Military technology useful against malaria

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Military technology useful against malaria

Anti-tank missile detector joins fight against malaria

Date:
July 17, 2014

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Monash University

Summary:
State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Researchers have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood. The technique is based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, which provides information on how molecules vibrate.

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Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood.
Scientists say the novel idea, published in the journal Analyst, could set a new gold standard for malaria testing.
The technique is based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, which provides information on how molecules vibrate.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140717095120.htm


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I want that laser gun which

I want that laser gun which shoots flying bugs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito_laser