"ANTHRAX: detects in 5 minutes"
Curtis Mowry discusses his five-minute handheld biological agent detector--the ultimate goal of a Sandia National Laboratories research project that recently reported having successfully tested all of its subcomponents. A football-sized analysis unit was made possible by microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based components, enabling all but one subsystems necessary for the device to be integrated into a single handheld unit.
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Story in EE Times: http://eet.com/at/news/OEG20020312S0069