Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

OGP® (Rochester NY), a division of Quality Vision International (QVI®), has introduced its TeleStar® Probe sensor. TeleStar Probe, a self-contained off-axis partial coherence interferometric range sensor for...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The new AS5170 and AS5171 automotive sensors from ams AG (Premstaetten, Austria) were developed as SEooC (Safety Element out of Context) devices, as defined in the ISO26262 functional safety standard. The magnetic...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensofar Metrology (Terrassa, Spain/Scottsdale, AZ) has released two new surface metrology systems. The S lynx, a non-contact 3D surface profiler, integrates confocal, interferometry, and focus variation techniques into the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

New wireless, batteryless limit switches from Steute Industrial Controls (Ridgefield, CT) include an internal electrodynamic energy generator. Displacement of the actuator generates power to send a uniquely coded signal to...

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Joe Munchak, Research Meteorologist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Using the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite, launched in 2014, NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency researchers have taken the first 3D images of raindrops and snowflakes. The GPM snapshots will help research meteorologist Joe...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The presence of more than 1 billion sensor-rich smartphones and the intense interest surrounding the Internet of Things has drawn wide attention to all the potential and...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers at Rice University have added superhydrophobic, or water-repelling, capabilities to its de-icer. The graphene-based spray passively prevents water from freezing above 7 degrees.

News: Materials

Since the 1600s, chocolatiers have been perfecting the art of the bonbon, passing down techniques for crafting a perfectly smooth, even chocolaty shell. Now a theory and a simple fabrication...

News: Materials

On your car windshield, ice is a nuisance. But on an airplane, wind turbine, oil rig, or power line, it can be downright dangerous. And removing it with the methods...

INSIDER: Motion Control

A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled. The unique concept has been brought to life using linkage...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inside their boots, firefighters’ have advanced insoles with sensors that make it possible for emergency operations commanders to follow the firefighters’ exact...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Filling a major gap in precision control for applications from semiconductor fabrication to manipulations of living cells, researchers have developed a frictionless drive...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Syracuse University chemists have discovered a new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time. The team's advanced nanomaterial changes color when it interacts with ions and other...

News

Medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again with the power of thought.

News

Beat by beat, the heart pumps blood through the arteries. In some people, however, the heart is too weak to supply the body with enough oxygen and nutrients, a condition often referred...

News

Using animal tissue samples, such as store-bought pork loin and beef liver, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the possibility of...

News

Blood-contacting implantable medical devices, such as stents, heart valves, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal support systems, as well as vascular grafts and access...

Question of the Week
Would you ride in a Hyperloop?

This week's Question: MIT recently unveiled its prototype design for SpaceX founder Elon Musk's Hyperloop, a high-speed ground transport system that could theoretically send passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour. The university researchers will test their small prototype pod at SpaceX’s...

News: Software

A ground-breaking study not only confirms the assumption that camouflage protects animals from the clutches of predators, but it also offers insights into the most important aspects of...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A number of important biological processes, such as photosynthesis and vision, depend on light. But it’s hard to capture responses of biomolecules to light because they happen almost...

News: Photonics/Optics

A team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has developed a novel sheet camera that can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images...

News: Software

Astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, have discovered an unusually shaped structure in two nearby disc galaxies. The Swinburne team recently developed new...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

American Polarizers Inc. (API) (Reading, PA) has expanded its product offering with 3M Vikuiti™ Brightness Enhancement Films (3M BEF). A single 3M BEF sheet increases the brightness of backlit LCD displays by up...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from the University of Washington, Disney Research, and Carnegie Mellon University have added sensing capabilities to a piece of paper. Small radio frequency (RFID) tags are placed, printed, or...

INSIDER: Aerospace
NASA Selects Eight Aerospace Technology Proposals for Investment

NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment. The ideas have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.

News: Medical

A new infection alert system in catheters could prevent serious infections in millions of hospital patients worldwide. The system, detailed in a new paper in “Biosensors and...

News: Medical

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research has developed a novel device for securing medical tubes and catheters intubated within a patient that will prevent damage to the incisors as well...

News: Medical

Scientists at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome are studying graphene oxide in the hopes of creating bacteria-killing catheters and medical devices. Coating surgical tools...

News: Medical
Wartime medical device is saving lives at home

A patient at the University of California Davis Medical Center was losing blood from multiple gunshot wounds, and doctors feared he was not going to survive long enough for them to operate. The newly approved REBOA catheter was used to restore blood flow to his critical organs so they could save his...

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