How to monitor oil spills under the ice? Just go with the floe
The Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 went on for 87 days. The breached underwater well pumped out an estimated 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Monitoring technology allowed responders ...
Current tools for Asian Carp eDNA monitoring fall short, study shows
Since 2010, detections of Asian Carp environmental DNA or "eDNA" have warned scientists, policymakers, and the public that these high-flying invaders are knocking on the Great Lakes' door. Scientists capture tiny DNA-containing ...
Fogo volcano on Sentinel's radar
Radar images from the Sentinel-1A satellite are helping to monitor ground movements of the recently erupted Fogo volcano.
A green data center with an autonomous power supply
A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented ...
Winter-like temps can reduce tire pressure
The polar plunge that has chilled much of the nation does more than bring out ice scrapers and antifreeze. It can trigger vehicles' tire pressure monitoring systems overnight, sending nervous drivers to dealers ...
A medical lab for the home
Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors. Besides non-invasive sensors this platform integrates technology ...
Researchers develop a device for running shoes that prevents injuries
El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries.
Tech review: Fitness watches help you keep tabs on your vital statistics
I'm old enough to have seen wristwatches fall out of favor, replaced by the cellphones in our pockets.
Revolutionary system monitors water pollution
Scientists are developing a real-time monitoring system for offshore aquaculture, so fish and shellfish farmers can be warned in time and prevent epidemic.
Volcano expert comments on Japan eruption
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, who recently joined Drexel as an assistant professor in Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, returned Friday from fieldwork ...
Remote healthcare for an aging population
An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research ...
New iPhones, wearable device expected
Along with larger iPhones, Apple is poised to unveil a wearable device—marking its first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring
(Phys.org) —University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring.
Laser device may end pin pricks, improve quality of life for diabetics
(Phys.org) —Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow ...