News tagged with sensors

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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Your smartwatch is giving away your ATM PIN

Wearable devices—Fitbits, Jawbones, Nike+, Apple Watches and the like—are white-hot. The tech segment is already producing an estimated $14 billion in sales worldwide, and expected to more than double within four years, ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Security
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Team uses smart light to track human behavior

Using the power of the light around us, Dartmouth College researchers have significantly improved their innovative light-sensing system that tracks a person's behavior continuously and unobtrusively in real time.

dateJun 15, 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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