Smartphone camera can illuminate bacteria causing acne, dental plaques

Smartphone camera can illuminate bacteria causing acne, dental plaques

Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 11:46 am

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a method that uses smartphone-derived images to identify potentially harmful bacteria on skin and in oral cavities. Their approach, outlined in a paper published in the May issue of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, can visually identify microbes on skin contributing to acne and slow wound healing, as well as bacteria in the oral cavity that can cause gingivitis and dental plaques.

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Making sure ships, other marine craft find their way

Making sure ships, other marine craft find their way

Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 11:42 am

Nearly everything in our daily lives—from the electronic gizmos we all use, to the coffee we drink and the bananas we eat—relies on shipping. Ships worldwide transport roughly 11 billion tons of goods annually, which works out to about 1.5 tons for every person on the planet.

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French nuclear firm seeks to fix 'performance issue' at China plant

French nuclear firm seeks to fix 'performance issue' at China plant

Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 9:49 am

A French nuclear firm said Monday it was working to resolve a "performance issue" at a plant it part-owns in China's southern Guangdong province following a US media report of a potential leak there.

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Toshiba apologises to shareholders after vote probe

Toshiba apologises to shareholders after vote probe

Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 7:23 am

Toshiba apologised to shareholders Monday and said it would remove two directors after a probe found the Japanese conglomerate had sought government help to try and influence a boardroom vote.

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Microsoft bolsters video game line-up as Xbox turns 20

Microsoft bolsters video game line-up as Xbox turns 20

Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 7:22 am

Microsoft unveiled Sunday a batch of new titles for Xbox at the world's premier video game trade show, including award-winning sensation "Hades" and long-time hit "Halo".

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Rare earth metals at the heart of China's rivalry with US, Europe

Rare earth metals at the heart of China's rivalry with US, Europe

Sun, Jun 13, 2021 - 8:50 pm

What if China were to cut off the United States and Europe from access to rare minerals that are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines and drones?

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