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Also known as the thumb piano, the mbira is an African musical instrument that has been around in one form or another for at least 3,000 years. Now, however, scientists have developed a new version that – when combined with a smartphone – can detect toxic substances and possibly even counterfeit medication... Continue Reading Modern version of ancient musical instrument detects poisons C
In developing nations, unscrupulous companies routinely produce counterfeit or diluted antibiotics. Unfortunately, those same countries often lack the expensive lab equipment needed to detect fakes. There could be hope, however, in the form of a simple new paper device... Continue Reading Cheap paper device detects bogus antibiotics Category: Science Tags: Antibiotic
If the mosquitoes in a given area start carrying viruses such as Zika or Dengue, then the sooner that local health authorities know, the better. And while existing mosquito-testing procedures take at least week to deliver results, a new biosensor does so in less than an hour... Continue Reading Low-cost device rapidly detects mosquito-borne viruses Category: Science Tags: Dete
Although there already are devices that allow you to objectively check if you've got bad breath (aka halitosis), they typically require a power source and an involved calibration process, plus they often aren't very sensitive or quick to respond. A newly-developed sensor, however, could change that... Continue Reading Simple, inexpensive sensor detects bad breath Category: Science Tags:
We're getting one step closer to a portable, practical and affordable "cocaine breathalyzer," thanks to research being conducted at the University at Buffalo. Scientists there have created a chip that detects the drug in samples of a person's blood, breath, urine or saliva... Continue Reading "Layer cake" chip detects cocaine Category: Science Tags: Chips Cocaine
If you have a small child and a swimming pool, then it's at least a little likely that you may sometimes worry about said child falling into said pool. Well, it was with that concern in mind that British electrical engineer John Barstead created the Dolphin Alarm...Continue Reading Sonar alarm system detects kids in the poolCategory: Around The HomeTags: Children Kickstarter
When the water in the rooftop cooling towers of a building's air conditioning system gets infected with Legionella bacteria, people in the building can get potentially-fatal Legionnaires' disease. Therefore, it's important to check that water for the bacteria on a regular basis. A new chip is promised to do it faster than ever...Continue Reading Chip detects Legionnaires' bacteria in minutes,
Is that raw spinach really safe to eat, or is it contaminated? In the near future, an inexpensive device that's linked to your smartphone could warn you of harmful bacteria in your food. The technology is currently being developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...Continue Reading Smartphone-based system detects bacteria in foodCategory: Health & WellbeingTags: Bacteria
Serving counterfeit liquor is not only unethical, but depending on the contents of that liquor, can also be dangerous to the people consuming it. It was with this in mind that scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently developed a portable device that can tell fake booze from the real thing...Continue Reading Portable device detects bogus boozeCategory: ScienceTag
Typically, colon-related illnesses such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are diagnosed via invasive tests. Thanks to a new "electronic nose," however, it may soon be possible to detect such disorders by analyzing a whiff of the patient's feces...Continue Reading Stool-sample-sniffin' electronic nose detects diseasesCategory: MedicalTags: Colitis Diagnostic devices is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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