Tag Archives: sensors

The quest for Hyperloop: Swissloop 2nd with Kistler

At first glance, the idea seems quite extraordinary: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, designed to transport people and goods at speeds of over 1,000 kilometers per hour. In the Hyperloop pod competition staged each year at Los Angeles, the Swissloop team came second out of 21 entrants – and Switzerland’s representatives also …

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Advanced vision for 2020 and beyond – DASA competition

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition seeking proposals to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies or applications in the area of Electro-Optics and Infrared (EOIR) to address the future need for highly capable and affordable sensors. EOIR sensors are a key military capability used …

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A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater “internet of things.” But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations in the …

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World’s thinnest, lightest signal amplifier enables bioinstrumentation with reduced noise

Conventionally, bioinstrumentation circuits for health care and medical use have consisted of hard electronic devices, such as silicon transistors. However, when soft biological tissues, such as skin, come into contact with hard electronic devices, they tend to become inflamed. Therefore, monitoring of biosignals in everyday life over a long period …

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New way to make micro-sensors may revolutionise future of electronics

Researchers at Binghamton University have found a way to improve the performance of tiny sensors that could have wide-reaching implications for electronic devices we use every day. The study finds a more reliable way to use actuators that control MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), which are microscopic devices with moving parts that …

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Chelsea Technologies appoints Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director

Chelsea Technologies has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director. Paull, who joins the company from leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International, has been appointed to further develop Chelsea Technologies as a market leader in environmental sensing technology across a variety of industry sectors, and particularly in …

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New sensor could shake up earthquake response effort

The recent massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the 4 July holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could speed up the time it takes to evaluate whether critical buildings …

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100 days, 100 nights: Sensor network reveals telltale patterns in neighbourhood air quality

Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a significant contributor to global warming and is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. Produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels – emitted from large trucks, trains, and marine vessels – it is an air pollutant of particular concern to residents in urban …

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Closing the terahertz gap: Tiny laser is an important step toward new sensors

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have created an imaging system that uses lasers small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip. The system emits and detects electromagnetic radiation at terahertz frequencies — …

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Sensing innovation at Sensors & Instrumentation Live – the Engineering Symposium

Instrumentation and sensors are incredibly important because of the data they produce. This data can be used to improve processes, increase efficiency and repeatability, and enhance the competitiveness of your business. But in order to make the most of your data it is important to gain a good understanding of …

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