Sensors

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble into working device.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
10:56am
10.10.2017
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Researchers are creating tiny high-tech chips that will detect problems in ageing gas and oil pipelines, preventing potential catastrophic events.
by Stephanie Bedo, Griffith University
11:36am
6.1.2017
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A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building’s air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices.
by Liz Ahlberg Touchstone, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
10:24am
5.19.2017
Researchers develop digital contact lenses that has the potential to transform medical care.
by Joo Hyeon Heo, UNIST
10:16am
5.4.2017
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Technology could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams.
by UC San Diego
10:37am
4.21.2017
New innovation to be trialed within 12 months.
by Catrin Newman, Swansea University
9:33am
4.21.2017
A new adhesive sensor that costs around a dollar can save patients the discomfort and pain resulting from leaky intravenous drips.
by A*STAR
11:27am
4.17.2017
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This new sensor with transparent features is capable of generating an electrical signal based on the sensed touch actions, and also consumes far less electricity than conventional pressure sensors.
by UNIST
11:59am
4.6.2017
Nanoscale fiber-integrated X-ray sensor opens new doors for precision x-rays detection via endoscopy.
by The Optical Society
12:53pm
3.30.2017
In a special, dust-free, clean laboratory, a group of physicists spend their time probing hand-sized hexagons of silicon made of individual sensors. Together with layers of metal, the sensors will form a new subdetector to replace part of the end-...
by Harriet Jarlett, CERN
11:08am
3.29.2017
On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. A new sensor looks like a piece of fruit and acts like a piece of fruit — but is actually a spy.
by Cornelia Zogg, Empa
10:57am
3.22.2017
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