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Turning the Vehicle into a Giant Microphone

When an emergency vehicle is approaching but its blaring siren isn’t heard by nearby motorists, all are put at risk. Engineers at Harman International have developed novel sensor technology...

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Technology Report
Test & Measurement

Expanding the ‘Bubble’ of Cabin Acoustics

Noise cancellation has been a viable technology for many years, used on board turboprop aircraft to counter engine noise and familiar to consumers when applied to headphones to reduce...

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Features
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Assistive Audio Signal Stimulation Offers Relief for Parkinson’s Patients

Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.

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AR/AI

System Enables Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers

Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Adapter Makes All Headphones Intelligent

“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.

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NASA Spinoff
RF & Microwave Electronics

Microphone Detects Turbulence Hundreds of Miles Away

A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.

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News
Software

Lincoln Unveils Tech-Refreshed 2022 Navigator

Lincoln has revealed a refreshed 2022 Navigator that sees no drivetrain or electrification upgrades, but gains a smattering of thoughtful technology, including a hands-free advanced...

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Wearables

Smartphone App Hears Ear Infections in Children

The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Extreme Low-Frequency Hydrophone

Applications include monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as manmade infrasonic sources such as boats.

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News
Unmanned Systems

After a 30-Year Hiatus, Jeep Remakes the Wagoneer

You won’t have a hard time distinguishing the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer from the old one. Automotive design and engineering have moved on dramatically in 30 years, even if the...

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Materials

Smart Fabric Detects and Collects Space Dust

A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.

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Technology Leaders
Data Acquisition

Processor Power and Energy Efficiency

Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.

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News
Transportation

Riding on Air: Activated Carbon Aims at Autos

Activated carbon may seem an esoteric piece of science in the automotive space, but it is quietly playing a key role in Audi A6 and A7 air-suspension systems. The technology also is...

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News
Test & Measurement

What We’re Driving: 2020 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR CVT

Easily mistaken for its Altima big brother at first glance, the 2020 Nissan Sentra finally gets the all-new platform, exterior style and interior upgrades that this thrifty compact has...

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R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip

A sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable a future socially distanced health monitor.

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Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mars 2020 – Getting to Mars

Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.

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Road Ready
Manned Systems

2021 Cadillac Escalade Brings Curved OLED to the Dash

Cadillac has unveiled the 2021 Escalade and will differentiate the full-size SUV from its Tahoe/Yukon platform-mates with a large dose of exclusive technologies including Super...

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5 Ws
Manufacturing & Prototyping

5 Ws of EarEcho

The biometric tool uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lincoln Corsair Leverages Global Architecture to Differentiate Latest C-Segment Luxury SUV

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair that debuted at the New York Auto Show last week brings distinct styling that dovetails nicely with its Nautilus...

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News
Unmanned Systems

NAIAS 2019: Three-Row Cadillac XT6 SUV Makes Global Debut

Cadillac has added another SUV to its lineup with the global debut of the all-new three-row XT6 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The XT6 joins the two-row...

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What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2018 Ford Fiesta Active

When a company adds the title “Active” to the name of a best-selling model it might generate the expectation of all-wheel-drive, chunky tires and a general “take me to the mud” image.

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Road Ready
Propulsion

2019 Acura RDX Brings World’s-First Chassis Tech

Few words are as inspiring to an engineering team as “all-new.” For the 2019 Acura RDX, the engineers behind the compact SUV’s third-generation had a host of all-new to manage,...

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Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

2019 Avalon: Toyota Further Refines Its Lexus Alternative

At a time when buyers are increasingly migrating to SUVs, Toyota is launching its all-new 2019 Avalon believing that there is still high-volume life left in the large-sedan...

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

BMW 440i

When reviewing a new BMW, it’s important to note the car’s most vital attribute first. And that would be…powertrain performance? Steering precision? Chassis reflexes? The optional ($1700) M Sport brakes? While all are...

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sound Inaudible to Humans Can Be Recorded by Microphones

Microphones, from those in smartphones to hearing aids, are built specifically to hear the human voice — humans can’t hear at levels higher than 20 kHz, and microphones max out at...

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Application Briefs
Software

PLCs Improve Control of Radio Broadcasts

Broadcasting employs the latest technology in many areas, but controlling the broadcast hardware connected to the antenna and the related transmission power, source, and facilities is usually still a...

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R&D
Medical

Knee Monitor 'Listens' for Cracks, Pops

A knee band from the Georgia Institute of Technology uses microphones and vibration sensors to listen to and measure the sounds inside the joint. The sounds will help doctors determine whether a convalescing joint is healthy or requires more therapy.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Accelerating Racecar Innovation

Prior to this year’s Indianapolis 500, the 48th annual BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award was awarded for innovation and engineering excellence in race car design. Claiming the award, for the second time,...

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Physical Sciences

Organic Light-Emitting Diode Displays for High-End Audio Systems

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology comprises organic thin films that, when placed between two conductors, can serve as a display. This technology requires very...

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