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New Device Tests Water Safety in Seconds

A new device can reveal in a matter of seconds whether that drink of water you desperately need is contaminated with disease-causing microorganisms or ready to drink. The device, called Duo Fluor, can in about 30 seconds test for organic material like decaying plants and animals, and bacteria, including pathogens that cause cholera and dysentery.   John Bridgeman is with the University of Birmingham’s Department of Civil Engineering in England who led a team that developed the...

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