Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Crab case can make you safe

Not Just for Eatin': Blue Crab Nano-Sensor Detects Dangerous Substances (A. James Clark School of Engineering)

A substance found in crab shells is the key component in a nanoscale sensor system developed by researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. The sensor can detect minute quantities of explosives, bioagents, chemicals, and other dangerous materials in air and water, potentially leading to security and safety innovations for airports, hospitals, and other public locations. More here

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1 comment:

carlo95 said...

This article shows how nano-technology can be used for tracing dangerous or toxic elements in possible food sources. It also states that the technology is not only confined to certain areas of research but also to wide range of industries and fields.