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Water (E)quality

Water quality control testing at multiple locations along a distribution system is a challenging and time-consuming process, particularly in low-income countries. Standard methods for identifying bacteria in water samples usually take 2-4 days, but researchers from Northeastern University, USA, say they have created a shoebox-sized biosensor called ScanDrop that can do the same thing in just a few hours – and at lower cost.

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