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surprise It would 'take' SOME blatant 'Wang' to develop that! *Spit Outtakes* robot
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If they understood what you were talking about they'd be shitting their pants.

Useful for coke and opiates, too?

Half of RSP is so fucking busted. The other half is praying to their god-like being they don't develop a saliva test for kiddie porn.
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It's the weekend, no need to be a jagoff.

the potalyzer, a roadside saliva test for marijuana

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Stanford engineers are hitting the breaks on driving under the influence of marijuana with a roadside device that can tell whether someone’s too stoned to be behind the wheel.

Their new “potalyzer” applies the same magnetic nanotechnology used in cancer screenings to detect THC molecules in saliva after someone lights up, and to also measure the concentration of the drug in someone’s spit.

Considering more than 20 states already allow some form of medicinal or recreational cannabis use, and several more including California, Massachusetts and Nevada are voting on some legalization of weed in November, it’s high time that police officers had a handy tool to test whether someone’s too lit to drive.

The standard practice of screening for THC through urine samples isn’t very practical in the field, however. So Shan Wang, a professor of materials science and engineering, led the Stanford team in creating the mobile device. Traffic cops would swab spit from the driver and run the sample through the potalyzer’s magnetic biosensors, and be able to read the results on a smartphone or laptop in just three minutes

There’s still no official consensus on how much THC is too much to drive safely, although some studies have suggested cutting off between two and 25 nanograms (or billionths of a gram) per milliliter of blood. The potalyzer can detect concentrations of THC in the range of 0 to 50 nanograms per milliliter of saliva.

And the device probably won’t stop at measuring Mary Jane. Because the sensors are sensitive enough to detect any small molecules, they might also be tapped to test for morphine, heroin, cocaine and other drugs.

But there’s a long road ahead before the potalyzer will be in any police officer’s hands. The device still needs to undergo field tests and be approved by regulators — and states need to decide how much THC should be allowed in a driver’s saliva.



So still a long was to go before all the closet pot head righties have to worry about being treated like a black man while driving.

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Stanford engineers are hitting the breaks...


Hitting the breaks? Are proof readers a thing of the past? Try brakes.


My apologizes. While ranting about this misuse of breaks. I'm going derail the thread with some other tidbits I've recently read on the internet.

An article titled "20 Extinct creatures that no longer exist." Double dead, I guess.

Young people should not write history, either.

A history article declaring civil rights activists in the early Sixties were beaten, arrested, had police dogs set upon them and tasered. The first three were certainly bad enough and I'm sure they would have been tasered as well but tasers weren't invented yet.

Saw another WW II history article something along the lines of 20 Historical Facts about World War Two. One of the facts listed was something about the Kamikaze attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. They were not Kamikazes.

The internet is rife with lousy writers imagining themselves to be professionals. I know there are more examples I could post but I have to go keep an eye on my lawn.

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Stanford engineers are hitting the breaks...
scribidinus wrote:
Hitting the breaks? Are proof readers a thing of the past? Try brakes.


My apologizes. While ranting about this misuse of breaks. I'm going derail the thread with some other tidbits I've recently read on the internet.

An article titled "20 Extinct creatures that no longer exist." Double dead, I guess.

Young people should not write history, either.

A history article declaring civil rights activists in the early Sixties were beaten, arrested, had police dogs set upon them and tasered. The first three were certainly bad enough and I'm sure they would have been tasered as well but tasers weren't invented yet.

Saw another WW II history article something along the lines of 20 Historical Facts about World War Two. One of the facts listed was something about the Kamikaze attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. They were not Kamikazes.

The internet is rife with lousy writers imagining themselves to be professionals. I know there are more examples I could post but I have to go keep an eye on my lawn.
s/ 'Smoke Breaks', you know, "for SCIENCE!" They have yet with determining whether "Certs" were a 'Candy' or 'Breath' mint.
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There doesn't need to be a chemical analysis: If you can't spit on command, you're busted.

Can't spit on command AND in possession of some Taco Bell, that's aggravated DUHigh.
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Stanford? STANFORD?? The university up there in northern California, where they grow the awesome sensimillia?

Probably not hard to find willing test subjects....
 
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