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New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases

20:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(American Chemical Society) When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated. Now, one team reports in ACS Sensors that portable pressure-based detectors coupled with smartphone software could provide a simpler, more affordable alternative while still maintaining sensitivity.

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