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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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Who Do You Trust?   July 29, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

A recent Slashdot poll is making me laugh. Well, laugh and be worried about humanity, but isn't that normal? See, last week, the fine folks at Slashdot ran a poll asking the readers which, of a list of robotic entities, they would sooner trust. You can see the poll and its results here.

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A Sigh of Relief and Sadness   July 22, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

So, hands up if you were really relieved when the Space Shuttle Atlantis landed safely in the early hours of Thursday morning. And how many of you are bummed that we've got to wait an unknown amount of time before the U.S. is back sending astronauts into space using its own launch vehicles rather...more >>

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The Smartphone That Knows All   July 15, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

I've been doing a bunch of reading on sensor-enabled contextual awareness recently, and although it's easy to get all ooo-shinied by the kinds of neat things achievable with contexturally aware mobile devices for consumers; better pedestrian navigation, better location-aware services, and a slew of...more >>

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July R&D Round Up   July 1, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

This month we've got a new magnetic alloy that could be used for energy harvesting, another nanowire-based chemical sensor, and a sensing skin that could be used to monitor the condition of concrete structures. Also, for those of you who are Canadian, Happy Canada Day!

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New Bodies, Old Bodies   June 24, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

Earlier this month, I sat listening to the Dr. Hugh Herr of the MIT Media Lab as he delivered his Sensors Expo keynote, "The New Era of Human 2.0: New Minds, New Bodies, New Identities," talking about the ways in which we are merging bodies and machines. I found his talk amazing and inspiring and...more >>

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The Best of Sensors Expo Awards 2011   June 17, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

Another Sensors Expo, which means another raft of intriguing and amazing new products. This year's Best of Sensors Expo Awards involved a host of new-to-us companies and introduced us to some great new products that met our judging criteria: is it unique, or at least markedly different from what's...more >>

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The 2011 Best of Sensors Expo Award Winners   June 16, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

A wireless radiation sensor network, a 3D Hall sensor, chemical sensors that can be embedded, and amazing DA systems: Meet the winners of this year's awards!

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June R&D Round Up   June 3, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

June is upon us! This month's intriguing research and development stories include a fully functional lab in a can for ocean and water quality research, stretchy pressure sensors, and a solar-powered nanosensor for pollution research.

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So Long, Spirit, And Thanks for All The Research   May 27, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

On Wednesday NASA announced that they're stopping their efforts to contact the now-silent Mars rover Spirit and declaring that the plucky little rover's mission is completed. But what a wild and amazing trip its been;...more >>

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Chemical Sensors On The Rise   May 13, 2011
By: Melanie Martella

In 2008, the Freedonia Group evaluated the chemical sensors market and predicted that US demand would top $5 billion in 2012. A more recent study from BCC Research predicts that the global sensor and biosensor market is expected to be worth $13 billion in 2011 and $21 billion in 2016. In other...more >>










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