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MEMS, Tire, Pressure, Safety, Sensors, Engineering, Mechanical, Devices, data, Automotive, Federal, Requirements

Micro Devices to Monitor Tire Pressure in Cars

In anticipation of a new federal safety requirement for passenger cars and trucks, engineers are busy perfecting a tiny sensor that can be placed on the wheels to monitor tire pressure and deliver accurate information to the driver.

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Rainfall, Radar, Senors, Floods, Winds, Crops, Weather

Array of Sensors Designed to Transform Monitoring of Rainfall

A team of 15 student researchers is creating an experimental radar system designed to transform our ability to monitor rainfall. The students are building an array of sensors, to be deployed in Puerto Rico, that produces very accurate rainfall data to predict flooding, wind fields, and for crop hydrology.

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Next-generation displays render images you can almost reach out and touch.

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Robot Guide Dog Picks Up Where Man's Best Friend Leaves Off

A new, one-of-a-kind robot uses the latest technology to help the visually impaired find their way when traditional guide dogs can't. The Robotic Guide is a combination of high-tech computer parts and a mobile base that assists the visually impaired in busy areas such as grocery stores, malls and airports.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stress, The Brain, Fragile X Syndrome, Stem Cell Research, Biodiversity

Conference Focused on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Niloufar Haque, a neuroscientist who teaches at New York City College of Technology/CUNY, is sponsoring a conference on neurodegenerative diseases on April 15. Presentations to focus on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Fragile X Syndrome, Epilepsy, and stress and the brain.

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Internet, Open, Source, Software, Open, Content, Computer, Science

Researcher Assesses Keys to Success in Open-Source Software

What leads to the success of Internet-based open-source software projects and emerging "open-content" collaborations? Those questions, which hold the key to a new era of sharing scientific knowledge, are being explored by Charles Schweik, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Students Create Proximity Sensor System for Wheelchair-Bound Woman

A team of first-year engineering students at Elizabethtown College have created a proximity sensor system that will help a disabled woman better maneuver her power wheelchair.

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Powerful Tool Crunches Commutes

Websites for commuters are nothing new, but researchers in Sunnyvale, Calif., have developed an advanced system with a twist: in addition to tracking traffic congestion, the program crunches data from 14,000 sensors, in some cases every 30 seconds, to decipher evolving rush-hour patterns.

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How Media's Representation of 'Nanotechnology" Is Shaping Public's Opinion

A professor is analyzing how "nanoscience" and "nanotechnology" are being defined and presented by the media. This information is important, he explains, because the media plays a major role in "framing" issues, such as a new technology's "promise" or "threat," in the public mind.

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Sensors, Earthquake, Geothermal, Probe, Geophysics, Measurements

Sandia Underground Geo-Tools Aid in Earthquake Research

Geothermal researchers have developed sensors that can be placed in hotter and higher-pressure underground environments than previous instruments, a capability that is allowing geologists worldwide to make more precise measurements of subterranean conditions before and after large earthquakes occur.







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