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Low-cost Wearables Manufactured by Hybrid 3D Printing

September 10, 2017

A complete hybrid 3D-printed device flexes and conforms to the body’s shap (Image credit: Alex Valentine, Lori Sanders and  Human skin must flex and stretch to accommodate the body’s every move. Anything worn tight on the body [more...]

Engineers Find Better Way to Detect Nanoparticles

August 16, 2017

Two light scatterers, represented by the blue spheres, are utilized to tune the sensors to exceptional points, at which light propagates in one direction. (Image: W. Chen and L. Yang) Credit: Washington University in St. Louis It’s long [more...]

Optofluidics 2017

July 25, 2017

Optofluidics 2017 continues a series of Conferences that provide a forum to promote scientific exchange and foster closer networks and collaborative ties between leading international optics and micro/nanofluidics researchers across [more...]

Feeling the Heat in Cells

April 17, 2017

The gallium nitride nanomembrane (GaN NM) is shown attached to a cell. When a pulsed laser is directed onto the nanomembrane, heat is transferred to the cell via a gold microdisc. By monitoring the emitted photoluminescent light (blue [more...]

Survey Microfluidics and Sensors

June 4, 2016

A schematic of a thermal mass flow meter (Image Credit: Wikiwand) As requested by Mr. Henne van Heeren, an invitation for Microfluidics and Sensors Voluntary Survey conduced by enablingMNT is posted.  After our earlier very successful [more...]

Nanosheet Flow Meters Find Sensor Stability

October 21, 2015

Nanosheets have a surface-texture advantage (image credit: Anna Demming) The ability to monitor fluid flow is crucial for a number of applications but current methods use ‘hot wires’ that are brittle and prone to break under operating [more...]

Understanding Sensor Resolution Specifications

September 20, 2015

Summary The TechNote describes in detail the important factors in the interpretation of displacement resolution specifications found in most sensor datasheets – an often misinterpreted number. Introduction As a machine designer or [more...]