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An assortment of microplastic fragments, filaments, and fibers from the
North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. (Courtesy of Nicole Trenholm/Ocean
Research Project)
Facemask Can
Detect COVID-19
Engineers at MIT and
Harvard University have de -
signed a facemask that can
diagnose the wearer with
COVID-19 within about 90
minutes. The masks are em -
bedded with tiny disposable
sensors that can be fitted
into other facemasks and
could also be adapted to
detect other viruses.
Editorial Director
Linda Bell
Editorial Director
(Image: Felice Frankel and MIT News Office)
The sensors are based
on freeze-dried cellular machinery. The mask includes a small reservoir of water
that is released at the push of a button when the wearer is ready to perform the
test. This hydrates the freeze-dried components of the SARS-CoV-2 sensor, which
analyzes accumulated breath droplets on the inside of the mask and produces a
result within 90 minutes. Results are only displayed on the inside of the mask for
user privacy.
The sensors could be incorporated into not only facemasks but also clothing
such as labcoats, potentially offering a new way to monitor healthcare workers'
exposure to a variety of pathogens or other threats.
Visit https://news.mit.edu/
NASA Satellite
Data Tracks
Ocean
Microplastics
from Space
An estimated eight
million tons of plastic
trash enters oceans
each year. Most of it is
battered by the Sun
and waves into micro -
plastics that can be
carried hundreds or
thousands of miles,
making it difficult to
track and remove
them.
The University of
Michigan is using NASA satellite data to track the movement of microplastics in the
ocean. The method provides a day-by-day timeline of where they enter the water, how
they move, and where they collect. The approach relies on the Cyclone Global
Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) and can give a global view or zoom in on small
areas for a high-resolution picture of microplastic releases from a single location.
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