Siri, Do I Have Cancer? NASA Builds Cancer Detecting Mobile Phone Sensor

Cancer Sensing Smartphone
Nanosensor technology could allow for Siri to one day answer this question because NASA has built a cancer detecting mobile phone sensor at the Ames Research facility in California. Ames scientific researcher Jing Li is working on a small chip the size of a nickel that includes 32 of the amazing nanosensors. They are all made of different kinds of materials, and that lets them interact with different chemicals in unique ways.
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Cell phones that protect against deadly chemicals? Why not?

The revolution of cell phones has been adding much functionality to its use. Its function varies from in-built camera, MP3 player, GPS to online service. What if, in the future, new functions on our cell phones could also protect us from toxic chemicals?
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New skin cancer-prevention device to be introduced soon

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ManTech to buy Sensor Technologies for $242 mln

ManTech International Corp (MANT.O) said it agreed to buy privately held Sensor Technologies Inc for $242 million in cash to expand its presence in the high-end defense and intelligence market.
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Japan's Rohm to buy U.S. sensor-maker Kionix

Japanese specialty chipmaker Rohm Co Ltd said on Tuesday that it will buy all the shares of U.S. sensor-maker Kionix Inc for an undisclosed sum in a bid to chase the growing motion sensor business.
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Europe orders more Airbus sensor checks

European safety officials have ordered checks on certain Airbus speed sensors supplied by U.S. manufacturer Goodrich, weeks after clamping down on alternative equipment from France's Thales.
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Air France chief questions sensor role in crash

Air France is not yet convinced that faulty speed sensors were to blame for the loss of one of its planes over the Atlantic, but it is replacing old sensors as a precaution, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.


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