Tag: "handheld" at biology news
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...atest model of a Star Trek tricoder-type device a handheld
instrument for scanning alien environments and use it to check your home air for indoor pollutants. As farfetched as that idea may seem, such devices are inching closer to reality, according to an article ( http://pubs.acs.org/cen/business/85/8533bu...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...emperatures, Kumar said. Along with use in small handheld
electronics, the paper batteries light weight could make them ideal for use in automobiles, aircraft, and even boats. The paper also could be molded into different shapes, such as a car door, which would enable important new engineering innovations. ...
Biosensor sniffs out explosives
...hat the biosensor will soon be incorporated into a handheld
device or a remote device that can be left at a location and monitored from afar....
'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics
...the size of a postage stamp) to successfully run a handheld
calculator. If the battery continues to show promise during further testing and refinement, it could be ready for commercialization in three to five years, she estimates. Consumers arent the only ones who stand to benefit from this new technology. ...
New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies
... about them. And I think you can count on having a handheld
device. "Our job is to reveal how many species there are on the planet and provide really simple tools to tell one species from another."...
Study reveals noisy Christmas toys can damage hearing
...oys were tested:Toys were measured using a Cel 450 handheld
recording SPL meter. Measurements were carried out in a medium-sized carpeted room with background levels below 40 dB(A). Each toy was measured at 2 distances: (1) 2.5cm, simulating close to the ear use and (2) 25cm, simulating normal arm length use....
Fingerprint technology pioneered in Leicester -- to identify the dead
...scene of death, as with mortuary recovery, to date handheld
real-time on-site analysis (near-patient testing) ...re of fingerprints from the dead. They also used a handheld
single digit fingerprint scanner which utilises a USB laptop connection for the electronic capture o...
Genes offer researchers a 'crystal ball' to help them prevent, diagnose and treat cancer
...athe for ten minutes into a commercially available handheld
device, which cools the air, forming a condensed vapor, to which the methylation assay is applied. Investigators found it could detect the presence of the methylated form in all six tumor suppressor genes. For RASSF1A, the test was negative in non-s...
The LouseBuster kills
...atched lice but 89 percent of eggs. -- A handheld
blow dryer was used to apply diffuse heating. Each...ent of lice but 97 percent of eggs. -- A handheld
blow dryer was used to apply directed heating. Hair clips were used to divide each child's hair into...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute receives $2 million in federal funds for biomedical research centers
...ving environment of the urban battleground. A handheld
microfluidic blood analyzer that can measure and analyze the levels of important blood constituents to help in the diagnosis of trauma, injury, or illness. Wearable ultrasound technology that enables a medic or physician to bring the ultrasound s...
AIUM supports FDA decision to deny over-the-counter use of handheld doppler fetoscopes
...uld permit over-the-counter (OTC) sales of certain handheld
Doppler ultrasound fetal listening devices, also r...r benefit to the consumer from OTC availability of handheld
fetal Doppler devices. Doppler fetoscopes are currently available by prescription for home use, u...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 23, 2006
...ers are describing development of a shoebox-sized, handheld
mass spectrometer capable of detecting minute amounts of chemical compounds in the environment. Among them are the peroxides believed involved in concerns about the safety of passenger jets early in August and other toxic and dangerous compounds. R...
Sandia tool speeds up environmental cleanup, reopening of contaminated facilities
...fficient and accurate, she said, with the aid of a handheld
device, easy-to-use software, scanner, and wireles...e samples are taken. The centerpiece of BROOM is a handheld
device, which looks like a typical PDA but packs a large amount of data and information. The device ...
Dragonfly migration resembles that of birds, scientists say
...he insects for up to 10 days fromboth aircraft and handheld
devices on the ground.They found that the dragonflies' flight patterns showed manysimilarities to those of birds that migrate over the same regions ofcoastal New Jersey. "The dragonflies' routes have showed distinct stopover and migration days,just a...
Quantum dot method rapidly identifies bacteria
...iences,* the work could lead to the development of handheld
devices for accelerated identification of biological weapons and antibiotic-resistant or virulent strains of bacteria--situations where speed is essential. Traditional ways of identifying infectious bacteria and their possible treatments can be tim...
Electronic nose could spell the end of landfill pongs
...ites. Gases and odours are analysed manually using handheld
detectors and by panels of volunteers asked to smell samples of air. The new device has four sensors which analyse the composition of gases in the air. Air is sucked into the device at regular intervals and then profiled. The chemical profile of the ...
Biomarker test may give early warning of brain woes
... situations if it could be developed into a simple handheld
device that could confirm brain or spinal injury. "Shaken-soldier syndrome is a traumatic brain injury that shows in veterans who have survived roadside blasts," said Douglas Anderson, Ph.D., chairman of neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute w...
Groundwater sampling goes tubular
...r at a specific location. To install the tubes, a handheld
air hammer is used to drive a temporary steel casi...tubing extending out of the ground. Suction from a handheld
peristaltic pump slowly withdraws water from the tubes. When the tubes are not in use, the top ends ...
Questionnaire identifies women at risk of inherited breast or ovarian cancer
...itten questionnaires scanned into a computer or on handheld
tablet computers. It was downloaded into a database that was immediately available to the patients' physicians and was later analyzed with a protocol designed to evaluate the risk that the patients carried mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2, the so-called "...
A new twist on power walking
...a PDA, night vision goggles (or 3 LED headlamp), a handheld
GPS, a CMOS image decoder, a GSM terminal in talk mode, and Bluetooth. The electricity can be used while it is being generated, or it can be stored in a lightweight rechargeable battery for later use, greatly reducing the need to haul and use heavy r...