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A phone with the ultimate macro feature

If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Test can smell ketosis

VTT has developed a quick, easy-to-use ketosis test for consumers that can detect acetone on exhaled breath. The test will benefit diabetics and dieters in particular, but it can easily be adapted to other uses as well, such ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Getting a critical edge on plutonium identification

A collaboration between NIST scientists and colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has resulted in a new kind of sensor that can be used to investigate the telltale isotopic composition of plutonium ...

New technique for rapid detection of drugs-of-abuse

The development of reliable, convenient and cost-effective methods for drug analysis is crucial in the control and the fight against drug abuse. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a new ...

Team first to blend high-end imaging techniques

Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first "image fusion" of mass spectrometry and microscopy—a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis ...

Researchers explore fading red in Van Gogh art

While debate over whether a dress was blue and black or white and gold has caused an Internet storm of talk about color, discussions in scientific circles raise questions about red, asking why are Van Gogh's ...

Science nabs illegal ivory sellers

A Toronto-based company has been convicted of selling illegal ivory in the first case to use a technique for dating ivory developed by a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in collaboration ...

Quick, easy and early diagnosis with rare earth ions

Lack of oxygen in cells is an indicator of diseases as serious as cerebral haemorrhages, stroke and cancer. Regrettably measuring real-time oxygen concentration in living tissue is difficult with current ...

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