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Latest Piezoelectric sensor Stories

2014-02-03 12:23:51

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Printed and Flexible Sensors 2014-2024: Technologies, Players, ForecastsPrinted and flexible sensors are playing an increasingly important role in printed electronics. The biggest market is currently glucose sensors used by diabetics. However, other types of printed sensors are emerging. IDTechEx forecasts the market for printed sensors will have increased by more than $1 billion by...

2013-03-18 00:20:08

- A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Singapore's Hoestar PD Technology Pte Ltd are working to deploy wireless piezoelectric sensors that will track vibrations and stresses that affect the 'health' of machinery such as motors, pumps and generators.- The technology increases productivity by saving time, reducing manual checking and offering precision at detecting defects via its automated remote monitoring.Singapore, Mar 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Imagine a...

Space Foil Aids In Build Safer Cars
2012-03-19 03:49:51

A special foil sensor developed to measure the pressure on a spaceplane´s wings during reentry into Earth´s atmosphere is now helping to build safer cars. This ℠space´ foil has been transformed into a new super-thin and accurate sensor used by VW to measure every deformation suffered by cars during crash tests. Space research leads to new technology It all started in the early 1990s, when German engineer Paul Mirow was working on Europe´s Hermes spaceplane...

2010-10-04 19:41:30

Research published today by materials engineers from the University of Leeds could help pave the way towards 100% lead-free electronics. The work, carried out at the UK's synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, reveals the potential of a new manmade material to replace lead-based ceramics in countless electronic devices, ranging from inkjet printers and digital cameras to hospital ultrasound scanners and diesel fuel injectors. European regulations now bar the use of most lead-containing...

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2009-11-25 06:35:00

Scientists and engineers have developed a "Ëœsmart armor' that has the ability to recognize the size of bullets it is shot with and generate electrical power upon impact. The brains behind the operation, according to Discovery News, are at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Michigan. "As a kid, everyone played those video games that showed you how much armor you had left as a percentage bar," TARDEC contractor John Wray told...

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2008-01-23 18:55:00

Scientists at the atomic energy commission (CEA) in Grenoble, France, have developed a technique that takes the mechanical force produced by falling raindrops and converts this force into electricity that can be used to power various electronic devices and sensors.  The system uses piezoelectric structures, which convert mechanical force to voltage, and can recover up to 12 milliwatts of power  from one of the larger "downpour" raindrops. "We thought of raindrops because they are...