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Melanie Martella

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Melanie Martella is Executive Editor of Sensors. She can be reached at 603-924-3246 or mmartella@questex.com.


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Sensors Expo 2013 Wrap Up   June 21, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

Now that Sensors Expo 2013 is over and the dust has had a chance to settle, I thought I'd elaborate on some of this year's stand-out features. This year's theme for the show was "Sensor Technologies Driving Solutions," giving a hat tip to the fast-growing diversity of sensor applications being...more >>

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Introducing the 2013 Best of Sensors Expo Award Winners!   June 14, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

At last week's Sensors Expo, we gathered together to learn and connect with our peers and to find out who had won the annual Best of Sensors Expo Awards. Where the original incarnation of the Best of Sensors Expo Award program recognized novel products; this year saw us expanding the awards program...more >>

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The Winners of the 2013 Best of Sensors Expo Awards   June 1, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

In 2013 we expanded the Best of Sensors Expo Awards program to recognize innovative sensor and sensor-related products, novel sensor applications, and the engineering teams working behind the scenes to advance the sensor industry; here are our winners.

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The Versatility of Sensors   May 31, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

One of the characteristics of sensors of which I am most fond is their versatility; a color sensor designed for the consumer or industrial automation market ends up built into agricultural machinery to check how ripe the grain is at harvest. An aerospace sensor ends up being used when drilling for...more >>

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City Metamorphosis   May 24, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

There's an excellent recent article in the Boston Globe, written by Courtney Humphries and titled "The too-smart city" that looks at the concept of smart cities and asks how the influx of smart city technologies can change how cities operate and whether some of those changes are desirable in the...more >>

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Sensor Technology as Inspiration   May 17, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

The theme for this year's Sensors Expo is sensor technology driving solutions. Our theme reflects the power sensors have to change our work, our play, and our world and our two keynotes illustrate just what happens when technology and inspiration meet to achieve solutions, whether interacting with...more >>

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Sensors Expo 2013 is Almost Here   May 10, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

We're mere weeks away from Sensors Expo 2013 and I thought I'd take this opportunity to call out some of the particularly exciting offerings that are new for 2013. This year we welcome ARM, Appliance Design Advantage Business Media, Gases & Instrumentation, and Evaluation Engineering who join the...more >>

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May R&D Round Up   May 3, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

This month's collection of clever and useful research and development stories includes a system to gather more and better data on how explosions affect soldiers and a continuous UV sensor.

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Sensor Journalism   April 19, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

Sensor journalism is the idea of journalists using sensors to gather their own data to inform their news reporting. With the confluence of interest in sensors; Big Data; the Internet of Things; and cheap, user-friendly, yet powerful open-source hardware such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi that let you...more >>

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April R&D Round Up   April 12, 2013
By: Melanie Martella

This month we have a tiny timing chip that incorporates inertial sensors, a project to weigh trucks while they're driving, and a novel sensor cable that enables quicker, cheaper perimeter protection.




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