Electron hopping in graphene oxide leads to highly sensitive sensing
Researchers develop new method to control nanoscale diamond sensors
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information, thanks to a new sensing technique developed at MIT.
German scientists unveil 'intelligent' tyre for all weather
Are you fed up of having to change your summer tyres for winter tyres at the first sign of snow? Or of being caught out on a long car journey by sudden changes in the weather?
Tattoo biobatteries produce power from sweat
In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today that they have designed a sensor ...
A new avenue for MEMS-based sensor design
Mr Pradyumna Thiruvenkatanathan, a second year doctoral student in Engineering, is the recipient of the best student paper award in the sensors and transducers sub-field at the IEEE Frequency Control conference. ...
How did that dent happen? Smart car panels answer back
Researchers find best routes to self-assembling 3-D shapes
Material chemists and engineers would love to figure out how to create self-assembling shells, containers or structures that could be used as tiny drug-carrying containers or to build 3-D sensors and electronic ...
Engineers create ultra-sensitive artificial skin
Medical vital-sign monitoring reduced to the size of a postage stamp
Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs, with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in ...
New electron beam writer enables next-gen biomedical and information technologies
(Phys.org) —The new electron beam writer housed in the Nano3 cleanroom facility at the Qualcomm Institute is important for electrical engineering professor Shadi Dayeh's two major areas of research. He ...
Cheap, sensitive sensors could detect explosives, toxins in water
(PhysOrg.com) -- A sensitive new Stanford-developed disposable chip detects low concentrations of the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) and a close chemical cousin of the dreaded toxic nerve agent sarin in water ...
Power from motion and vibrations
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which traverses hundreds of miles of some of the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, must be monitored almost constantly for potential problems like corrosion or cracking. ...
Printing innovations provide tenfold improvement in organic electronics
SLAC and Stanford researchers have developed a new, printing process for organic thin-film electronics that results in films of strikingly higher quality.
Fiber optic dress changes color on a whim
The techno-chic with a few thousand dollars to spare can sport outfits that can change color on a whim.