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Friday, August 1st, 2014

2015 International CES to Feature Latest Innovations in Sensor Technology

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the Sensors Marketplace , presented by the MEMs Industry Group, a showcase of the latest innovations in gesture and motion technology, at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Agricultural Sensors: Improving Crop Farming to Help Us Feed the World

Harvests will have to expand in order to feed a growing world population over the next decades. To achieve the goal without expanding cultivated areas at the expense of the environment, agricultural economists largely agree that farmers will have to turn to intensive cultivation and more productive plants. But first, it’s a task for breeders

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Headwall’s New Hyperspec High Resolution Imaging Sensor Targets Vegetation Fluorescence for Airborne and Satellite Platforms

Headwall is announcing the availability of a new hyperspectral imager targeting very high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges which yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health. The ability of the new High Resolution Hyperspec instrument to analyze chlorophyll fluorescence emissions at extremely high resolution and high throughput gives

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Tasmania Installs a Network of Farm Sensors

The first full scale trial of the Sense T sensing technology will see thousands of sensors, measuring a multitude of factors, installed across 20 farms. The first six of the sensors which measure temperature, humidity, soil moisture, leaf wetness and solar radiation, are now installed on Houston’s Farm lettuce enterprise at Richmond in Tasmania’s Coal

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Saving Crops and People with Bug Sensors

University of California, Riverside researchers have created a method that can classify different species of insects with up to 99 percent accuracy, a development that could help farmers protect their crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and Dengue fever.

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Nano Sensor Research Aims to Improve Measurement and Monitoring of CO2

Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Air Force Wants You to Design Its Next-Gen Sensors (For Cheap)

On Wednesday afternoon, the Air Force’s imaging and targeting support directorate let it be known it’s looking for the next generation of tools for geospatial (GEOINT) imagery. Everything’s on the table, hardware and software, and so the Air Force is dreaming big. According to a request for information about what’s technologically feasible, aimed at the

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Lawmaker Wants $80 Million for Earthquake Warning System

A group of California’s top earthquake experts announced an $80-million plan to build what would be the nation’s first earthquake early warning system. State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) is proposing a bill that would search for funding to pay for the installation and upgrade of underground sensors and other equipment to create the network. Read

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Earth Networks Commits to Providing Severe Weather Warnings to Haiti

Earth Networks, the owner of WeatherBug and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, announces it is making a formal Commitment to Action to deploy $1.5 million in state-of-the-art weather alerting infrastructure, including hardware and weather tracking technology, in Haiti in 2013. Commitments to Action are new, concrete plans with practical goals and measureable results made

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Darpa Wants Next-Gen Spy Hardware to Literally Dissolve

Forget about a kill switch. Planned obsolescence? Already obsolete. The Pentagon’s blue-sky researchers want tomorrow’s military hardware to literally cease to exist at a predetermined point. Welcome to the age of suicidal sensors. Read More

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