Sensors

Computational method improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.
by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office
10:36am
1.2.2018
The pocket-sized device detects charged particles in surrounding air.
by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office
10:30am
12.28.2017
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Instruments in smartphones such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensors represent a potential security vulnerability.
by Nanyang Technological University
11:08am
12.27.2017
Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh, or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone.
by Eindhoven University of Technology
10:56am
12.22.2017
A “quantum material” that mimics a shark’s ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey has been shown to perform well in ocean-like conditions, with potential applications from defense to marine biology.
by Emil Venere, Purdue University
10:28am
12.20.2017
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Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests.
by Aalto University
10:23am
12.13.2017
The “accident” led the researcher to an important insight: the water vapor in his breath had condensed on the device, causing the nanofilter to adhere ever so neatly to the sensor.
by University of Rochester
10:25am
12.8.2017
Currently, checking blood sugar levels can be a hassle for people with diabetes, especially when they have to pack their glucose monitoring kits around with them every time they leave the house.
by UC San Diego
9:30am
12.8.2017
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The data collected can be sent directly to a smartphone.
by Clara Marc, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
10:17am
12.5.2017
Visible signals from the brain and heart are measured.
by Technical University of Munich
10:43am
12.1.2017
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Bacterial biofilms are almost always involved in device-associated and post-operative infections and account for approximately half of all the estimated 700,000 to 2 million hospital infections annually.
by University of Maryland
10:49am
11.29.2017
The pill has a sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication.
by FDA
11:20am
11.14.2017
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Scientists are developing nanostructured gas sensors that would work at room temperature.
by Moscow State University
12:11pm
11.13.2017
Electronic circuits reveal when a plant begins to experience drought conditions.
by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
11:35am
11.9.2017
An optical whispering gallery mode resonator electrical engineers can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple applications.
by Walt Mills, Pennsylvania State University
9:59am
11.3.2017
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Commercial gas mixtures such as gas fuels — for example, hydrogen — need precise composition monitoring. The Hindenburg airship disaster is a sad reminder of how dangerous hydrogen can be.
by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
3:31pm
10.26.2017
Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.
by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
11:26am
10.11.2017
Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble into working device.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
10:56am
10.10.2017
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A new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things. Researchers have developed an ultra-thin temperature sensor that is both biocompatible and biodegradable.
by Samuel Schlaefli, ETH Zürich
11:10am
9.28.2017
A research team is using nanotechnology to pinpoint abnormal amounts of fat in live cells.
by University of Rhode Island
11:47am
9.21.2017
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Future ultrathin solar cells and light sources could have their surfaces covered by tiny trenches, after researchers found such structures enhance efficiency by four orders of magnitude.
by A*STAR
12:06pm
9.15.2017
A new electrochemical biosensor can detect adulteration of horse in beef meat within one hour.
by Universidad Complutense de Madrid
11:19am
9.12.2017
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NIST researchers—using custom-fabricated structures no larger than one-fifth the width of a human hair—have devised and tested a novel method that substantially improves silicon resonator performance, and may also benefit many different types of...
by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
1:06pm
8.31.2017
The structure concentrates the infrared light used to trap the quantum dots into the small 50 nanometer gap between the cylinders.
by The Optical Society
12:10pm
8.22.2017
Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of wearable body sensors that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
by American Chemical Society
11:22am
8.21.2017
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Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2-D organic-inorganic hybrid materials feature far fewer defects than thicker 3-D...
by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
1:37pm
8.14.2017
It's long been thought that two's company and three's a crowd. But electrical and systems engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators have shown that the addition of a third nanoscatterer, complementing two "tuning"...
by Washington University in St. Louis
1:39pm
8.10.2017
Energy loss due to scattering from material defects is known to set limits on the performance of nearly all technologies that we employ for communications, timing, and navigation.
by University of Illinois
9:55am
8.8.2017
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Artificial skin with post-human sensing capabilities, and a better understanding of skin tissue, could pave the way for robots that can feel, smart-transplants and even cyborgs.
by Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, European Commission
1:19pm
7.31.2017
3-D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity could revolutionize environmental monitoring.
by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
1:47pm
7.24.2017
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A research group has developed diagnostic sensors using protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts, which can diagnose certain diseases by analyzing human exhaled breath.
by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
1:13pm
7.19.2017
A team of researchers at Harvard University has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect movement.
by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
1:03pm
7.12.2017
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AMOLF researchers have developed nanoscale strings whose motion can be converted to light signals with unprecedented strength. This could allow for extremely precise sensors.
by AMOLF
1:31pm
7.7.2017
A new method for measuring extremely tiny objects could lead to cheaper, more accurate sensors for use in fields including medical research and gas detection.
by University of Waterloo
10:42am
6.30.2017
Electrical engineers have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers when the rubber meeting the road has grown dangerously thin.
by Duke University
10:27am
6.15.2017
A study offers new evidence that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.
by Colin Poitras, University of Connecticut
10:35am
6.13.2017
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