News tagged with blue light

Improving memory with a flash of light

The burgeoning field of optogenetics has seen another breakthrough with the creation of a new plant-human hybrid protein molecule called OptoSTIM1. In South Korea, a research team led by Won Do Heo, associate professor at ...

dateSep 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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A more benign blue for pyrotechnics

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich chemists have developed a novel pyrotechnic formulation that produces a blue flame of unprecedented purity and radiance upon combustion, and is free of the toxic chlorine-containing ...

dateSep 14, 2015 in Materials Science
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Gas sensors sound the smoldering fire alarm

Smoke detectors are everywhere, but still thousands of people die in fires annually. Fire gas detectors, which detect carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, identify fires at an early stage. Thanks to a new measurement principle ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Engineering
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