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Envisat Captured Breath of Volcano

... volcanic cone shrinkage or expansion. Atmospheric sensors are used to identify the gases and aerosols released by the eruption, and quantify their wider environmental impact. Having access to these data over long periods of time is important for scientists to identify and analyse long-term trends and chan...

Indian Researcher Duo Finds Automated Tailgating can Save Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

...atoon," said Mitra. According to the two, adding sensors and safety controls that allow vehicles to drive at such a small separation would make automated tailgating a real possibility. "As populations grow and the number of vehicles on the roads in cities and motorways across Europe, North America and th...

Researchers Developing smart Wardrobe' to Download Songs to smart Shirts

...derly people are missing meals or falling over. If sensors in the clothes detect there may be a problem they could be programmed to alert family or emergency services, ABC online quoted him as saying....

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...ered muscles. These are intercepted by delicate sensors and used to move tiny motors hidden in the artificial fingers. While traditional prostheses have only one motor, allowing limited movement, the i-Limb has five, with one concealed between the base and knuckle of each finger. Covered in artifici...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...ns are used in industrial processes, as biological sensors and in other applications. The possibility of controlling these applications strengthening or slowing the rate of protein activity in an immediate and reversible manner can be of great value....

Soft Contacts Designed for Cone-Shaped Cornea

...ned the front profiles by measuring with wavefront sensors exactly how light enters the subjects' eyes through the misshapen cornea. In collaboration with Bausch & Lomb, an oscillating tool lathe sculpted the front surface of the lens. Keeping the lenses exactly in place is still a challenge, as blinking n...

Electronic Nose to Diagnose the Severity of Asthma

...e and perfume industries, contains chemical vapour sensors that react to the presence of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, in a persons exhaled breath. The electronic nose is also being used as an aid against terrorism, to sniff out explosives or toxic chemicals in the air. "A persons breath contains ...

Smart Pill for Non-invasive Diagnoses of Stomach Problems

...ocedures. But the novel capsule, which contains sensors and a radio transponder, has made the process quick and easy. It passes through the stomach, intestines and bowel and transmits critical diagnostic informationpH, temperature and the amount of pressure in the stomach and intestinesto a receiver attac...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

...focused on how a fungus uses circadian clock light sensors to control production of carotenoids, which protect against damage from the sun's ultraviolet radiation just after sunrise. They studied a protein called vivid, which contains a chromophore, a light-absorbing molecule. The researchers say that the ...

Unique Electrical Stimulation Device to Restore Mobility in Stroke Survivors

... in place of a traditional foot brace. It contains sensors that detect whether the patients foot is in the air or on the ground, and electrodes that transmit painless electrical stimulation to the peroneal nerve to activate the calf muscle and correct their gait. Doctors at the medical centre have also sho...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...h directly to bone and draw on neural implants and sensors for automatic feedback and control. "Human being...sthetic comprised of sophisticated electronics and sensors that receive signals from a person's brain and use those signals to control limb motion. Herr spea...

Titan may Produce Glucose Watches Soon

...n nanotechnology initiative strategic plan. The sensors could be of single-walled carbon nanotubes tiny cylinders made from single sheets of carbon. Robust, nanotubes don't degrade under high temperatures. For this reason, they have long attracted the attention of researchers and engineers for the design...

Scientists Developing 'intelligent Clothes' to Monitor Wearer's Health

...lth . The "intelligent textiles" contain embedded sensors designed to monitor body fluids such as blood and sweat. Scientists say the aim is to use the clothes to check on groups such as recovering hospital patients, people with chronic illnesses and injured athletes. As of now, the Biotex programme, ...

Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness

...izophrenia . The high-tech garment is packed with sensors that monitor the heart, breathing rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, body movements and posture, reported online edition of the Daily Mail. It was initially developed to keep tabs on heart disease patients but it has also been used on athlete...

RFID Use can Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

...evels rise in the body. This is done by the use of sensors that are attached to the baby's crib to measure the carbon dioxide exhaled by the baby. The RFID sends a signal as soon as the baby stops breathing. This vigil can be kept round the clock. The active RFID tag is attached to the bottom of the cri...

New Clothes Developed to Monitor Medical Conditions

... in Atlanta in the US created a shirt studded with sensors capable of monitoring a patient's heartbeat, temperature and breathing. Other researchers added tiny silicon chips to the textiles to create rudimentary computation. But such devices must be sewn on or attached by some other means, leading to a...

Interactive Digital Television to Monitor Health

...ta into the system, they are working on the use of sensors that directly transfer data to the system, intervention by the user hardly being required. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Minirobot for Medical Procedures Inside Human Body

... various medical devices including a small camera, sensors and a drug delivery injector, which could reduce the need for surgery. Miniature robots used thus far have been designed to be swallowed and they can only take pictures and gather information. Now the researchers have experimented with 5 differen...

Nanoparticle Research Offers Hope of Artificial Retinas, Prostheses

...city is employed in solar cells and in the imaging sensors of video cameras), nanoengineered materials promise far greater efficiency and versatility. "It should be possible for us to tune the electrical characteristics of these nanoparticle films to get properties like color sensitivity and differential s...

Biochemical Chip Solves Cell-mating Puzzle

...omones to catch the attention of other cells. When sensors on the surface of a nearby cell pick up this 'scent', mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) carry the message to the cell nucleus. The proteins mediate the cellular response through activating multiple genes. However, according to the John Hopk...

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