Friday, February 20, 2009

Lab-on-a-Chip the Latest Weapon Against Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC, February 18, 2009 (ENS) - Israeli scientists have developed a tiny laboratory, complete with a microscopic workbench, to measure water quality in real time. This lab-on-a-chip can detect pollutants and pathogens, and the Pentagon hopes it may detect the intrusion of a biological weapon into a U.S. water supply.

Funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Projects Agency, this new lab-on-a-chip could become a defensive weapon that protects America from biological warfare. [Full Story]

Source: Environment News Service

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