Thin, strong bond for vacuum seal
An ultra-stable, ultra-thin bonding technology has been adapted by researchers in PML's Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division for use as a super-strong vacuum seal.
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 ...
World's first photonic pressure sensor outshines traditional mercury standard
For almost 400 years, mercury gauges have prevailed as the most accurate way to measure pressure. Now, within weeks of seeing "first light," a novel pressure-sensing device has surpassed the performance of ...
Team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure
Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries.
RobotsLAB offers tiny BMW Z4 for NAO robot to drive around (w/ Video)
Team developing wearable tech for disease monitoring
A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease.
Dynamic calibration of pressure sensors using shock tube
Scientists at NPL's Dynamic Pressure Sensor Facility have published a paper, Towards a shock tube method for the dynamic calibration of pressure sensors, in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
Gold shapes up as new-age sensor
(Phys.org) —A wearable pressure sensor that is both highly sensitive and cheap to produce could aid the development of prosthetic skin, touch-on flexible displays and energy harvesting, as well as changing ...
Pair of seismologists publicly wonder if it might be possible to predict largest earthquakes
Flexible pressure-sensor film shows how much force a surface 'feels'—in color
Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such ...
Lifesaving sensor for full bladders
A small pressure sensor can make the difference between life and death. The first tests on humans will be carried out in April on patients with spinal injuries at Sunnaas Hospital.
Unobtrusive, wearable blood pressure sensor for long-term continuous monitoring
A team of researchers in Korea have developed a wearable blood pressure sensor that is sufficiently compact and unobtrusive which can be used to provide long-term continuous monitoring without affecting the ...
Nuclear engineer creates novel skateboard propulsion (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A Purdue University nuclear engineering student has turned his time-consuming hobby into something new under the sun—an electric drive train that turns almost any skateboard into a high-speed ...
Cables, instruments installed in the deep sea off Pacific Northwest coast
After almost seven weeks at sea, University of Washington scientists and engineers have installed pieces for a historic observatory. Sitting on the ocean floor are 14 miles of cable connected to sensors, ...