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Stephanie vL Henkel

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And Check the Silverware Too   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

At Cornell University, researchers are working on a new table napkin made of nanofibers that can advise of the presence of microorganisms you don't want to ingest.

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Is That Meat Okay to Eat?   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

There's yet another food spoilage detector that can detect high levels of bacterial activity in poultry and other meats destined for the table. SensorfreshQ sniffs out biogenic amines that can be picked up by a handheld device that passes an air sample over the item of interest.

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A Touch of Genius   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

FingerTPS, a line of capacitive tactile pressure sensors mounted on stretchable fabric designed to be worn on a person's fingertips and palm, can measure the pressures exerted while the person uses a tool or performs some other action.

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Establishing Burn Depths   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

Determining the extent of a burn injury is difficult from visual inspection. At stake is a surgical procedure should the underlying blood vessels not be receiving the amount of oxygen needed for the surrounding tissue to regenerate.

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Listening to Melanoma   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have found a way to detect the spread of melanoma, a particularly aggressive form of skin cancer, by listening to the sound melanin makes in the blood cells. With as few as 10 cells/sample, oncologists could spot early signs of metastasis before the...more >>

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R&D   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

Listening to Melanoma

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A Walk in the Woods, with Sensors   December 1, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

Far to the west of the Mississippi River are the Rocky Mountains, new, raw and breathtaking in their seemingly sudden rise. On the east side of that river lies the Appalachian Chain, older and more weathered down, and known to hikers for the trail that begins in Spring Mountain, Georgia, and ends...more >>

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Putting a Spike in the Spokes   November 27, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

The charms of the SUV continue to elude me. Trying to peer around some monster bulk parked at the corner of School and Grove streets here in Peterborough when I want to turn right without getting T-boned is a sweaty proposition. It's worse after a winter storm, when snow banks along the curbs mean...more >>

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Two Cheers for NASA   November 14, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

Only two cheers today, but one’s pretty loud and the other’s well above audible. First, NASA will save the Hubble Space Telescope. Second, NASA has established a venture capital entity designed to direct government research contracts (and funds) toward small high-tech companies with...more >>

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The Big Brown Marble   November 9, 2006
By: Stephanie vL Henkel

When I was in Anaheim, California, on business a couple of years ago, more than one native Golden Stater remarked: I know New Hampshire's beautiful, but I don't think I could take the humidity. This struck me as hilarious, because as someone who grew up in Memphis (as in Tennessee), I think of my...more >>




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