environmental monitoring

Lasers for Fast Internet in Space – Space Technology from Aachen

After eight years of preparation, in the early morning of June 23 the time had come: in Kourou in French Guiana, the European Space Agency launched the…

Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared

“The identification of molecules by sensing their unique absorption resonances is very important for environmental monitoring, industrial process control and…

Genetic Markers for Tracking Species

Biologists now want to use a similar procedure for identifying domestic animal and plant species more efficiently. German Barcode of Life (GBOL) is the name of…

New “nanobead” approach could revolutionize sensor technology

When fully developed as a hand-held, portable sensor, like something you might see in a science fiction movie, it will provide a whole diagnostic laboratory on…

First identification of endocrine disruptors in algae blooms

The effect is not caused by microcystin toxins, long recognized as potentially harmful to humans and aquatic animals, but as yet unidentified substances. As a…

Hydrogels used to make precise new sensor

The “diffraction-based” sensors are made of thin stripes of a gelatinous material called a hydrogel, which expands and contracts depending on the acidity of…

Imaging science offers new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration

More than 170 participants gathered this week for the eighth annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference in Irvine, Calif. This year's…

Nanogenerators Power Conventional Electronic Devices

In this case, the mechanical energy comes from compressing a nanogenerator between two fingers, but it could also come from a heartbeat, the pounding of a…

Nanogenerators grow strong enough to power small conventional electronics

Blinking numbers on a liquid-crystal display (LCD) often indicate that a device's clock needs resetting. But in the laboratory of Zhong Lin Wang at Georgia…

Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more

Scientists and engineers from around the world will gather on the shores of Lake Ontario in Rochester, N.Y. next week to discuss some of the latest…

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