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Highly sensitive sensor to detect a harmful gas in the atmosphere

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science have developed a novel sensor to detect nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the atmosphere. The sensor, which can catch a single nitrogen dioxide molecule among millions of other molecules, is one of the most sensitive in the world. Also, unlike other NO2 sensors which perform at high temperatures, the new sensor works even at room temperature.

Malaria diagnosis to the doorstep

A handheld device that can detect malaria in less than 30 minutes has won the ‘Best Innovator’s Pitch’ award at the recently concluded Innovation Centre Stage event held in Delhi. The award is given by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Government of India.