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Reliably detecting cocoa off-flavors

Musty, moldy, smoky or horse dung-like smelling cocoa is not suitable for chocolate production. As part of a larger research project, a team of scientists led by Martin Steinhaus from the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical Un.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 20th, 2021

Cellphone converts into powerful chemical detector

Scientists from Texas A&M have developed an extension to an ordinary cellphone that turns it into an instrument capable of detecting chemicals, drugs, biological molecules, and pathogens. The advance is reported in Reviews of Scientific Instruments......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Driving behaviors harbor early signals of dementia

Using naturalistic driving data and machine learning techniques, researchers have developed highly accurate algorithms for detecting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers. Naturalistic driving data refer to data captured through in-.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Nano flashlight could allow future cell phones to detect viruses, more

In work that could turn cell phones into sensors capable of detecting viruses and other minuscule objects, MIT researchers have built a powerful nanoscale flashlight on a chip......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Researchers develop compact on-chip device for detecting electric-field waveforms with attosecond time resolution

Understanding how light waves oscillate in time as they interact with materials is essential to understanding light-driven energy transfer in materials, such as solar cells or plants. Due to the fantastically high speeds at which light waves oscillat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Researchers have devised a new sampling method for the elusive hazel dormouse

Researchers at Imperial have been developing a novel method of detecting the presence of an elusive species, the hazel dormouse......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Spacecraft magnetic valve used to fill drinks

A precision magnetic valve originally designed to help steer a lander down to a comet has found a surprise terrestrial use through ESA's Technology Transfer and Patent Office: adding flavors to beverages within a few thousandths of a second per each.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

CRISPR discovery paves the way for novel COVID-19 testing method

Most conventional molecular diagnostics usually detect only a single disease-related biomarker. Great examples are the PCR tests currently used to diagnose COVID-19 by detecting a specific sequence from SARS-CoV-2. Such so-called singleplex methods p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Counting flying foxes by using drones equipped with thermal cameras

Scientists from Western Sydney University and the Taronga Conservation Society have published a new method in the journal Remote Sensing In Ecology and Conservation for detecting and counting flying-foxes in tree canopies by using thermal camera-equi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Reliably detecting cocoa off-flavors

Musty, moldy, smoky or horse dung-like smelling cocoa is not suitable for chocolate production. As part of a larger research project, a team of scientists led by Martin Steinhaus from the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical Un.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Reliably measuring whether rivers or lakes run out of air

Wastewater carries large quantities of organic substances into the rivers and lakes, leading to heavy growth of bacteria and oxygen deficiency. Measurement methods have so far been incapable of measuring this organic pollution precisely. A new method.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Better solutions for making hydrogen may lie just at the surface

A clean energy future propelled by hydrogen fuel depends on figuring out how to reliably and efficiently split water. That's because, even though hydrogen is abundant, it must be derived from another substance that contains it—and today, that subst.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Doping by athletes could become tougher to hide with new detection method

As the world awaits the upcoming Olympic games, a new method for detecting doping compounds in urine samples could level the playing field for those trying to keep athletics clean. Today, scientists report an approach using ion mobility-mass spectrom.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

QuikNode is building a blockchain developer cloud platform to compete with AWS

As hot as the blockchain space appears to be these days, it’s still far from simple to get a decentralized application reliably up-and-running. The NFT boom and rising cryptocurrency prices have brought more attention to applications running on.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

What are the solutions for climate change-impacted grapes?

Many wine lovers know that a hint of smoky flavors in Zinfandel or Pinot Noir are the perfect complement with grilled meats. They may also be familiar with the phrase, "Stressed vines make the best wines.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Detecting photons transporting qubits without destroying quantum information

Even though quantum communication is tap-proof, it is so far not particularly efficient. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics want to change this. They have developed a detection method that can be used to track quantum transmiss.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Image analysis based on machine learning reliably identifies haematological malignancies

Image analysis utilizing neural networks can help identify details in tissue samples which are difficult to discern by the human eye. A study demonstrated that the technique makes it possible to accurately determine genetic mutations in the cancer ce.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

COVID"s Unlikely Offspring: The Rise of Smartwatch as Illness Detector

Researchers are stretching the capabilities of smartwatches to track illnesses from COVID-19 to Crohn's disease Smartwatches and wearable devices have come a long way beyond counting steps. They’re getting better at detecting illness,.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

By detecting genetic material, fast sensor has potential use as a clinical tool

In less than a second, a small sensor used in brain chemistry research can detect the key molecules that provide the genetic instructions for life, RNA and DNA, a new study from American University shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Dietary fats interact with grape tannins to influence wine taste

Wine lovers recognize that a perfectly paired wine can make a delicious meal taste even better, but the reverse is also true: Certain foods can influence the flavors of wines. Now, researchers have explored how lipids -- fatty molecules abundant in c.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Study shows a sharp rise in detection rate of broad absorption line variations

Gas around black holes and interstellar medium distribution are key factors in understanding the growth of supermassive black holes and the evolution of their host galaxies. However, as a crucial parameter, gas density is hard to determine reliably,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021