News - 18 Nov 2020
At the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), scientists have created a new tiny thermometer with huge possible applications, such as tracking the temperature of processor chips in...
News - 23 Jun 2017
Traditional cameras—including those found on the thinnest of cellphones—cannot be really flat because of their optics: lenses that need a specific size and shape in order to function. Recently,...
News - 11 Aug 2016
A team of undergraduates from Rochester Institute of Technology are developing a “compass” to be used in rockets with the help of a new kind of detector technology. The instrument will...
News - 23 Nov 2015
The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to...
News - 12 Feb 2015
Its name refers to one of the biggest animals in the sea, but ORCA, the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment instrument, will be observing the smallest.
If selected for a flight mission, ORCA...
News - 14 Nov 2010
NASA's rover Curiosity is expected to touch down on Mars in August 2012. Preceding the mission by a few months, its science measurements will begin much closer to Earth.
The Mars Science...
News - 19 Oct 2022
Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced a range of wavefront measurement systems and modules for optics testing. Based on the SHSLab range of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors from...
News - 21 Oct 2020
At Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Institute of Materials Science, a research team has developed new silicon and graphene Schottky contact-based infrared radiation sensors with higher efficiency...
News - 7 Sep 2017
A remote sensing instrument based on light detection and ranging (LIDAR) has been recently developed by Researchers. This instrument could provide a robust and simple way to accurately measure wind...
Article - 23 Aug 2019
Encoder sensors are a type of mechanical motion sensor that create a digital signal from a motion.