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Engineers Take First Step Toward Flexible, Wearable, Tricorder-like Device

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records electrocardiogram (EKG) heart signals and tracks levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time. The device can be worn on the chest and communicates wirelessly with a smartphone, smart watch or laptop...

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Dual-function, Graphene-based Material Good for Aircraft, Extreme Environments

Rice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. The new material still melts ice from wings and wires when conditions get too cold. But if the air is above 7 degrees Fahrenheit, ice won’t form at all.

The Rice lab of chemist James Tour gave its de-icer superhydrophobic (water-repelling) capabilities that passively prevent water from freezing above 7 degrees...

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ORNL Demonstrates Large-scale Technique to Produce Quantum Dots

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A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

While zinc sulfide nanoparticles – a type of quantum dot that is a semiconductor – have many potential applications, high cost and limited availability have been obstacles to their widespread use...

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EU NanoSafety Cluster publishes “Closer to the Market” Roadmap

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The EU NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) has published its “Closer to the Market” Roadmap (CTTM), a multi-dimensional, stepwise plan targeting a framework to deliver safe nano-enabled products to the market...

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