Electronic Noses Detect Chemical Warfare Gases
Posted in News, Electronics, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors on Thursday, 28 August 2014
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia have developed a prototype electronic "nose" for the detection of chemical warfare gases, mainly nerve gas, such as Sarin, Soman, and Tabun.
Prosthetic Arm Controlled by Imagining a Motion
Posted in News, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy on Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies. First, it is necessary to know if there is a memory pattern in the amputee's brain in order to know how the arm moved. The pattern is then translated to instructions for the prosthesis.
New Laser Technology to Make 2020 Mission to Mars
Posted in News, Electronics, Lasers & Laser Systems, Photonics, Machinery & Automation, Detectors, Sensors, Measuring Instruments on Friday, 15 August 2014
NASA announced recently that laser technology originally developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been selected for its new Mars mission in 2020. SuperCam, which builds upon the successful capabilities demonstrated aboard the Curiosity Rover during NASA’s current Mars Mission, will allow researchers to sample rocks and other targets from a distance using a laser.
New Circuits Can Function at Temperatures Above 650°F
Posted in News, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Automotive on Monday, 11 August 2014
Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have designed integrated circuits that can survive at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius — or roughly 660 degrees Fahrenheit. Their work, funded by the National Science Foundation, will improve the functioning of processors, drivers, controllers and other analog and digital circuits used in power electronics, automobiles and aerospace equipment, all of which must perform at high and often extreme temperatures.
Engineers Hope to Create Electronics That Stretch at the Molecular Level
Posted in News, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Sensors on Monday, 11 August 2014
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?
Battery-Free Connection for 'Internet of Things'
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring on Wednesday, 06 August 2014
In the not too distant "Internet of Things" reality, sensors could be embedded in everyday objects to help monitor and track everything from the safety of bridges to the health of your heart. But what’s holding this new reality back is having a way to inexpensively power and connect these devices to the Internet, say engineers at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Designing a Pure Lithium Anode
Posted in News, Batteries, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies on Tuesday, 05 August 2014
The race is on to design smaller, cheaper, and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet power storage needs. Now, a team of researchers at Stanford University report that they have taken a big step toward designing a pure lithium anode, which, they say, would greatly advance current lithium ion batteries.

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