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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Terapia Urbana’s Vertical Garden Brightens a Seville Hospital with 40 Species of Lush Greenery

October 23, 2012 by  
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Terapia Urbana , a company founded by architects and engineers at the University of Seville has installed this beautiful vertical garden at the USP Sagrado Corazón Clinic in Spain. The first vertical garden to be installed in a hospital center in Europe, the wall features a high-tech system that controls the garden with pH, temperature and humidity probes. The design includes more than 1,400 plants from some 40 species, and it’s inspired by Burle Marx ‘s “Hanging Garden.” + Terapia Urbana The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “green wall” , architecture garden , Landscape Architecture , seville spain , terapia urbana , university of seville , urban gardening , vertical garden

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