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By / May 9, 2011

Schematic showing the architecture of the sensor developed at Princeton. Credit Stephen Y. Chou; Princeton. Check ’em out: Princeton engineers make breakthrough in ultrasensitive Raman-based sensor Princeton researchers have invented an extremely sensitive sensor that opens up new ways to detect a wide range of substances, from tell-tale signs of cancer to hidden explosives. The sensor,…

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Green algae harnessed to make paper-based batteries

By / September 11, 2009

A press release from Uppsala University, Sweden, claims that a group of researchers at the Ångström Laboratory have discovered that the distinctive cellulose nanostructure of Cladophora algae can serve as an effective coating substrate for use in environmentally friendly batteries. The findings have been published in an article in Nano Letters. “These algae has a…

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Sporian snags AF contract for high-temp sensor

By / May 1, 2009

The Air Force has awarded MEMS sensor maker Sporian Microsystems a contract to conduct research using the firm’s “polymer derived ceramic as a non-planar, conformal, thin film, high temperature sensor.” The AF wants a sensor system that can monitor the temperature and strain in aircraft turbines. Temperatures in these critical materials often are well in…

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