Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

May 31, 2013 by  
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You may have already suspected that your iPhone was capable of almost anything. Emailing, gaming, snapshots, video recording, satellite mapping-it certainly can accomplish an amazing number of tasks. Now, with just a little augmentation, it is also possible for your smartphone to function as a high-end biosensor for a fraction of the price. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins, proteins, viruses, and other molecules using the phone’s built-in camera and processing capabilities. The iPhone’s GPS can even help to map the spread of pathogens and provide on-site evaluations of environmental conditions. Read the rest of Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analysis , Android , biosensor , cradle , gps , iPhone , nsf , pathogen , photonic crystal , portable , scanadu , spectrophotometer , star trek , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        

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PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify Water in Developing Nations

February 11, 2013 by  
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In developing nations, access to clean water is a major humanitarian issue, so much so that numerous non-profits and foundations are dedicated specifically to the mission to provide access to basic sanitation. PureMadi , an organization of the University of Virginia, has invented two simple ceramic technologies that repeatedly disinfect water and are currently being developed for use in South Africa. The PureMadi filter and MadiDrop use ceramics treated with silver and copper nanoparticles to cheaply and efficiently eliminate a majority of pathogens. Read the rest of PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify Water in Developing Nations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ceramic , copper , factory , filter , limpopo , madidrop , nanoparticle , pathogen , puremadi , silver , South Africa , tablet , university of virginia , water issues

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February 11, 2013 by  
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In developing nations, access to clean water is a major humanitarian issue, so much so that numerous non-profits and foundations are dedicated specifically to the mission to provide access to basic sanitation. PureMadi , an organization of the University of Virginia, has invented two simple ceramic technologies that repeatedly disinfect water and are currently being developed for use in South Africa. The PureMadi filter and MadiDrop use ceramics treated with silver and copper nanoparticles to cheaply and efficiently eliminate a majority of pathogens. Read the rest of PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify Water in Developing Nations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ceramic , copper , factory , filter , limpopo , madidrop , nanoparticle , pathogen , puremadi , silver , South Africa , tablet , university of virginia , water issues

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Citizen Science Could Save California from Catastrophic Oak Tree Loss

October 5, 2010 by  
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Photo via celesteh The oak tree is an iconic part of the California landscape, but an insidious pathogen threatens to wipe out as much as 90% of the state’s live oaks and black oaks within 25 years. It’s called ” sudden oak death ” and has been moving along the coast since 1995

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Valencia Design Week 2010: The Three Little Pigs, a Cardboard Fable (Photos)

October 5, 2010 by  
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Three Little Pigs by Sanserif Design Studio.

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Encouraging New Law In Argentina Bans Mining Around Glaciers

October 5, 2010 by  
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Photo: Dominic Alves / Creative Commons . Greenpeace is on a roll in Argentina.

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