Monthly Archives: October 2004

MEMS and implantable chips

Silicon chips and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that can be implanted in the human body will only be possible with a clearer understanding of the interactions between single-crystal silicon and human tissues and fluids, for example, formation of mineral apatite. This …

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Picking up the sweat scent

Newly discovered sulfur-containing scent molecules in sweat produced by a bacterial enzyme point to our smelly past and could lead to an odor-free future. The modern human nose is somewhat insensitive to the subtle fragrances emitted by the axillary region …

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