Real-time bomb scanner

A team of European scientists has created a hand-held chemical sensor capable of instantaneous detection from a distance of 30m. Harnessing new photonics technology, the mid-IR sensor uses spectroscopic sensors that read the unique frequencies, or ‘signatures’, given off when liquids or gases interact with light.

  • Real-time chemical sensor to improve airport security

    A team of European scientists has created a hand-held chemical sensor capable of instantaneous detection from a distance of 30m. Harnessing new photonics technology, the mid-IR sensor uses spectroscopic sensors that read the unique frequencies, or ... Read More
  • ams sells NFC, RFID technologies to ST

    Sensor specialist ams is selling its NFC and RFID reader IP, technologies and product lines to STMicroelectronics for $79.3million. The deal is also said to include a ‘substantial deferred earn out consideration’. Depending on future results, this could be ... Read More
  • Avnet outbids Datwyler to acquire Premier Farnell

    Avnet says it has reached agreement with the Premier Farnell’s directors to acquire the company in an all cash offer which values the distributor at £691million. This is said to be a 12.1% premium over the offer from Datwyler, which was initially accepted by ... Read More
  • EU and Japan expand collaboration to create smart cities

    The EU-Japan ClouT – cloud of things – consortium has decided to add cities and partners to the recent BigClouT programme. The programme gives an analytics capability to the city by leveraging IoT, cloud and big data technologies creating a distributed ... Read More





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