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Access the latest developments used in sensor-related technologies. Learn more about essential applications for specialized sensors and durable designs for extreme conditions.

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A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Next-Generation MEMS Multi-Gas Sensing
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
What’s New in MEMS Sensors for Wearables
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Innovative IoT Sensor Applications Pave the Way to the Future
Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Special Reports: Imaging
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center developed designs for two micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) motion and position sensors: a single-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope....

Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Paper-Based Sensor Detects COVID-19 in Minutes
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.
The paper-like material could be useful in soft robots, sensors, artificial muscles, and electric generators.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Turning Diamond into Metal
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of Robot Healthcare Helpers
A research team programmed two robots — a humanoid figure and a robotic arm — to measure human physiological signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultra-Sensitive Flow Microsensors
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Passive Polarized Fiber Optic Sensing
This technique has applications in strain, temperature, pressure, vibration, and acoustic sensing.
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
This technology provides drones sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires, and navigate follow-on maneuvers.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Extreme Low-Frequency Hydrophone
Applications include monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as manmade infrasonic sources such as boats.
Programmed magnetic nanobeads are used to detect the virus in 55 minutes or less.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Device Measures Toxic Lead in Minutes
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.

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