"The self-powered sensing system could continuously monitor the fire and environmental conditions without requiring maintenance after deployment."
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A new drone can pull off acrobatic maneuvers like barrel rolls or loops. More than just looking cool, it could be a step to autonomous flying robots.
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Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
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A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.
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Pop-up sensors based on the Japanese paper art of kirigami are ideal for pressure sensing because they can take repeated compressions.
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A tiny sensor chip smaller than a ladybug detects vibrations from sounds inside the body. It could warn of heart failure or lung problems.
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New work on quantum entanglement could "improve the performance of any application that requires a network of sensors," researchers report.
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Fiber optics make sense for monitoring earthquakes because "cities already have it as part of their infrastructure, so all we have to do is tap into it."
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