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Micromachines for a safer world

Tiny sensors known as accelerometers are everywhere. The near-weightless technology can measure the impact of a dangerous tackle on a football player's helmet, control the flow of highway and runway traffic, analyze a golf ...

Aug 10, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0

Microsensors without microfabrication

(PhysOrg.com) -- Miniature motion sensors are everywhere these days, detecting the orientation of cell phones, deploying air bags in cars and measuring stresses in buildings and mechanical systems. But manufacturing ...

Apr 16, 2010 5 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast