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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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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Briefs: AR/AI
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control and seamless interaction with electronic devices.
Briefs: Automotive
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Wearables
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Application Briefs: Communications
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Materials
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: AR/AI
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have developed graphene-based sensing technology using G-Putty material — a highly malleable graphene blended putty. The printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the...

NASA Spinoff: Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Facility Focus: Energy
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Briefs: AR/AI
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Test & Measurement
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Articles: Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Moisture & Pressure Protection - September 2021

Engineers face multiple challenges when battling moisture and condensation buildup in their projects. Knowing what types of products – such as desiccants, pressure relief valves, etc. – are...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new pressure-sensor from MIT detects small and fast changes in pressure at the fingertip, such as from lightly rubbing fingers together.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative...

Question of the Week: Software
Could Digital Twins Be Used on ‘Any System?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts to use sensors to improve the virtual design model known as a digital twin.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

MIT researchers have designed a sharp-tipped robot finger equipped with tactile sensing to meet the challenge of identifying buried objects. Digger Finger was able to dig through granular media such as...

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