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World's biggest CMOS sensor could help doctors detect and treat cancer

World’s biggest CMOS sensor could help doctors detect and treat cancer

Move over, Canon, because scientists at the University of Lincoln have just seized the crown for world’s biggest CMOS image sensor with their new Dynamic range Adjustable for Medical Imaging Technology microchip — or ‘DyNAMITe,’ for short. Measuring a hefty 12.8 square cm (or about five square inches), DyNAMITe is roughly 200 times bigger than […]

Ultra-thin handheld microscope could sniff out skin cancer, forged documents

Ultra-thin handheld microscope could sniff out skin cancer, forged documents

It may not look like it, but that sleek black thing pictured above is actually a microscope. Designed by engineers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, this little guy boasts a 5.3mm optical length, rendering it slim enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet powerful enough to deliver […]

Portable brain tumor treatment system kills cancer while you take out the trash

Portable brain tumor treatment system kills cancer while you take out the trash

We’ve seen robots that perform brain surgery and lasers that cook tumors, and now a team of researchers are well on their way to bringing mobility to the battle against brain cancer. The NovoTTF-100A, which just received FDA approval, is basically a set of insulated electrodes, attached to an electronic box, that pumps low intensity electrical fields […]