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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
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


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