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Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

...dback. "We were able to identify a signal from the sensors related to the speed of the club," Grober said. "We convert this signal into an audio soundscape that is universally intuitive to golfers and instantly interpretable, providing realtime audio feedback on the tempo, timing and rhythm of the golf swing...

Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions

...ic ChartographY (SCIAMACHY) instrument, one of ten sensors aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite. A comparison was made between space-based methane observations and model simulations for atmospheric methane for the time period August to November 2003. "In general the observations agree very well wi...

New device will help stroke victims' recovery

...te treatments," he explained. Instrumentation with sensors housing the software will convey information to health professionals in hospital and to the patient's doctor. The Centre, based in the University's School of Engineering, is working with partners in five European Union countries to develop Alladin, w...

Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors

...st, previous polycrystalline metal oxide thin film sensors could not recover automatically after being expose...crystals of tin oxide used for sensing DMMP. Other sensors of this type consist of crystals with many imperfections, and recover slowly because molecules previ...

Rat whisking may provide insight into debilitating eye disorder

...s understand how sensory systems control where the sensors are in space and how the sensors are moved," said Nguyen, an assistant project scientist in UCSD's physics department. "Our study is...

Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground

...arge vibrator trucks and many thousands of surface sensors called geophones, all precisely located to obtain the most useful information with which to explore for hydrocarbons. Today, seismic surveys planned with satellites are yielding clearer, deeper subterranean views at reduced cost. Often carried out in...

Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity

...used in fighter-jet control panels. They embedded sensors in customized, data-logging undergarments that the... activity from their underwear movement monitoring sensors was downloaded onto a computer. "This instrumentation appears slightly bizarre as it gives us a cov...

MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing

...ir surfaces, hair cells form a ribbon of vibration sensors along the length of the cochlea, the organ of the inner ear that senses sound. Receiving sonic vibrations through the eardrum and bones of the middle ear, hair cells convert them to electrical signals that are carried to the brain by the auditory ne...

Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries

...ion she used in delivery. Wires emanating from the sensors connected to a computer-based data-acquisition system that stored and processed the data. Gurewitsch performed 10 deliveries by turning the baby so its spine faced the mother's belly, 10 deliveries by turning the baby so its spine faced the mother's ...

Blocking molecules protects health of implants

... catheters, pacemakers, artificial joints, glucose sensors for diabetics, and other biomaterials from rejection and damage by the body, according to a study published this month in The American Journal of Pathology. The more complicated the function of the implant, the more likely it is to be rendered non-fu...

Rutgers-Newark researchers link early movement, brain development

...ns to sense anything unless it is able to move the sensors in the environment," Dr. Buzsaki explains. "Think about what you would see if neither your eyes nor your body could have moved since you were born. You would not be able to tell what is closer or what is distant, whether an object is the same when it...

ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit

...s combining results from all available space-based sensors to monitor the global carbon flux over a ten-year period from 1998, with the aim of increasing the accuracy of global climate models. Other related activities include its World Fire Atlas and its Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service (T...

Carbon nanotubes yield a new class of biological sensors

...lar engineering at Illinois, explains that the new sensors are based on single-walled carbon nanotubes: cylindrical molecules whose sides are formed from a lattice of carbon atoms. The idea is to exploit the nanotubes' ability to fluoresce, or glow, when illuminated by certain wavelengths of infrared light-"...

Selective coatings create biological sensors from carbon nanotubes

... their technique, Strano's team loaded some of the sensors into a porous capillary that confined the nanotube...lecules that fluoresce, these nanoparticle optical sensors would be suitable for long-term monitoring applications." One important aspect of the new sur...

Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores

...vity, temperature, dryness and dustiness. Infrared sensors can be used to detect vegetation stress from environmental changes. During the lifetime of DesertWatch, data gathered from multiple spacecraft including ESA's Envisat will be used to assess desertification trends over time, developing standardised g...

Rice engineers demo first T-ray endoscope

...ery that could extend the reach of terahertz-based sensors for applications as wide-ranging as explosives det... not hazardous radiation, and in some cases T-wave sensors can reveal not only the shape of a hidden object but also its chemical composition. This unique comb...

Monitoring life, one breath at a time

...tions in both ambient and exhaled air. Capnography sensors detect subtle changes in the concentration of carb... the researchers:"We have developed nanoelectronic sensors that accurately measure carbon dioxide in human breath. This sensing technology will break new groun...

Designing an ultrasensitive 'optical nose' for chemicals

...cal nose" for atmospheric monitoring. The portable sensors would rapidly identify chemicals in a gas sample based on the frequencies of light they absorb. Other applications eventually may include detection of chemical weapons and land mines, patient breath analysis for medical diagnosis or monitoring, and i...

Capsule endoscopy aids in detection of small bowel tumors inaccessible to other diagnostic tests

...wice each second by radio frequency to an array of sensors worn around the patient's abdomen and the signals are digitally recorded on a device that is later downloaded. The patient swallows the capsule in the morning and wears the recording device for eight hours. The capsule is eliminated and discarded. ...

'Going through the motions' to better treat dementia

... M.D., will explore whether gadgets such as motion sensors and wearable motion detectors can give doctors and nurses a clear picture of patients' lives in their own homes. The team is focusing on movements of patients with dementia and will compare the findings from the technology to results of traditiona...

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