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Listening To The Sounds Of Dangerous Chemicals
2012-08-14 14:00:20

New photoacoustic technique detects multiple nerve agents simultaneously To warn of chemical attacks and help save lives, it's vital to quickly determine if even trace levels of potentially deadly chemicals–such as the nerve gas sarin and other odorless, colorless agents–are present. U.S. Army researchers have developed a new chemical sensor that can simultaneously identify a potentially limitless numbers of agents, in real time. A paper describing the system has been published...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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