Chemical Sensors

03 November 2016

Plants that use nanoparticles to pick up the presence of pollution, or even explosives, have been engineered by...

11 July 2016

Electronic nose senses pesticides and terrorism threats.

06 February 2015

The way scorpion venom kills its victims has inspired a novel way to look for new drugs

23 October 2014

US scientists have developed a cheap and simple test for the Ebola virus which uses just a piece of paper and gives an...

31 July 2013

A tiny diamond-based sensor 1/50,000th of a millimetre across can be used to measure the temperature at specific points...

17 June 2012

A study, published in the journal Science this week, has found that Pre-Columbian populations tended to avoid settling...

16 June 2011

Attacking bacteria are sensed by plants which need to fine-tune their immune systems in response.

15 May 2011

Researchers in Seattle and Washington have solved an “enormous jigsaw puzzle” to design two novel proteins that bind to...