News tagged with sensor technologies

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. ...

Feb 16, 2010
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Let me hear your heart beat

(PhysOrg.com) -- What if monitoring your heart rate were as easy as listening to music while you jog? Thanks to advances in space technology, an iPhone will soon be able to do double duty: keep you in tune ...

Oct 25, 2010
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The perfect connection between guitar and computer

Guitar virtuosos have to master all kinds of playing techniques. But how can the intricate process of playing the instrument be captured digitally? A special thin film on the tailpiece has the answer. Functioning ...

Jul 11, 2011
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The laser beam as a "3D painter"

(Phys.org)—There are many ways to create three dimensional objects on a micrometer scale. But how can the chemical properties of a material be tuned at micrometer  precision? Scientists at the Vienna University ...

Aug 27, 2012
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A system to automate traffic fines designed

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid have designed a system that automates the administrative sanctioning process by applying communication and information technologies to traffic flow and using sensors built into ...

Oct 09, 2012
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