Continue reading