Gallery: Cell Phone Sensors Can Detect Toxins, Alert Emergency Responde...

 

It’s amazing how far cell phones have come in just the last couple years – and the tech is about to get a lot more innovative. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego are creating tiny, silicon chips that can detect toxins. Scientists hope to eventually embed the sensors in cell phones so they can map chemicals’ locations, alert emergency responders and, most importantly, save lives.

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