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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Videos Reveal Birds, Bats and Bugs Near Ivanpah Solar Project Power Towers

July 27, 2016 — Video surveillance is the most effective method for detecting animals flying around solar power towers, according to a new ... read more

Disposable and Ultrafast Optical Humidity Sensors Provide Better Moisture Control for Manufacturing and Storage

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have designed a low-cost, stable and ultrafast responsive sensor that is easy to manufacture, overcoming the challenge of producing a simple, fast and highly sensitive ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Scientists are developing more highly sensitive devices for the detection of biological and chemical ... read more

June 17, 2016 — Smart threads can be woven into pressure-sensitive electronic skin for robots or medical ... read more

Researchers Improve Biosensors to Detect E. Coli

June 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria. The simple sensor is able to detect and amplify the signal of the food pathogen Escherichia coli (E. ... read more

Electronic Bacteria Sensor Is Potential Future Tool for Medicine and Food Safety

June 14, 2016 — A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Researchers are involved in a European network to develop an endoscopic scanner for early detection of certain types of cancers that have a high mortality rate ... read more

June 8, 2016 — Scientists have proposed a new method which allows to 'look' inside atoms and molecules and observe changes, occurring in their electron structure at unprecedented time scales (10^-18 ... read more

Laboratory Breakthrough May Lead to Improved X-Ray Spectrometers

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new design for X-ray spectrometers that eschews a commonly utilized component to lowers overall production costs and increase the efficiency of x-ray flux, which may lead ... read more

New High-Capability Solid-State Electron Microscope Detector Enables Novel Studies of Materials

June 7, 2016 — Scientists developed and demonstrated a new type of imaging electron detector. It records an image frame in 1/1000 of a second, and can detect from 1 to 1,000,000 electrons per pixel. This is 1000 ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Prototyping of a new, ultrasensitive “eye” for dark matter is making rapid progress at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Researchers and engineers have installed ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A new device that can detect ultra-low concentrations of gases like nitrogen dioxide accurately and nearly instantaneously has been developed by a team of ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults 'age in place' has been the focus of researchers for more than a decade. Previous research has utilized video game ... read more

Novel Multi-Field Invisible Sensor Designed by Scientists

May 27, 2016 — Made of pure copper, a new ultra-thin ‘shell’ conceals sensors from remote inspection while still allowing them to probe the exterior environment, report ... read more

Monitoring Sun Exposure With a Portable Paper Sensor

May 25, 2016 — Summer is around the corner -- time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer. Because the time it takes to get burned depends on ... read more

May 25, 2016 — The detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in the air is a vital issue, as CO is a poisonous gas and an environmental pollutant. CO typically derives from the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A breakthrough could make infra-red technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using sensing devices for night vision, and boosting ... read more

Nanotubes Are Beacons in Cancer-Imaging Technique

May 21, 2016 — Strong LED light, a unique detector and targeted nanotubes combine to offer a new way to pinpoint the location of cancer tumors, according to ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all usually oblivious. A physicist would probably describe what is ... read more

Physics: From the Atomic to the Nuclear Clock

May 6, 2016 — Measuring time using oscillations of atomic nuclei might significantly improve precision beyond that of current atomic clocks. Physicists have now taken an important step toward this ... read more

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