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Smartphones have invaded nearly every aspect of our lives. We use them to email, surf the Internet, text, check our bank statements, play games, and **gasp** actually make phone calls. These personal devices are our computers away from home (or the office) and in the case of developing nations; smartphones are often the only access that people have to the Internet. That’s what makes this latest research effort from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science so intriguing. A team of researchers led by Columbia Engineering associate professor Samuel K. Sia have developed a low-cost smartphone dongle that can detect if a person is infected with specific diseases using just... Read more...