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Early warning sensor sniffs out cities' harmful gas

May 11, 2020

The design for an electronic sensor that sounds the alarm if toxic industrial and vehicle-exhaust gases exceed safe levels could lead to cleaner air in many cities. KAUST researchers have developed a small, low-cost device that senses nitrogen dioxide (NO2); it could be deployed in potential hotspots around cities, alerting authorities if levels of the harmful gas start to spike.

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Sensing a heart attack before it strikes

Apr 13, 2020

A wearable electronic device that alerts at-risk patients and their doctors that an acute heart attack is imminent could be developed using sensor technology created at KAUST.

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A chemical embrace from the perfect host

Mar 30, 2020

An industrial process that currently consumes vast amounts of energy in petrochemical plants around the globe could be replaced by an alternative process so efficient that it requires no heating or elevated pressure.

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The power of light for internet of underwater things

Mar 19, 2020

Light can simultaneously transfer energy and data to underwater devices, but there’s a long way to go before these systems can be deployed.

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Imperfection is OK for better MOFs

Jun 26, 2019

Perfect crystals are not necessarily the most useful. Defects in the ordered crystalline structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could tailor these versatile materials for specific applications. KAUST researchers have already developed a pioneering method to image the defects using transmission electron microscopy. They now report that creating specific defects, visualizing them, and investigating their chemical effects takes the exploration of MOFs to new levels of detail and control.

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