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Faster, more accurate gas analysis

A PhD student from the University of Western Australia has developed a new method to measure gases. Scientist can now measure greenhouse gases 200,000 thousand times faster than previously, and NASA now uses the technique to calibrate carbon monitoring satellites in orbit around Earth.

The technology - dubbed Frequency-Agile, Rapid Scanning spectroscopy, or FARS - will be utilised for global warming research, breath analysis (to detect illness), explosives detection, chemical process monitoring and a range of other applications, including fundamental quantum theory.

Researcher Gar-Wing Truong says, “"This research is of particular significance to Australia if it is to take the lead in global warming policy and research.”

Read more at University of Western Australia

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