News tagged with measuring equipment

Glove shows its true colors

Security takes top priority in laboratories and in production. In the future, employees exposed to risks will only have to put on a glove in order to receive a toxic substance warning: This textile identifi ...

May 15, 2013 not rated yet 0

Analyzing energy potential

Sensors, radio transmitters and GPS modules all feature low power consumption. All it takes is a few milliwatts to run them. Energy from the environment - from sources such as light or vibrations - may be enough to meet these ...

May 04, 2012 not rated yet 0

Dolphins use double sonar

Dolphins and porpoises use echolocation for hunting and orientation. By sending out high-frequency sound, known as ultrasound, dolphins can use the echoes to determine what type of object the sound beam has ...

Jun 07, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 11

Measuring distances in microseconds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Standard laser devices are fast enough for measuring the size of a room, but they need to be faster for outdoor mobile applications. Researchers have brought these scanners up to speed -- ...

Nov 05, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0