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Sensors Thinner Than Plastic Wrap Could Detect Breast Cancer

To beat cancer, early detection is crucial. Now, a team of Japanese and American scientists has revealed extremely thin sensors that could one day be built into skin-tight, tumour-detecting gloves for doctors, who can then share digitised findings with other physicians.


Uber's Using Smartphone Sensors To Check That Its Drivers Don't Speed

If you get an Uber and your driver speeds, it isn’t your word against theirs if you want to complain. That’s because Uber has announced that it’s started to use gyrometer and GPS data to keep an eye on the behaviour of its drivers.


MC10's Wearable Sensors Are A First Step To Bioelectric Tattoos

The digital tattoos of the future have for years remained just that. But now a company called MC10 has announced two new commercial wearable devices that will stick to your skin to keep an eye on your health.


This Tiny Wireless Temperature Sensor Is Powered Only By Radio Waves

This minuscule chip can measure the temperature wherever it’s placed — and it never needs a battery, because it’s powered by the radio waves from the same wireless network that it uses to communicate.


Scientists Have Turned Gum Into A Carbon Nanotube-Loaded Sensor

It sounds like it could be something that Q hands to Bond, but researchers have developed a way to incorporate carbon nanotubes into chewing gum so that the sticky mass can be used as a stretchable, bendable medical sensor.


Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Digital Camera Sensors

Video: You don’t need to know enough about it to build one yourself, but a little knowledge of how digital cameras actually work can help improve your photography game. So if you’ve got an extra 13 minutes at your disposal today, watch this wonderful explainer of how a camera’s sensor works.


Watch The First Film From InVisage's Quantum Dot Smartphone Camera

Five long years ago, a company called InVisage showed off a new kind of smartphone camera sensor called QuantumFilm, which used quantum dots for improved sensitivity. Now, you can finally see a short film shot using the technology.


How The Vietnam War Brought High-Tech Border Surveillance To America

From 1968 until 1973, the US military spent about $US1 billion a year on a new computer-powered initiative intended to end the war in Vietnam. It went by many names over the years — including Practice Nine, Muscle Shoals, Illinois City and Dye Marker. But today it’s most commonly known as Operation Igloo White.


A US$60 Hack Can Fool The LIDAR Sensors Used On Most Self-Driving Cars

Many autonomous cars use LIDAR — a kind of laser-based radar — to sense the world around them. But now a researcher has developed a simple system that can fool the devices into seeing objects where really none exist.


Watch Sony's Drone Prototype Take Flight 

Aerosense, Sony’s new drone business, just released video of its drone prototype flying, and it’s so cool I kind of wish I had the ability to Honey I Shrunk the Kids myself so I could fit inside it.


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