Engineering

A finger on the pulse of sensor developments

Once upon a time, fingerprint sensors were only associated with law enforcement and corporate security. Now, they've become so commonplace that they are even used in mobile phones. The biometric technologies found in such ...

Robotics

Giving smart vehicles their sense of direction

Scientists around the world are racing to develop self-driving vehicles, but a few essential components have yet to be perfected. One is localization—the vehicle's ability to determine its place and motion. Another is mapping—the ...

Engineering

Electronic eye: Technology for breakdowns prevention

Detecting deformations and the wear-out rate of underground water mains is one of the functions of the measuring optical device created by the scientists of Ural Federal University in collaboration with D-TEST Optical Measurement ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Skin patch biomarker sensor that doesn't need batteries

An international team of researchers has developed a skin patch that serves as a biomarker sensor—one that does not need batteries. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances,, the group describes the new ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Silk Labs makes Sense with monitoring, automation actions

Electronic devices in our homes are becoming smart but technology leaves a lot to be desired. Steven Shankland in CNET looked ahead to what might be a day in the life of a smart home: "Once it [our electronic world] matures, ...

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