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New Material Could Improve People’s Health and Reduce Pollution

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2017 — A material that holds the key to cheap, fast and portable new sensors for a wide range of chemicals has been developed by chemists at the University of Texas at Austin. The innovation could drastically reduce the costs associated with cleaning accidental chemical spills, remediating old industrial sites, detecting radioactive contamination in drinking water and operating medical and research imaging devices. Humphrey and his team are developing paper dipsticks that can quickly and cheaply identify a wide range of chemicals in an uncharacterized sample. Courtesy of Samuel Dunning and...Read full article

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