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'Smart' diaper for bedside urine testing

 Nanotechnology News
 05 May 2022
Urine can reveal a lot about a person's health. But physicians don't currently have a convenient or fast way of tracking the concentration of important compounds in their patients' urine. Now, researchers have designed a flexible sensor that fits in a diaper, measures multiple components in urine...

Copper, but not silver, is effective against SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces

 Nanotechnology News
 05 May 2022
As a result of corrosion, copper and silver release positively charged ions into their environment, which are harmful to bacteria in several ways and prevent their growth or kill them completely. This effect has long been exploited, for example by coating implants with these metals to prevent...

A simpler approach for creating quantum materials

 Nanotechnology News
 04 May 2022
Since graphene was first isolated and characterized in the early 2000s, researchers have been exploring ways to use this atomically thin nanomaterial because of its unique properties such as high tensile strength and conductivity....

Process aims to strip ammonia from wastewater

 Nanotechnology News
 02 May 2022
Engineers have developed a high-performance nanowire catalyst that pulls ammonia and solid ammonia (fertilizer) from nitrate, a common contaminant in industrial wastewater and polluted groundwater. ...

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