News tagged with sensor networks

Breakthrough in powering wireless sensors

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors used in industries including health ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Engineering
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Pencil test for pipeline cracks

It is impossible to see when the "lead" in a pencil cracks within the pencil, but an acoustic sensor can "hear" the change in the way the pencil vibrates. Now, researchers in China have reported in the International Journal ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Engineering
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Using drones for better crops

A study carried out by researchers from Robotics and Cybernetics Research Group (RobCib) at Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR) has used a drone to measure the temperature, humidity, luminosity and carbon dioxide concentration ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Sensors and drones: Hi-tech sentinels for crops

The precision agriculture sector is expected to grow at a high rate over the coming years. This new way of farming is already a reality in northwest Italy, where technologies are being used to keep plants in a good state ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Engineering
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