Ants experts at recognising body odour
Ants experts at recognising body odour

Have you ever wondered how ants from the same nest recognize each other? They do it through body odour.

Portable lasers key to next-generation sensors

 Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a custom-made, compact laser diode by integrating multiple wavelength emitters into a single device.

'Golden age' of animal tracking is here
'Golden age' of animal tracking is here

 Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices would give one a real-time look at their behaviour and at the environmental health of the planet, a new study shows.

Now, cars that can automatically detect, report potholes

Imagine a car that knows where potholes are before people get to them, and, can also warn them ahead of time.

'India needs to produce more sensors for land, air navigation'

India needs to produce more sensors for land and air navigation, which can enable the country to fulfill its defence requirement and export surplus, a senior DRDO scientist said on Thursday.

Indian-origin teen in US develops device to help blind

A 13-year-old Indian-origin student in the US who developed a device to help visually impaired navigate has been named one of America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2015 and granted a USD 5,000 award.

Bats' flying skills inspire new-age aircraft
Bats' flying skills inspire new-age aircraft

Did you know that bats have sensors in their wings that help them perform those mind-boggling mid-flight stunts?

Now, stroke your hair to control your smartphone!

 A new technology invented in Brazil allows people to control their smartphones by activating sensors hidden in their hair.

Startup Athos develops Smart Apparel

 American Startup Athos has developed Smart Apparel which tells us if we are exercising properly and are not working on the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or doing anything else that might lead to an ineffective workout or even injury.

Soon, flexible touch-sensitive skin sensors to operate mobile devices
Soon, flexible touch-sensitive skin sensors to operate mobile devices

A team of computer scientists is developing flexible sensors that turn skin into a touch-sensitive interaction space for mobile devices.

Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels

Researchers have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo to detect glucose levels, eliminating the need for painful finger-pricking for diabetics.

Driverless cars for everyone within a decade

Driverless cars could be within the price range of the average person in just ten years, Australian researchers claim.

Essential, low-cost devices developed

Young Mexican researchers working at a government-run laboratory have developed three low-cost, life-saving technologies.

'3D printing 'technology of the future'

Three-dimensional printing, sensors, the cloud and personalisation are "the future in technology," according to Amar Hanspal, vice president of the San Rafael, California-based Autodesk manufacturing company.

Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board
Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board

Central Pollution Control Board chairman Susheel Kumar on Wednesday said that only industrial pollution is not squarely responsible for polluting the River Ganga.

Fiber optic sensors to improve landslide prediction

Detecting and monitoring both large landslides and slow slope movements could be a lot easier and cheaper with optical fiber sensors, says a study.

New sensor to detect tiny, individual nano-particles

In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers has developed a new sensor that can detect and count nano-particles, at sizes as small as ten nano-metres, one at a time.

Clean Ganga drive: Toxin sensors to send alerts about effluents level

The Central government has directed to install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to check the level of discharge of industrial waste into the river from about 700 units.

New `smart` watch vibrates to keep you from nodding off

A new `smart` watch tracks the wearer`s movements and `buzzes` them awake if they start to doze off.

`Smart` pills your gateway to super health?

Do you know that smart pills carrying miniature chips, sensors, cameras and robots can analyse your body from the inside?