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Inkjet-Printed Thermite Deposits Energetic Materials Safely

Researchers have developed a method to deposit tiny amounts of energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics) using the same technology as an inkjet printer. This...
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New Mass Spectrometer Will Help Develop Better Training for Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

Canine teams have long been considered the gold standard for finding concealed explosives. To validate this reputation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science...

Small-Scale Fisheries Have Big Impact on Oceans

A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a...
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An Eye for High Explosives

Bomb plots could be thwarted with the help of a portable system for detecting traces of high explosives using fluorescent polymer nanoparticles1, developed by...

Snout on a Chip Detects Explosives

Dogs have an eminent sense of smell. Their snouts use a specific sniffing technique which almost grabs hold of scents. Elephants’ snouts are even...
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NUS Engineers Develop Low-cost, Flexible Terahertz Radiation Source for Fast and...

Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact devices for fast and accurate identification of defects in computing...

Detection of Pneumonia Through Exhaled Breath

Chronic lung infections caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa are responsible for the majority of illnesses and deaths among CF patients. Therefore, it is important to...

New Grasses Neutralize Toxic Pollution from Bombs, Explosives and Munitions

On military live fire training ranges, troops practice firing artillery shells, drop bombs on old tanks or derelict buildings and test the capacity of...

New Nanosensors for the Detection of TNT

Cage structures‘For the first time ever, we have used molecules with a lantern-type cage structure to fabricate sensitive nanosensors that can detect explosive substances...

Nanobionic Spinach Plants Can Detect Explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect...
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T-rays Will “Speed Up” Computer Memory by a Factor of 1,000

“We have demonstrated an entirely new way of controlling magnetization, which relies on short electromagnetic pulses at terahertz frequencies. This is an important step towards...

Whiskers Help Animals Sense the Direction of the Wind

Many animals appear to have an impressive ability to follow the wind to find food, avoid predators, and connect with potential mates. Until now,...

Scientists discover that coral can record history

A Canadian study has discovered that coral is able to effectively record events in human history due to its ability to absorb the toxic...
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Missouri S&T mine rescue team wins competition

Missouri University of Science and Technology won the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition May 3-5 in New Iberia, Louisiana.Missouri S&T’s Gold Team finished first...
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Coding and Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. A Duke University team is...

New Terahertz Source Could Strengthen Sensing Applications

New compact terahertz radiation source that operates at room temperature continuous wave
gas analysers

The device with the fine nose

ETH scientists pushed the sensitivity limits of state-of-the-art trace gas analysers. The instruments are now ready for use in medicine, biological research and forensics.

Single molecule detection of contaminants, explosives or diseases now possible

A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible...