Navigation Links
Thousand-color sensor reveals contaminants in Earth and sea
Date:11/2/2011

rom the ground itself to unmanned aircraft, satellites or weather balloons. The camera can also be pointed towards the stars to help astronomers gain insight into the make-up of a planet's atmosphere.

Most recently, Prof. Ben-Dor has used the technology to survey different environments, including soil and sea, seeking to identify problem areas. The area around gas pipelines is one site of environmental contamination, he says. Leaks can be particularly damaging to the surrounding earth, so the sensors can be used to test along a pipeline for water content, organic matter, and toxins alike. In agricultural areas, the sensor can be used to determine levels of salt in the soil to save crops before they are destroyed.

The technique is also effective in marinas, which are highly contaminated by gasoline and sealants from the undersides of sea vessels. "This toxic material sinks, and becomes concentrated on the sediment of the marina, which also contaminates nearby beaches," Prof. Ben-Dor explains.

The color of possibility

Before the HSR technology was developed, samples of potentially contaminated or endangered soil, sediment or water would have to be taken to the lab for lengthy analysis. With the use of a hyperspectral sensor, real-time analysis allows immediate action to better environmental conditions. The sensor can also be used to determine levels of indoor pollution caused by dust, analyze the strength of concrete being used for buildings in earthquake zones, or scan the environment around an open mine to look at the impact on human health.

According to Prof. Ben-Dor, this technology's potential is endless and can be used in disciplines such as medicine, pharmacology, textile industry, and civil engineering. Without so much as a touch, the sensor can provide in-depth analysis on environmental composition. It's a method that can map and monitor the earth from "microscope to telescope," he says.


'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Improved characterization of nanoparticle clusters for EHS and biosensors research
2. DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Powered Mobile ID Devices
3. The Worlds First Non Optical FBI Appendix F Certified Fingerprint Sensor
4. Nanosensors made from DNA may light path to new cancer tests and drugs
5. Sensory experience and rest control survival of newborn neurons in adults
6. New perspectives on sensory mechanisms
7. Sensor chip for monitoring tumors
8. New sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compounds
9. Penn molecular scientists develop color-changing stress sensor
10. New UC sensor promises rapid detection of dangerous heavy metal levels in humans
11. Navy, Marine Corps tests autonomous zero-power bathythermograph sensors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Thousand-color sensor reveals contaminants in Earth and sea
(Date:2/25/2015)... 25, 2015  ABC Financial Services (ABC), the ... Health and Fitness Industry, today announced enhancements to ... The latest upgrade includes advances to the agreement ... check-in via Identity One fingerprint biometrics. The features ... interactive displays at the International Health, Racquet & ...
(Date:2/24/2015)... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Iris Biometrics in ... US, Canada , Japan ... , Middle East , and ... for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic ... are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are ...
(Date:2/24/2015)... 24, 2015 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ... Face Biometrics, and Voice Biometrics. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific ... , and Latin America . Annual estimates ... a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ABC Financial Unveils New Software Enhancements 2ABC Financial Unveils New Software Enhancements 3World Iris Biometrics Industry 2World Iris Biometrics Industry 3World Iris Biometrics Industry 4World Iris Biometrics Industry 5World Iris Biometrics Industry 6World Iris Biometrics Industry 7World Iris Biometrics Industry 8World Iris Biometrics Industry 9World Iris Biometrics Industry 10World Iris Biometrics Industry 11World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 2World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 3World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 4World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 5World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 6World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 7World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 8World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 9World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 10World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 11World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 12World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 13World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 14World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 15World Face and Voice Biometrics Industry 16
... Institute (HBI) at the University of Calgary,s Faculty of ... food drive in rats. This new discovery, published online ... insight into why stress is thought to be one ... brain produces neurotransmitters (chemicals responsible for how cells communicate ...
... found that environmental factors have changed the distribution patterns ... species found in waters from Cape Hatteras to Newfoundland, ... mackerel migrate great distances on a seasonal basis to ... water temperature. These findings could have significant implications for ...
... Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have identified a mutation on ... amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Study findings published today in ... American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, show ... in motor neuron function and disease development. ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists highlight link between stress and appetite 2Scientists link shifting Atlantic mackerel distribution to environmental factors, changing climate 2Scientists link shifting Atlantic mackerel distribution to environmental factors, changing climate 3Scientists identify mutation in SIGMAR1 gene linked to juvenile ALS 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 27, 2015  Steep Hill, ... the US and internationally, intends to open a full ... Albuquerque, New Mexico , bringing advanced scientific tools ... cannabis. Steep Hill is currently the only ... to conduct potency and contaminant testing in order to ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" ... sciences company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and ... and operational results for the fiscal first quarter ended ... are in Canadian dollars (CAD), unless otherwise stated. ... win new business from our existing customers and add ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 26, 2015 The Movement for Indefinite ... support life extension technologies and awareness. The event is ... Time, on March 21st 2015, in a live Google ... Eric Schulke, Founder of MILE, says, “Our lives are ... The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension is raising awareness ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 ... 9 -12, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention ... exhibitors (count as of February 19, 2015) displaying ... in industrial, academic, and government labs. The Exposition ... as, but not limited to, analytical chemistry; drug ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Steep Hill First to Receive Provisional Approval to Establish Laboratory Services for Cannabis Testing in State of New Mexico 2SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 2SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 3SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 4SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 5SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 6Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 2Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 3Pittcon 2015 Announces Exposition Highlights 2
... 17, 2010 ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var ... var shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s ... one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; break; } for (var key in first_result) ...
... DIEGO, Aug. 17 Imagenetix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... 30, 2010. Net sales decreased 36% for the first quarter of ... of last year.   Net loss for the first quarter was ... or $.04 per share for the same period of the prior ...
... announced today that it has initiated a phase 2 ... the treatment of PHN. XEN402 has ... and recently concluded a 21-day cumulative dose safety tolerability ... was well tolerated and achieved good drug concentrations in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Shire plc - Statement re ProAmatine 2Shire plc - Statement re ProAmatine 3Shire plc - Statement re ProAmatine 4Shire plc - Statement re ProAmatine 5Shire plc - Statement re ProAmatine 6Imagenetix, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2011 Results 2Imagenetix, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2011 Results 3Xenon Pharmaceuticals Initiates a Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) for Topical XEN402. 2
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant FAAH. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = FAAH...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant CSRP3. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 8048...
...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant AAAS. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = AAAS...
Biology Products: