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Ratiometric sensing of toxins using quantum dots

Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) presents a significant hazard under numerous realistic scenarios. BoNT is the most toxic substance known. Current tests for BoNT are slow (2 days), lab-based, and complex. A new scheme offers quick, specific quantification by non-specialized personnel such as first responders in the field.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2015

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Plant-inspired power plants

A team of chemical engineers recently identified the two main factors for determining the optimal catalyst for turning atmospheric CO2 into liquid fuel. The results of the study will streamline the search for an inexpensive yet highly effective new catalyst.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2015

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