Sensors that are literally 'music to one's ears'

A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument can be used to identify substances, including a poisonous chemical sometimes mistakenly added to medicines. The mbira sensor, which can be constructed from off-the-shelf or discarded materials, could offer pharmacists and consumers in the developing world inexpensive protection from counterfeit and adulterated drugs.

Sensors that are literally 'music to one's ears'

Researchers have found a new use for a 3,000-year-old African musical instrument: detecting toxic substances and counterfeit medications. The sensor, based on the mbira (pronounced "em-bir'-uh") ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Sensors that are literally 'music to one's ears', Wed 12 Sep 18 from ScienceDaily

Sensors that are literally 'music to one's ears' (video), Wed 12 Sep 18 from Eurekalert

Musical instrument goes flat in presence of adulterated medicine

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Mon 17 Sep 18 from Arstechnica

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Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument can be used to identify substances, including a poisonous chemical sometimes mistakenly added to medicines. The mbira sensor, ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Eurekalert

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