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Scientists Built This Nerve Agent Detector Using Lego Blocks And A Smartphone

Researchers designed a nerve agent detector that uses Lego bricks and a smartphone to sense the presence of the deadly substance used in chemical warfare. How does it work?

Feature | Science June 28, 2018

Toxic Chemicals: What Are Nerve Agents And What Do They Do?

The alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Wiltshire, England that was exposed by British MP Theresa May once again brings the use of nerve agents to international attention. What exactly are nerve agents and what do they do?

Biotech March 20, 2018

Syria Chemical Attack Likely Used Nerve Agent Sarin: Facts About This Biochemical Weapon

The chemical attack that hurt at least 70 people in Syria likely involves the nerve agent sarin. What is sarin, how does it work, and why is it often used in chemical warfare?

Feature | Science April 5, 2017

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