An intelligent vehicle that can detect pedestrians at nighttime
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have designed a new pedestrian detection system for cars which works in low visibility conditions; the system is made up of infrared cameras which capture ...
How a 'sensor society' quietly takes over
As our cars, phones and computers get "smarter" they – and the companies that provide them – know a lot more about us than they used to.
New theory could reduce number of sensors required for terahertz imaging systems
Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications—from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, ...
New sensor system detects early signs of concussion in real time
(Phys.org) —Imagine a physician, sitting in a stadium press box, equipped with technology that makes it possible to continuously monitor each player's physiological signs that indicate concussion.
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 ...
Molecular networks provide insights for computer security
The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie ...
Research shows smartphone sensors leave trackable fingerprints
Fingerprints—those swirling residues left on keyboards and doorknobs—are mostly invisible. They can affirm your onetime presence, but they cannot be used to track your day-to-day activities.
Study suggests mysterious bio-duck sounds in southern ocean come from minke whales
Nanomechanical sensors detect cancer from breath
An array of functionalised membrane-type surface stress sensors (MSS) distinguishes cancer patients from healthy people through a signature response to breath samples.
A smart prosthetic knee with in-vivo diagnoses
The task was to develop intelligent prosthetic joints that, via sensors, are capable of detecting early failure long before a patient suffers. EPFL researchers have taken up the challenge.
PsiKick's batteryless sensors poised for coming 'Internet of things'
Research from the University of Virginia and the universities of Michigan and Washington is the foundation of a startup company, PsiKick, that plans to manufacture the lowest-power wireless sensors in the ...
New sensor improves the level of efficiency in detecting ozone
Researchers from the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló, the São Paulo State University in Brasil and the Aix-Marseille University in France have developed a more effective ozone sensor than the ones used ...
Drones used to assess damage after disasters
Researchers of the University of Twente use a new method to map structural damage after disasters. A remote-controlled drone with a regular high-quality camera takes a large amount of pictures of a building. ...