Archive | February, 2015

Handheld Sensor Detects Fraudulent Fish

 (Photo:Shutterstock)  According to a recent study, approximately 30 percent of seafood sold in the US is fraudulently mislabeled. That’s why scientists at the University of South Florida have created a handheld sensor that can determine if what’s being offered is in fact the real thing. Seafood fraud is particularly common with grouper in Florida. It’s ….Read More

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Eyedrops may be replaced by stick-on nanowafers

  As anyone who has ever used medicinal eyedrops will know, it’s hard to get the things into your own eye. Soon, however, they could be replaced by tiny drug-containing polymer “nanowafers” that are applied to the eye like a contact lens. Those wafers would proceed to gradually dissolve, releasing medication throughout the day. Not ….Read More

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