Tag: "sensor" at biology news
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...a prototype for the use and automation of undersea sensor
networks -- both delivery of data from sensors and...networks from land -- and will assist in designing sensor
networks for conducting research in other remote and hostile environments. The National Science Foun...
Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
...defects in manufacturing, materials processing and sensor
technology, the NSF grant creates a collaboration between the mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, philosophy and political science departments at the university, as well as industry and partner universities (UML, UNH and MSU). ...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...als. Shine one of her lasers across a highway to a sensor
on the other side, and you could create a detection system for noxious car emissions; installed in an airport walkway, such a laser could sense trace amounts of explosives. Henrik Jensen , 34, University of California, San Diego for his work in t...
Laboratory grows world record length carbon nanotube
...bon nanotubes can be used to create a bio/chemical sensor
in one segment while the rest of the nanotube can act as a conductor to transmit the signal. Other uses include applications in nanoscale electronics, where the nanotubes can be used as conducting or insulating materials. For example, joining togeth...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
... capacity of a reservoir." The new fiber optic sensor
systems are about the diameter of a human hair and...ower. Light is sent the length of the fiber to the sensor
and reflected back. The message is extracted from the light signal using a PC plug-in spectrometer c...
Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
...w from Chihuahua. "Normally we only use a humidity sensor
to know when to run our irrigation." The ... trays stacked on metal racks, whenever a humidity sensor
or a back-up timer trips a control circuit. To lessen labor and also protect against mold, the resea...
Homeland security initiative takes Memphis' ORNL technologies to the nation
...ak Ridge National Laboratory known as Sensornet, a sensor
integration architecture for a national warning alert network that greatly expedites detection of biological, chemical, or radiological releases and relay critical data to first responders within minutes. Jim Kulesz, project manager for ORNL's Memph...
Endangered turtles' trek along ocean currents revealed by satellite
...ossible. Height anomalies detected by this type of sensor
are often indicators of the presence of ocean currents and eddies: warm currents can stand up to a metre above colder waters. By merging multiple radar altimeter results together, the result is a more frequent and higher resolution measureme...
'Smart gene therapy' protects against damage from heart attack
... heart attack. As soon as the oxygen declines, the sensor
turns on the therapeutic gene, thereby protecting ...t time a therapeutic gene complete with a built-in sensor
that allows the gene to respond immediately to the condition it treats has been shown to work, said ...
Forest fire sensor inspired by nature
...rds this goal. They have constructed a forest fire sensor
which could be produced more cheaply than commerci...didate Martin Mller, Schmitz has reconstructed the sensor
using the simplest of components. Instead of the cuticula sphere, the replica uses a polyethylene pl...
AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
...ic array: Wave propagation effects as a functionof sensor
depth and source location Authors: J. Andres Chavarria, Peter E. Malin, Eylon Shalev, Duke University, Durham,North Carolina, USA. Source: Geophysical Research Letters (GL) paper 10.1029/2003GL019382, 2004 4. Solar variation may drive geomagnetic c...
Heat and exercise alone may not determine how much we sweat
...cular type of stimulus; receptor cells provide the sensor
neurons, responsible for responding to the stimulus. Receptors can be grouped according to the kind of energy that they are most sensitive to, whether it is chemical, mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, or magnetic. The mechanoreceptor responds...
Oxygen sensing in worms may hold key to healthy blood pressure in humans
...ng research with bacterially-related, cyclase-like sensor
proteins, we got the idea that maybe the heme domain in GCY-35 was binding to oxygen." At the time, Marletta and his group were carrying out parallel studies with UCSF's Bargmann, a leading authority on behavioral studies with nematodes. The collabor...
ORNL adds three R&D 100s to DOE lab-leading total
...ion SniffEx is a compact, low-cost explosive vapor sensor
for detecting and locating a variety of explosives...only explosive molecules to chemically adsorb to a sensor
that can identify the molecule. SniffEx is an improvement over other explosive detection products (s...
Measuring blood sugar with a wave of the arm
... and hassle of needles, thanks to a new under-skin sensor
that monitors blood sugar levels with a simple wav...s like ricin. "The vision of our work is a passive sensor
of virtually unlimited lifetime that could be placed in the tissue of the skin," says Craig Grimes, ...
Device that rapidly detects nerve agents named one of 'greatest army inventions' for 2003
...e and is compatible with all testing surfaces. The sensor
already is in use in Iraq. Nominations for the U.S. Army Greatest Inventions Program were submitted from across the Army laboratory community and evaluated by soldier teams from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and active U.S. Army divisio...
Protein engineered to detect nerve gas
...it might take in principle only weeks to develop a sensor
system for it. We're now working to develop an automated laboratory process into a system to fabricate such proteins." The researchers are working with Nomadics, Inc. of Stillwater, Okla. To develop sensors based on their advances, and they plan furt...
Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
... the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer sensor
of the Earth Observing System are used to generate global assessments of gross and net primary production (the creation of plant matter by photosynthesis) several times each month. Such assessments, widely distributed, can track environmental degrada...
Staying on the path - One atom at a time
...e theirfindings in a larger study that will deploy sensor
proteinsinside a cell where the nanoscale devices will track the paths ofions. The model reveals how the sensors might interact with theminiscule ions that contribute to such diseases as stroke,cardiovascular disease and cancer. With the proper exp...
BioCDS could hit No. 1 on doctors' charts
...' which could be a sensitive and high-speed analog sensor
of biomolecules. Technology based on this concept could provide hospitals with a fast, easy way to monitor patient health." Nolte and some members of his team will be available on Tuesday (May 18) to speak to the media about their work during the Con...
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