First fully programmable ISO 15693-compliant 13.56 MHz sensor transponder
Texas Instruments today announced the industry's first flexible high frequency 13.56 MHz sensor transponder family. The highly integrated ultra-low-power RF430FRL15xH system-on-chip (SoC) family combines ...
New cheap NFC sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals, food spoilage to smartphone
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
Health checks will be seated by Sharp
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.
New sensor improves quality check drinking water
University of Twente doctoral candidate Natalia Hoog has developed an online sensor which can be used to check the quality of the water in a water purification plant more accurately and more cheaply. Amongst ...
Tech review: Another year, another iPad
Some years, Apple introduces a new version of a product and the world rejoices. Other years, the updates are more under the hood, but they still sell a ton.
Novel robotic walker helps patients regain natural gait
Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson's disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients ...
Paper electronics could make health care more accessible
Flexible electronic sensors based on paper—an inexpensive material—have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have ...
Early warning system for dikes passes field test
Sensors and intelligent systems for analyzing sensor data can detect damage to dikes at an early stage, and thus protect longer dike segments as well. Technology developed by Siemens for this has now passed ...
ESA image: Sahara desert, Algeria
This satellite image was captured over southeastern Algeria in the heart of the Sahara desert.
Researchers test first 'smart spaces' using light to send data
One of the problems in the high-tech field of visible light communication (VLC) - or using light to send data wirelessly - is decidedly low tech: The data transmission stops whenever the light is blocked ...
Researcher developing wearable device to track diet
Sensors and software used to track physical activity are increasingly popular, as smart phones and their apps become more powerful and sophisticated, but, when it comes to food, they all rely on the user ...
Researchers use artificially engineered materials to create breakthrough for sound sensors
University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering researchers have developed breakthrough technology to improve sound sensor capabilities through the use of artificially engineered materials.
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 ...