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the IPCC made predictions about the future. From Chris Field, her grandson Aryan Shaikh (13) and granddaughter Sania (10), The brutal and shocking gangrape of the 23-year-old photojournalist had its echo in Rajya Sabha yesterday with agitated members expressing serious concern over increasing atrocities on women and the government assuring “harshest” action against the culprits For all the latest India News, This is not the first time that the minister is drawing a gun in a restricted area. (Source: Pro Kabaddi) Related News Puneri Paltan kept their hopes alive of winning their maiden Pro Kabaddi title as they edged past UP Yoddha 40-38.Jayanta Mitra.s responsibility, said Mitra For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThat metal ball that makes your hair stand on end at science museums may have a powerful new use Scientists have found a way to combine these Van de Graaff generators with a common laboratory instrument to detect drugs explosives and other illicit materials on the human body The laboratory instrument in question is a mass spectrometer These machines ionize samples of liquids solids or gases imparting an electrical charge that can be used to identify them That’s tricky for detecting substances on humans says Kwan-Ming Ng a chemist at the University of Hong Kong “The major obstacle is safely depositing a sufficient amount of energy on the human body to induce ionization of chemicals on their skin” Ng had the idea of coupling a Van de Graaff generator a powerful but safe way to electrostatically charge the skin’s surface with a mass spectrometer Touching the Van de Graaff generator for only 2 seconds charges a person’s body to 400000 volts which ionizes compounds on the surface of the body Then the person would point the part of their body to be tested such as a finger toward the inlet of a mass spectrometer and ions from their body would enter the machine Also chemicals in the breath would become ionized as the person exhaled and the chemicals passed through their electrostatically charged lips Ng and his co-workers tested the new method which they call Megavolt Electrostatic Ionization Mass Spectrometry on a volunteer who handled different substances such as explosives flammable solvents cocaine and acetaminophen Then the person placed one hand on a Van de Graaff generator and moved his other hand in front of the inlet to a mass spectrometer The mass spectrometer correctly identified each of the tested substances the team will report in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry The method could also detect compounds in the breath of four healthy volunteers who exhaled through a straw into the mass spectrometer inlet while touching the Van de Graaff generator Ng says After a person chewed mint-flavored gum or drank red wine the mass spectrometer detected chemicals from the gum and wine in their breath Therefore the method might help diagnose diseases characterized by certain chemicals in the breath such as diabetes or detect drugs or alcohol on the breath of suspects The technique is fast providing a readout within seconds And according to Ng the Van de Graaff generator does not produce an electric shock although people may experience an itchy “ion wind” and their hair will stand on end during the short period of time that the generator is turned on He stresses that despite the high voltage generated the metal ball is safe as it has been demonstrated in countless science displays at schools and museums The new method may be useful for security checkpoints at airports or other public places where officers could quickly and easily determine whether a person has recently handled explosives or illicit drugs However existing mass spectrometers will need to be modified to withstand the high electrostatic charges and other rigors of repetitive on-site testing Ng says For security screening Ng envisions that the technology will take the form of a chamber connected to a Van de Graaff generator People would enter the chamber and ions from all over their bodies would be channeled into a mass spectrometer This setup would be more sensitive and less invasive than current ways to detect trace explosives or drugs on a person’s body such as specially trained dogs John Yates III a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego California is surprised by Ng’s findings “I never would have thought to try this experiment nor would I have thought that ions could be produced off someone’s skin or breath using a Van de Graff generator” he says Further work must be done to establish the sensitivity and safety of the method Yates says For example touching a Van de Graaff generator is generally not recommended for people with a pacemaker or other electronic medical device “This study is cute clever and interesting” says Joseph Loo a chemist at the University of California Los Angeles “It highlights how mass spectrometry could be used in everyday life in the future” However Loo notes that obtaining approval from federal agencies to use Van de Graff generators for human subjects may be difficult given the hurdles the US Transportation Security Administration had to overcome to implement new scanners in airports after 9/11 “And you can imagine the reaction that some people might have by being told to touch this surface and ‘No need to worry; 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