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spectroscopy

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Spectroscopy on the go with new, portable tech

Purdue University has helped develop a handheld sniffing system that can detect bacteria, drugs or any other residue of interest. Applications range from food safety to homeland security. In this video provided by Purdue, analytical chemist Graham Cooks explains DESI (Desorption Electrospray Ionization).

November 1, 2007

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Kickstarter science: beware the marketing hype

Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.

By April 30, 2014

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Don't start up the warp drive yet, Earth's cousins might be hard to spot

Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.

By April 28, 2014

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Baby pictures! NASA offers first look at Milky Way in its infancy

Observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope show how our galaxy has grown over billions of years.

By November 14, 2013

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.

By July 12, 2013

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MIT diabetes device monitors glucose with light

Diabetes patients could one day check their glucose levels simply by shining a light into their skin.

By August 10, 2010

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Lasers could help biotag cancer cells

A breakthrough laser technology can discriminate between cancerous prostate cells and healthy bodily fluids, and ultimately help predict when cancer will metastasize.

By September 21, 2011

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Wireless device to diagnose bladder dysfunction

A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia indicates that a wireless near-infrared device the size of a cell phone is as reliable as current invasive tests in diagnosing bladder disease.

By May 31, 2011

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Curiosity fires ChemCam laser for first time on Mars

The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit a fist-size rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second.

By August 21, 2012