A tiny circular racetrack for light can rapidly detect single molecules

An optical sensor that can detect individual molecules promises early detection of diseases and environmental contamination.

Judith Su, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Optical Sciences, University of Arizona • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering chemistry covid-19 photonics sars-cov-2 quick-reads research-brief sensors biochemistry biomedical-research biomedical-engineering biosensors biological-sensor

Tech prints sensors right onto human skin

A new method can print wearable sensors directly onto skin without heat. The sensors could help monitor stats like temperature, heart performance, and more.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: nanotechnology skin sensors featured science-and-technology wearable-devices

Backpack-toting moths can drop sensors where people can’t

Tiny sensors that weigh less than jellybeans and ride on the back of moths may help researchers study places too dangerous for people to get to.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects sensors drones moths science-and-technology

3D printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials bioengineering 3d-printing sensors

Highly sensitive trigger enables rapid detection of biological agents

The Rapid Agent Aerosol Detector developed at Lincoln Laboratory has demonstrated excellent accuracy in identifying toxic biological particles suspended in the air.

Dorothy Ryan | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research sensors security-studies-and-military lincoln-laboratory

Printed circuits turn paper into a self-powered keyboard

"...simple paper sheets from a notebook can be transformed into music player interfaces for users to choose songs, play them, and change their volume."

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sensors science-and-technology paper

Device speeds up tests for lead in water

The cheap device could also allow people to easily and swiftly test their water supplies for lead contamination, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: pollution water lead sensors health-and-medicine

Hearing gives robot perception a big boost

Today's robots primarily get by with vision and touch. Giving them another sense, hearing, improves robot perception, researchers find.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robots hearing sensors science-and-technology perception

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