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‘Fitbit for the Face’ Turns Any Mask into Monitoring Device

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth, or surgical face mask.Read more

Biotechnology

How to Make Industrial Biotechnology Commercially Viable

Professor Keith Tyo co-authored a perspective in the academic journal Science highlighting three areas that can be improved, listing policy, infrastructure, and education.Read more

River

Microplastics Linger in Rivers Before Moving to Oceans

Researchers have found hyporheic exchange — a process in which surface water mixes with water in the riverbed — can trap lightweight microplastics that otherwise might be expected to float.Read more

Cobalt

Understanding Cobalt’s Human Cost

Social consequences of green energy must be assessed in addition to environmental impacts, researchers say.Read more

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