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Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 19, 2015

This MIT device, based on modified carbon nanotubes, can detect amines produced by decaying meat. Image Credit: Sophie Liu MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing [more...]

Plants Enable Highly Sensitive Temperature Sensors

April 5, 2015

ETH scientists used cells form the tobacco plant to build the by far most sensitive temperature sensor. (Image Credit: Daniele Flo/ETH Zurich)  Scientists from ETH Zurich have developed a thermometer that is at least 100 times more [more...]