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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.

Briefs: Materials

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Products: Software
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: Data Acquisition
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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: Wearables

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.

Briefs: Wearables
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
UpFront: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA's Landslide Reporter, a smarter cement, and a way to track microplastics in the ocean.
Articles: Transportation
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A self-driving algorithm guides an autonomous vehicle through a traffic scenario that many of us know well: navigating traffic on a crowded, narrow street.
Special Reports: Imaging
Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Transportation
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.

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