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How industrial manufacturing gets smarter with sensors

This article is sponsored content from Cognizant. Today’s manufacturers are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution, in which internet-connected sensors (aka, the Internet of Things, or IoT) make physical machines and objects more intelligent.

Photonic sensing for automated driving

AIT has launched a new trans-national project to develop photonic sensing. The sensors will be suitable for automated driving, to improve autonomous vehicles, and industrial manufacturing.

Smart sensors seek to improve food safety

Smart sensors can help the food industry keep produce fresh by ensuring that important environmental parameters like temperature and humidity are being maintained. Such sensors are increasingly part of the Internet of Things.

The 'Internet of Farming' is disrupting traditional agriculture

Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems.

Smart sensor predicts power outages

Akron - Power downtime is disruptive to businesses and consumers. Imagine if there was a smart sensor that could predict when a power outage was about to occur, giving time to deactivate sensitive equipment or to start up emergency generators?

Technology designed to track what you eat

Scientists have developed tiny tooth-mounted sensors that can track what a person eats. The aim is to use wireless real-time monitoring to increase medical understanding between diet and health.

New portable security sensor Duo makes any space safe

In the modern world people like to feel safe and secure. This has led to a growth in the personal security market, taking advantage of developments with personal security products, such as fixed or wearable sensors.

Three big predictions for sensors in security

A new report has found that the Internet of Things (IoT) market presents a growth opportunity for the global security and surveillance sensors market. This is being driven by three factors.

Essential Science: How effective are wearable devices?

Wearable health technology has grown considerably in recent years, from devices for babies to joggers. How effective are these instruments? New research casts doubt on the overall effectiveness of many devices.

Your phone's gyroscope could let hackers guess your PIN

Security researchers have documented a way to unlock a target's phone using readings from "zero-permission" sensors. Apps can access sensors such as the accelerometer and gyroscope without special permissions. The readings can be used to deduce your PIN.

Low-power radio module for Internet of Things

Oslo - Ultra-low power radio can overcome the power drain from smart meters and IoT devices, according to Norwegian technologists. Meanwhile U.S. scientists have designed a zero-power stand-by sensor.

Digital earthquake observatory designed using billions of sensors

Scientists based at Stanford University have demonstrated how existing optical fiber telecommunications networks, buried under most cities, can be used to detect the seismic events.

Google maps street-level pollution in major California areas

Two of Google's Street View cars have completed a street-level, air-quality scan of the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California's Central Valley.

Using the IoT in flood management can save lives

In the past month, we have seen multiple examples of the damage flooding can do to a community, regardless of its size. These events have fueled the drive to develop better technologies to predict and alert officials to flooding dangers.

Long range, low power sensors lead to better health wearables

Seattle - A new type of long range, low power operating sensor has been designed. The sensor has been designed for use with next generation health wearables. The sensor may also assist with farming and environmental data collection.

Barclays using sensors in workplace as cost-cutting measure

London - Barclays PLC has installed sensors in their offices in London to track how often bankers are at their desks. The devices called OccupEye, are installed under desks and use heat and motion to track office efficiency.

New sensors allow for big data to be captured for sports events

New sensors, designed to be embedded in sports equipment, are being developed with the aim of providing real-time analytics to a smartphone. This is part of schemes designed to make big data analytics more accessible.

Human stomach acid powers tiny medical sensors

Researchers have developed small voltaic cells that are sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. The cells are designed to power sensors or as drug delivery vehicles.

Worms munch nanoparticles to improve sensors

Scientists have used tiny worms to digest nanoparticles wrapped around bacteria. The study has been run to see how cellular forces affect nanomedicine.

Google takes 'some responsibility' for self-driving car/bus crash

Google was testing one of its' self-driving cars on Valentine's Day when the car struck a public bus on a street in Silicon Valley. It appears this is the first time one of the tech company's cars has caused a crash (albeit small) during testing.

Windows Hello biometric authentication allows for instant logins

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new way of logging in to your computer that will debut with Windows 10. Called Windows Hello, it uses biometric authentication to instantly log you in when you show your face or touch your finger to a device.

Scientists say spider-leg technology could give us 'Spidey sense'

Korean scientists are studying the miraculous abilities of spider legs, and the findings could lead to the people of the future saying "My Spidey sense is tingling."

‘Iron Man’ super-plant made using nanotech

A team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production.

Google's new smartphone with 3D sensors

Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables the user to create 3D maps of their surroundings.

Video: Researchers develop cyborg cockroaches to help in rescues

Raleigh - They may creep us out now, but cockroaches could be used to help save lives in collapsed buildings one day soon. Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out a way to install an electronic system in a living cockroach to steer the bugs.

Students create gloves to translate sign language into speech

Sydney - A team of students from the Ukraine has developed a pair of gloves that will translate sign language into speech as part of an international technology competition, where they took first place.

Natural vibration-powered, micro-generator could help heart pacemakers

The problem with a lot of modern equipment, notably wireless sensors, is replacing batteries. With pacemakers it’s worse. It’s difficult, no fun for the patient, and now it’s avoidable.

Car Of The Future Will Track Down The Nearest Chinese Takeaway

YORKSTOWN HEIGHTS, NEW YORK (dpa) - Tomorrow's cars may be able to find the nearest Chinese takeaway, read out e-mails and tell you whether the engine is running properly. Experts at the International Business Systems (IBM) research headquarters in ...
 

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