News tagged with microsystems technology

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. Humans do some ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Self-powered sensors

It can be inconvenient to replace batteries in devices that need to work over long periods of time. Doctors might have to get beneath a patient’s skin to replace batteries for implanted biomedical monitoring or treatment ...

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Engineering
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Researchers make 'nanospinning' practical

Nanofibers—strands of material only a couple hundred nanometers in diameter—have a huge range of possible applications: scaffolds for bioengineered organs, ultrafine air and water filters, and lightweight Kevlar body ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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