News tagged with voltage sensor

How plants sense electric fields

An international group of researchers has pinpointed the sensor plants use to sense electric fields. A beneficial side effect: Their work could contribute to the understanding of how the Ebola virus enters human cells.

dateJul 08, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Finding reserves on the electrical grid

The weather determines how much energy wind turbine systems provide. The same applies to power line capacity. On cold and stormy days, this capacity is higher than on days with no wind and high mid-summer temperatures. An ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Engineering
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Researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

(PhysOrg.com) -- Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Nanophysics
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