Future biosensor for continuous monitoring using molecular lookalikes

Future biosensor for continuous monitoring using molecular look-alikes
Credit: Eindhoven University of Technology

Biosensors measure the concentration of molecules in biological samples for biomedical, environmental, and industrial applications, and, ideally, they should provide real time, continuous data. However, the continuous monitoring of small molecules at low concentrations is problematic. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed an innovative sensing approach based on molecular lookalikes. This could prove pivotal in future biosensors for monitoring health and disease.


The field of biosensors has a rich and inventive history. The “father of biosensors” is seen by many to be Leland C. Clark Jr., who designed a sensor to measure oxygen in blood in the early 1960s.

However, as happens in pioneering works, things didn’t start out as he had hoped. His initial sensor designs failed because blood components affected the sensing electrode.

Clark’s solution was to separate the electrode and the blood by a cellophane wrapper from a cigarette packet,

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Ecommerce Becoming the Trend of the Future

It’s no secret that the retail industry has undergone one of the most drastic transformations throughout the pandemic. Companies within the field have seen ups and downs, but one branch of the retail space has seemingly only realized upside: eCommerce. But by how much did companies like Amazon, Wayfair, and Carvana really affect consumer spending?

While many mourned the loss of traditional brick & mortar outlets, the silver lining (especially as social distancing becomes the new normal) is the opportunity to shop for the same items in a more modern fashion. eCommerce delivers this new platform to consumers around the country, and has realized unprecedented success as “consumers have reduced spend at restaurants, bars, travel, concerts, etc.”

In their 4th annual eCommerce study, analysts at Cowen found that the sector “outsized growth of “+48% y/y in ’20,” and subsequently raised their total US eCommerce growth estimate by “~28-31% annually ’20-24

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Teachers play a critical role in shaping girls’ future as coders

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

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It doesn’t take long to help girls see a future for themselves in computer science, but it depends largely on how good their teachers are at recognizing the skills the girls have in coding, which is basically writing language for computers. We found that girls ages 10 to 12 can come to see themselves as coders in as little as a week. And there are diverse roles within the world of coding that allow girls with various personalities and skill sets to see themselves as coders. However, if educators recognize girls only for when they play a background role and help others, but not when they are more assertive and confident, then they may not develop their assertiveness and confidence in a way that enables them to succeed as coders.

To reach this conclusion, my colleagues

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Playing a Good Part In Transforming the Future by Building Decentralized Platforms


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In the last decade, decentralized platforms have taken the data world by storm. Top programmers aspire to create more efficient and effective platforms than ever, making the market for these products one of the most competitive in the world. Meet the five APAC entrepreneurs disrupting their industry, transforming the future of decentralized platforms and navigating their way towards digital transformation.

                                    

                                             Simon Kim, Founder and CEO of Hashed

The mind behind Hashed, Simon Kim is a serial South Korean entrepreneur, blockchain thought leader, and evangelist. Previously, he served as the CPO of Knowre, an adaptive mathematics learning platform. Today, Kim balances his distinguished roles of venture partner at Softbank Ventures Asia, member of the 4th Revolution Committee of South Korea’s Parliament, and Director of the Korea Blockchain Association. He also participates in the Busan Blockchain Free Zone

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3 Difficult Questions New York Yankees Must Confront When It Comes To Future Planning

The New York Yankees have been eliminated from postseason competition and this time it is courtesy of their current rival, the Tampa Bay Rays. There is a profound sense of disappointment and frustration surrounding the Yankees as they are expected to be World Series contenders every season. However, they have not lived up to the hype for several years. The Yankees have not won an American League pennant or World Series since 2009 and have become synonymous with premature exits from the postseason. Between the 2010-2020 seasons, the Yankees have qualified for the postseason eight times and only made it to the American League

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Robotic Interviews, Machine Learning And the Future Of Workforce Recruitment

These would affect all aspects of HR functions such as the way HR professionals on-board and hire people, and the way they train them

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing all aspects of our lives and that too at a rapid pace. This includes our professional lives, too. Experts expect that in the days ahead, AI would become a greater part of our careers as all companies are moving ahead with adopting such technology. They are using more machines that use AI technology that would affect our daily professional activities. Soon enough, we would see machine learning and deep learning in HR too. It would affect all aspects of HR (human resources) such

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How bold leadership can equalize the future of work for BIPOC

Technology, an industry that promises innovation and meritocracy, is at a moment of reckoning. Major technology companies have come under fire from elected officials, social justice leaders, and the general public for neglecting important social responsibilities in both external and internal operations, largely by allowing racism to run rampant on social platforms and by creating toxic, homogeneous work environments that deter many from pursuing a career in the field or advancing.

This backlash is representative of a longstanding issue in Silicon Valley and in other technology hubs, where women and people of color—specifically women of color—are often denied jobs for which they’re qualified or are passed up for promotion and leadership opportunities due to unconscious or conscious bias. The impact of this exclusion is devastating, leaving not just individuals but families and communities behind, and forcing a ripple effect through the entire economy.

The solution? Bold leadership from the public

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The Effort to Build the Mathematical Library of the Future

“In one crazy weekend I spent 12 hours a day [on it],” she said. “It was totally addictive.”

Other mathematicians talk about the experience the same way. They say working in Lean feels like playing a video game—complete with the same reward-based neurochemical rush that makes it hard to put the controller down. “You can do 14 hours a day in it and not get tired and feel kind of high the whole day,” Livingston said. “You’re constantly getting positive reinforcement.”

As Sébastien Gouëzel worked on defining a “smooth manifold” for mathlib, he had to balance specificity with flexibility.Courtesy of Sebastian Gouezel

Still, the Lean community recognizes that for many mathematicians, there just aren’t enough levels to play.

“If you were to quantify how much of mathematics is formalized, I’d say it’s way less than one-thousandth of one percent,” said Christian Szegedy, an engineer at Google who is working

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The Future Of Electric Cars May Be Skateboards

When it comes to the future of electric vehicles, should automakers worry less about batteries and drivetrains and more about what gets built right on top of them? Israeli startup REE Automotive thinks so. It has now prototyped a range of heavy-duty skateboard-style beds capable of carrying up to 7 tons for car and van designers to add their own ideas on top of.



a car parked on a beach: When it comes to the future of electric vehicles, should automakers worry less about batteries and drivetrains and more about what gets built right on top of them? Israeli startup REE Automotive thinks so. It has now prototyped a range of heavy-duty skateboard-style beds capable of carrying up to 7 tons for car and van […]


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When it comes to the future of electric vehicles, should automakers worry less about batteries and drivetrains and more about what gets built right on top of them? Israeli startup REE Automotive thinks so. It has now prototyped a range of heavy-duty skateboard-style beds capable of carrying up to 7 tons for car and van […]

One of the fun things about electric motors is that they’re really small and don’t need to aspirate, so you can put them in all

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xCloud is an unfinished but inspiring glimpse of how we might game in the future

The first time you boot up an Xbox One game on an Android phone can be surreal. Earlier this month, I opened the Game Pass app on a Pixel 3A phone, connected an Xbox One controller via Bluetooth in the device settings, and tapped the “play” button on the page for Halo 5: Guardians. After a somewhat lengthy loading time, there I was on the menu screen, ready to play the exact same Halo 5 campaign that I left unfinished back in 2016.

It surprised me that my save file was intact and accessible in the cloud, letting me pick up right where I left off. The best part: I didn’t even have to unpack the Xbox One where I originally played the game. It’s sitting unplugged in a box, exactly where I left it since moving back to the East Coast at the end of the summer.

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