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Photovoltaic-powered sensors for the “internet of things”

September 27, 2019

By 2025, experts estimate the number of “internet of things” devices — including sensors that gather real-time data…
Reliable sensors for hypersonic flight

September 26, 2019

Harsh environmental conditions—such as surface temperatures reaching thousands of degrees Fahrenheit—make it challenging to accurately measure temperatures and…
Want to keep a cow happy? AI, robotics could hold the answer

September 26, 2019

A robotic pill that could give farmers an inside view of the health of each cow by moving…
KEMET: Make Sense of Our Proximity Sensor

September 23, 2019

The world is constantly moving and with the proximity sensor we can detect this motion. What makes this…
USGS to Install New Volcano Early Detection and Monitoring Stations at Mount Hood–Improving Early Detection

September 19, 2019

During the week of Sept. 23, the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with the U.S.…
Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

August 21, 2019

Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable…
Wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health

August 20, 2019

We tend to take our skin’s protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like…
Temperature monitoring system. Image credit: U.S. Air Force / Beau Wade via malmstrom.af.mil, Public Domain
A Brief Introduction Into Key Functionality of Temperature Sensors and Temperature Transmitters

August 16, 2019

Temperature is different from heat despite the two terms closely linked to each other. Heat is a unit…
IDEMIA Identity & Security USA licenses ORNL advanced optical array

August 9, 2019

IDEMIA Identity & Security USA has licensed an advanced optical array developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak…
Earthquake or underground explosion?

August 7, 2019

Experiments help differentiate between nuclear tests and natural events Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group…
NASA ‘Optometrists’ Verify Mars 2020 Rover’s 20/20 Vision

August 6, 2019

Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars 2020 rover underwent an “eye” exam after several cameras were installed…
Sensor Fish Duo Successfully Tests Irrigation Screen

July 24, 2019

PNNL determines that technology helps downstream fish passage. Nestled along the expansive Columbia River Gorge is Oregon’s Hood…
Mechanical engineers develop 3D printed sensors powered by snow

July 17, 2019

Ravi Selvaganapathy, a professor in Mechanical Engineering and Canada Research Chair in biomicrofluidics, along with Ahmed Abdelsalam, a visiting researcher…
Researchers have created quantum sensor outside the laboratory

July 16, 2019

Researchers at DTU Physics have succeeded in building a small portable quantum technology measuring instrument which may be…
Physicists discover family members of Schrödinger’s cat

July 11, 2019

It has been said that the internet exists chiefly to show videos of cats interacting with boxes. An…
Quantum—Squeezed light cuts noise

June 17, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory physicists studying quantum sensing, which could impact a wide range of potential applications from…
Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp

May 30, 2019

Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that…
Octopus-inspired wearable sensor

May 23, 2019

Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to…
“Spidey senses” could help autonomous machines see better

May 21, 2019

Researchers are building animal-inspired sensors into the shells of aircraft, cars. What if drones and self-driving cars had…
A new sensor for light, heat and touch

May 14, 2019

Inspired by the behaviour of natural skin, researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed a sensor…
Broadening the spectrum: A professional-quality pin-sized sensor with everyday applications

April 12, 2019

Imagine pointing your smartphone at a salty snack you found at the back of your pantry and immediately…
Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

March 18, 2019

A new way of measuring atomic-scale magnetic fields with great precision, not only up and down but sideways…
Scientists develop printable water sensor

March 4, 2019

X-ray investigation reveals functioning of highly versatile copper-based compound. A new, versatile plastic-composite sensor can detect tiny amounts…
E-glove for detection of movements

March 3, 2019

Researchers at DTU Health Tech will develop a glove that can measure every tiny little movement of your…
Scientists use smartphones to improve dismal rating of nation’s civil infrastructure

February 19, 2019

In the United States, aging civil infrastructure systems are deteriorating on a massive scale. A recent report by…
NASA to Advance Unique 3D Printed Sensor Technology

February 16, 2019

A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme. Mahmooda Sultana won funding to advance a potentially revolutionary,…
Predicting Urban and Coastal Microclimates

January 30, 2019

A mobile laboratory containing sensors that measure wind speed and direction, air quality, precipitation, and other atmospheric variables…
New environmental sensing and monitoring system tested and evaluated at Virginia Tech

January 11, 2019

On the edge of Virginia Tech’s campus, on a stretch of farmland that few students ever visit, small…
Wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor

January 9, 2019

Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, Stanford engineers and medical researchers build a way to wirelessly monitor blood flow after…
Psychology professor recognized for invention of the geodesic sensor net

January 9, 2019

You could call it a thinking cap, but Don Tucker’s signature invention is really meant to capture brain…
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