Engineers discover a glaringly simple way to detect bombs and hidden weapons

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How did we not know this already?

You probably use Wi-Fi on the regular to connect your smartphone, computer, or other electronic device to the glory of the world wide web.

But soon, that same technology could also keep you safe in real-life public areas.

According to a peer-reviewed study led by researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, ordinary Wi-Fi can effectively and cheaply detect weapons, bombs, or explosive chemicals contained within bags.

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Cancer Death Rates in the U.S. Continue to Decline

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Prevention and improved treatment has lowered the U.S. cancer death rate.

The number of deaths due to cancer continues to decline in the United States, according to new statistics from the American Cancer Society.In fact, the downward trend, which began in the early 1990s, means about 767,000 fewer deaths from cancer over the past two decades, according to the group’s estimates.

 

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End of Cancer Deaths Predicted By 2015

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In 2003, Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, then director of the National Cancer Institute outlined his goal to eliminate suffering and death from cancer by 2015. “This prediction does not mean that we will eliminate cancer by then,” he said, “I don’t know when that will happen. But the challenge is to understand the disease and create interventions so that no one will suffer and die prematurely from cancer.”

 

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A New Way To Detect Cancer Early

A New Way To Detect Cancer Early 

 

A prototype device employs the same magnetic phenomenon used to write data to computer hard drives.

A new system for detecting cancer proteins uses the same magnetic phenomenon that lets computer hard drives read and write data. The Stanford University researchers developing the system hope that it will detect cancer in its earlier stages, when it’s easier to treat. MagArray, a startup in Sunnyvale, CA, will commercialize the technology.

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Headband For Lie Detection

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Lie Detector Head Band

 In the wake of immensely growing crime around the world, the best way out to nab a criminal is the use of an accurate lie detection test. The Narco test is one way of lie detection done nowadays. However, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel have come up with a new technique for lie detection. This method under research uses infrared images, beaming them directly into the brain. Infrared sensors have been put to many innovative uses in the past, from interactive image generation to treating cancer, to measuring body fat levels. Infrared usage has come a long way, and these functional near-infrared sensors (fNIR), used in a band, monitor the hidden truths in the brain.

 

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Thermography Bra To Detect Breast Cancer

Thermography Bra To Detect Breast Cancer 

If you had been worrying about breast cancer, a bra may be able to warn you in case you develop cancerous tissues. The bra would detect the cancerous growths before they can spread to other areas and help a lot in prognosis, as cancer always needs to be treated early for better results.

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Age-Estimation Software Determines Age Through Face

Age-Estimation Software Determines Age Through Face 

People who hope to keep their age a secret won’t want to go near a computer running this software. Like an age-guesser at a carnival, computer software being developed at the University of Illinois can fairly accurately estimate a person’s age. But, unlike age-guessers, who can view a person’s body, the software works by examining only the person’s face.

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How To Detect Olympic Cheats

How To Detect Olympic Cheats 

Athletes using performance-enhancing drugs can’t stay ahead of detection methods for very long.

Athletes aren’t the only ones racing against the clock this week in Beijing. A team of skilled scientists is working 24 hours a day at a drug-testing lab in Beijing’s Olympic Sports Center, analyzing approximately 4,500 blood and urine samples for banned substances. Their work is part of an ever-evolving arms race between scientists and sports cheats who try to stay one step ahead of the latest detection methods.

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Detecting Tiny Tumors

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US scientists have perfected a new technique to magnify by more than 1,000 times molecules deep inside the human body which may help detect minuscule tumors, a study said.

The technique of non-invasive molecular imaging of small subjects uses a phenomenon known as Raman spectroscopy and the research team from Stanford University School of Medicine believes it is the first such study of its kind.


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