Home > News > Mizzou Research May Hold Key To Saving Troops From IEDs
April 19th, 2007
Mizzou Research May Hold Key To Saving Troops From IEDs
Breakthrough research at the University of Missouri - Columbia may hold the key to saving the lives of American troops from improvised explosive devices in Iraq.
"You could send out a signal and get an acoustic image back to determine an IED. You could actually use a signal device to neutralize it before we reach it," said engineering student Steve Apperson.
How small are the particles with which researchers work? The nanogold particles are one millionth the size of a strand of hair.
A DNA sensor made from the particles may one day enable police to instantly detect DNA at the scene of a crime and in the back of Gangopadhyay's mind, minute medical sensors that can detect cancer and even HIV.
Promising new method for rapidly screening cancer drugs: UMass Amherst researchers invent fast, accurate new nanoparticle-based sensor system December 15th, 2014
Graphene Applied in Production of Recyclable Electrodes December 13th, 2014
Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply: New sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals or food spoilage to a smartphone December 8th, 2014
Nanosensor to Detect Naproxen Drug Produced in Iran December 6th, 2014
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Unraveling the light of fireflies December 17th, 2014
Pb islands in a sea of graphene magnetise the material of the future December 16th, 2014
Fraud-proof credit card possible because of quantum physics December 16th, 2014
Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars: Rice University study examines how nanoparticles behave in food chain December 16th, 2014
UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope December 15th, 2014
Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology December 11th, 2014
Stacking two-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices December 11th, 2014
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Expands Government and Defense Projects December 10th, 2014
Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014
Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims October 23rd, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013