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Innovation Promises Expanded Roles for Microsensors


February 7, 2012

 tiny vibrating microcantilevers Researchers have learned how to improve the performance of sensors that use tiny vibrating microcantilevers to detect chemical and biological agents for applications from national security to food processing. Full Story

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