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Sweat science: Engineers detect health markers in thread-based, wearable sweat sensors

28/07/2020

Engineers at Tufts University have created a first-of-its-kind, flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. The patch could be used to to diagnose and monitor acute and chronic health conditions or to monitor athletic performance.
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Study: Mapping crystal shapes could fast-track 2D materials

27/07/2020

Materials scientists at Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania are calling for a collective, global effort to fast-track the mass production of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum disulfide.
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Images from the inside of blood vessels

24/07/2020

Researchers of the Universities of Stuttgart and Adelaide in cooperation with medical research centers in Australia developed a special microoptical tool with a thickness of only 125 microns. This enables endoscopic examimations within blood vessels whose diameter is smaller than 0.5 mm and helps detecting plaques or thrombs to reduce the danger of a stroke or a heart attack.
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Better wastewater treatment? It's a wrap

21/07/2020

A shield of graphene helps particles destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the free-floating genes in wastewater treatment plants.
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3D hand-sensing wristband signals future of wearable tech

21/07/2020

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist-mounted device that continuously tracks the entire human hand in 3D.
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Powerful human-like hands create safer human-robotics interactions

20/07/2020

A team of engineers designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help human-robotic interactions.
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New model connects respiratory droplet physics with spread of Covid-19

20/07/2020

Respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze travel farther and last longer in humid, cold climates than in hot, dry ones, according to a study on droplet physics by an international team of engineers.
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Molecularly thin interface between polymers - for efficient CO2 capture membrane

14/07/2020

Composite membranes for CO2 separation contain different functional layers in their structure. We found that when selective layer in composite membrane is made ultimately thin - it forms specific interface with supporting gutter polymer, and this structure shows unexpectedly high selectivity towards CO2 over nitrogen. This new finding provides the way to develop better membranes for CO2 capture.
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Researchers create air filter that can kill the coronavirus

14/07/2020

Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly.
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New materials for extra thin computer chips

13/07/2020

In order to create more compact electronic devices, new materials are being used - especially 2D-materials, which only consist of a single atomic layer. This, however, is only half the story: Every electronic device consists of multiple materials. So the ultra-thin semiconductors have to be paired with ultra-thin insulators. Scientists in Vienna have now found out how to do this.
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