Gas sensors sound the smoldering fire alarm

Smoke detectors are everywhere, but still thousands of people die in fires annually. Fire gas detectors, which detect carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, identify fires at an early stage. Thanks to a new measurement principle ...

A hitch on the way to your smart home

Thanks to increasingly accessible and affordable home automation systems, your house will soon be able to do a lot of neat tricks.

Google's Nest launches new home camera, smoke detector

Under pressure to unveil new products after being bought by Google for $3.2 billion more than a year ago, Nest Labs on Wednesday introduced its first home camera, an updated smoke detector and new software for its smart thermostat.

Nest Labs tries to smarten up smoke detectors

Nest Labs is counting on its latest innovation to prove that a smoke detector can be sleek and smart instead of an annoyance that produces headaches.

Smoke particles are not all the 'SAME'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Where there's smoke, you need a functioning smoke detector that can tell the difference between, say, smoke particles and dust. Yet in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station, telling ...