Glove gives the right swipe for toxic chemical scans
You gotta hand it to our scientists on this one. In collaboration with the University of San Diego, California, they've developed a new wearable technology that allows the user to scan for toxic chemicals by simply swiping a surface. This 'lab-on-a-glove' tech has an in-built chemical sensor that can single-handedly identify organophosphate compounds. It was designed specifically with the defence and forensic industries in mind, providing reliable, real-time and on-site chemical screening for rapid response to terror threats. But it could fit (like a glove) into food and agriculture uses as well.