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MIT Research: A Glow of Recognition
December 14, 2011
Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of revealing the presence of specific chemicals--whether toxins, disease markers, pathogens or explosives. The system visually signals the presence of a target chemical by emitting a fluorescent glow.
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