sensors

New Sensors to Test Inflationary Universe Theory

New Sensors to Test Inflationary Universe Theory

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has teamed up with Princeton University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Chicago to create new sensors capable of detecting much weaker microwaves than those captured by any ...

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Diamond-Like Carbon Films Used in IBEX

Diamond-Like Carbon Films Used in IBEX

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico have created diamond-like thin carbon films which have now been used in the low energy sensors of the recently launched NASA Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). The smooth layer of film efficiently ionizes ...

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Igloo White: the Automated Battlefield

Igloo White: the Automated Battlefield

At the height of the Vietnam War, the US developed a high-tech system to interdict forces and supplies streaming into the battlefield from North Vietnam. The system was technologically ahead of its time and demonstrated several groundbreaking military technologies – ...

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Graphene Semiconductors

Graphene Semiconductors

Physicists at the University of Maryland have proven that graphene holds great promise for replacing conventional semiconductor materials such as silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors. At room temperature, graphene‘s intrinsic limit to the mobility ...

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Nanotubes to form Ultrasensitive Sensors

Nanotubes to form Ultrasensitive Sensors

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry have recently discovered a new way of producing carbon nanotubes from a highly sensitive ready made electric circuit. These ultramicroelectrodes may be particularly useful for the creation of ultra sensitive sensors ...

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Is Your Car Smart?

Is Your Car Smart?

A research team at Sandia National Laboratories is designing cars capable of analyzing human behavior. These smart cars will be able to detect whether the driver is tired or not concentrated and take appropriate action to prevent dangerous scenarios. These ...

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New Sensors Can Detect Structural Defects

New Sensors Can Detect Structural Defects

A research team from Sandia National Laboratories in the U.S. is developing a family of advanced permanently-mounted sensors that collect data about possible structural defects in support beams, bridges and highway overpasses. These sensors are expected to serve as an ...

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It’s a Kind of Magic – Computerized Telekinesis

It’s a Kind of Magic – Computerized Telekinesis

“NeuroSky” – a California-based company has developed video games, which can be controlled by… your brain. The technology, which sounds as if it came straight off the pages of a science fiction novel, is in fact based on recent developments ...

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New Electronic Snot Developed

New Electronic Snot Developed

Researchers at The Universities of Warwick and Leicester developed an improved artificial nose using a mix of polymers that mimics the action of the mucus in the natural nose allowing them to pick out a more diverse range of smells. ...

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