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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
Affecting approximately 60 percent of newborns, jaundice can cause brain damage or even death if left untreated. In sub-Saharan Africa, where doctors often don't have access to expensive diagnostic equipment, babies are 100 times more likely to die of the condition than are infants in the US. A new low-cost device, however, could drastically reduce that number...Continue Reading Handheld devi
A group of Canadian engineering students have been named the winners of this year's James Dyson Award, for their device that detects skin cancer without the need for a biopsy. Read more
When it comes to functional jewellery, we've already seen everything from fitness tracking earrings to bracelets that thwart attackers. Joseph Wang and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, however, have created something that's a little different yet. They've made a ring that detects chemical and biological threats in the wearer's environment...Continue Reading High-tech rin
Some higher-end cars are now equipped with systems that use sensors such as built-in cameras to detect if the driver is getting drowsy. While that's great if you own one of those vehicles, what happens if you drive something older or cheaper? Well, researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University have developed a smartphone-based system that reportedly does the job...Continue Reading Smartphone sy 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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