The ongoing quest to fabricate functional biosensors

Grabbing viruses out of thin air
A proposed future society. Credit: Tohoku University

The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we’re not there yet. Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa, for decades. Together with colleagues, they published a review in the journal Advanced Materials about the most recent endeavors into using these materials to fabricate functional biosensors.


“Research on improving the performance of virus sensors has not progressed much in recent years,” says Tohoku University materials engineer Fumio Narita. “Our review aims to help young researchers and graduate students understand the latest progress to guide their future work for improving virus sensor sensitivity.”

Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical into electrical energy. Antibodies that interact with a specific virus can be placed on an electrode incorporated onto a piezoelectric material. When the target

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Destiny 2 Beyond Light – Salvation’s Grip Exotic Quest Guide

There’s a lot to do in Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion. While the campaign focuses on defeating the Fallen Kell Eramis and her House of Salvation underlings, it also pushes you to use Stasis, Destiny 2’s new power, and to fully unlock the potential of your new subclass. Once you’ve worked far enough through the story, you can start on your first Exotic quest, called The Stasis Prototype. It’ll send you on a lengthy mission to steal a Stasis-firing grenade launcher, Salvation’s Grip, from the Fallen and add it to your arsenal.

Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking Salvation’s Grip quickly and efficiently, so you can get on with the story of Beyond Light.

Complete The First Part Of The Beyond Light Campaign

First, play through the new story missions in Beyond Light. Fight through to defeat Eramis, continue with the Exo Stranger to unlock Stasis abilities, and

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While plenty of sci-fi movies have predicted a future dominated by virtual reality, the technology isn’t quite as widespread — yet. But more and more people are starting to discover what the world of VR, which allows you to strap on a headset and become fully immersed in a new environment, actually entails.

Games are of course one of the most popular ways to use VR technology, but other experiences, like virtual film festivals or concerts, are becoming more widespread. Most importantly, while the world is still very much in the thick

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Genesis’ quest to win buyers from Mercedes-Benz and BMW

  • Genesis is still a relatively new luxury brand and suffers from a lack of brand recognition, despite producing cars of stellar quality.
  • After reviewing the GV80 luxury SUV, Business Insider sat down with Genesis CEO of North America, Mark Del Rosso to learn more about the brand’s progress.
  • The GV80 might be Genesis’ first SUV, but Del Rosso said that the company is “filling out the lineup.”
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Genesis has an unusual problem. 

In the various times I’ve gotten behind the wheel of one of its cars, I’ve always been blown away by the quality. G70, G80, G90, GV80 — it didn’t matter. Each boasted a serene interior, good power, a comfortable ride, and responsive light-footedness. Most offered more car per dollar than what you’d get from a European competitor. 

So, Genesis has the product side of the business on lock.

Playing catch-up

The

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