Barbara G. Goode

Barbara G. Goode

Barbara Goode is the former Editor in Chief of Sensors. [email protected]

Stories by Barbara G. Goode

Danger In the Air

Airborne pollution falls into two major categories. There's careless, casual contamination (some of it being created halfway across the globe and wafting our way) caused mainly by noxious emissions. And then there's the cruel, calculated kind-the sort that's on our minds continually in this age of threatened stateside terrorism. Sufficiently fast, high-resolution detection of both varieties depends on new kinds of sensors.

Brotherly Love: Barnett Fears Not

The most recent syndicated article by New York Times bestselling author Thomas Barnett, titled Loving Big Brother, took up the topic of ubiquitous sensing. Do the emerging technology's advantages outweigh its disadvantages?

Software Enables Manufacturing Integration

UGS Corp. says its Tecnomatix Production Management portfolio, a family of manufacturing shop-floor applications, is the first software to integrate production management with overall product lifecycle management (PLM) process.

Border Chief Says . . .

The federal government is spending billions on new Border Patrol agents and on sensor and radar networks in remote areas of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pinpointing Seizures

Dawn Helton was the fifth patient in the world to try the new Geodesic Sensor Net (GSN), a high-tech cap made of electrodes, reports News 14 Carolina.

Stepping Up Large-Scale Security

New developments are advancing security capabilities for large facilities. For example, Vidient Systems, developer of intelligent video surveillance and analysis software, is partnering with Intergraph Corp., provider of spatial information management software, to integrate Vidient SmartCatch with Intergraph's integrated command-and-control system.

Large Scale Security Approach Has Larger Implications

Securing large facilities-including public spaces-from so many threats seems a daunting task. Besides new technology, new business agreements are pushing forward developments to aid the effort. A couple of recent announcements illustrate this point-and have implications for more modest security challenges.