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Find the latest news, technical briefs, and application briefs on innovative detector systems and technologies used for infrared, radiation, and inductance detection.

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Silicon semiconductors have become the ‘oil’ of the computer age, as was demonstrated recently by the chip shortage crisis. However, one of the disadvantages...

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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, learn how breakthroughs in materials science are enabling exciting new applications in quantum...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Detector can identify radioactive isotopes with high resolution.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Jellyfish can't do much besides swim, sting, eat, and breed. They don't even have brains. Yet, these simple creatures can easily journey to the depths of the oceans in a way that humans,...

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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2024

How to turn a mobile phone into a high–resolution microscope…hyperspectral imaging technology spots pipeline leaks from space…a MEMS solution to self–driving cars' LiDAR challenges. Read...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new system that brings together real-world sensing and virtual reality would make it easier for building maintenance personnel to identify and fix issues in...

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

A few years ago, MIT researchers invented a cryptographic ID tag that is several times smaller and significantly cheaper than the traditional radio frequency tags (RFIDs)...

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Quiz: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Development of new Counter UAS technologies is expanding across the global Aerospace and Defense industry. Test your knowledge of counter UAS technology with this quiz.
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Special Reports: Defense
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Test & Measurement - February 2024

From advanced fighter aircraft to future fleets of driverless cars, innovative test technologies are enabling major performance, quality, and cost improvements. Read about these and other applications in a...

Special Reports: Materials
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Aerospace Manufacturing - February 2024

From AI to digital twins to extended reality (XR), an array of new technologies are coming together to shape the future of manufacturing. Read all about it in this compendium of articles from the...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An inspection design method and procedure by which mobile robots can inspect large pipe structures has been demonstrated with the successful inspection of...

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

MIT engineers have developed a robotic replica of the heart’s right ventricle, which mimics the beating and blood-pumping action of live hearts.

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On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Choosing a detector with the right level of sensitivity for a specific gas analysis or spectroscopy application can be daunting no matter what is being measured....

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Understanding how energy moves in materials is fundamental to the study of quantum phenomena, catalytic reactions, and complex proteins. Measuring how energy...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

New research from Flinders University and UNSW Sydney, published in ACS Nano, explores switchable polarization in a new class of silicon compatible metal...

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Special Reports: Power
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Additive Manufacturing - November 2023

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Blog: AR/AI
The desire to understand how the brain generates and patterns behavior has driven rapid methodological innovation in tools to quantify natural animal behavior.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Someday, when quakes, fires, and floods strike, the first responders might be packs of robotic rescue dogs rushing in to help stranded souls. These battery-powered quadrupeds would use...

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Special Reports: Power
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Power Electronics - November 2023

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for applications ranging from...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Imagine you're in an airplane with two pilots, one human and one computer. Both have their “hands” on the controllers, but they're always looking out for different things. If...

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Continuous monitoring of sweat can reveal valuable information about human health, such as the body’s glucose levels. However, wearable sensors previously developed for...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers were able to successfully isolate bacteria from various fluids with a microparticle-based matrix filter. The filter trapped particles in small voids in the device, providing a larger concentration of bacteria for analysis.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
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Briefs: Medical
By combining recent advances in aerosol sampling technology and an ultrasensitive biosensing technique, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a real-time monitor that can detect any of the SARS-CoV-2 virus variants in a room in about five minutes.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A joint research team of Dr. Namgoo Kang from the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) and Dr. Minseok Kang from the...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Safety sensor systems require lots of special attention to their design and operation, everything that should be considered in any kind of design, but with double the attention. And there are also unique safety requirements as well.
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