Blue Origin launches, lands NASA moon landing sensor experiment

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Blue Origin successfully launched a NASA moon landing experiment aboard the company’s reusable New Shepard rocket Tuesday morning in Texas.

Liftoff took place from the company’s launch facilities about 150 miles east of El Paso.

The capsule separated from the rocket minutes into the flight and spent about 3 minutes at the height of an arc just over the Kármán line, the altitude at which space begins.

The rocket booster, with NASA sensors mounted on the exterior, landed smoothly about 7 minutes, 30 seconds after launch. The capsule landed with the aid of parachutes a few minutes later, kicking up a cloud of dust and sand.

The NASA experiment is part of the agency’s Tipping Point program, which seeks to demonstrate technology that can be adopted by private industry.

The project includes a collection of sensors designed to help locate a safe site on the moon

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches a New Sensor to Support the Development of STEM Skills and Environmental Literacy | News

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vernier recently launched the new Go Direct® Weather System to engage students in hands-on data collection as they learn important environmental science concepts. This affordable wireless sensor can be used in the classroom or out in the field to help middle school, high school, and college-level students investigate and analyze a variety of environmental factors.

“This new sensor for environmental science provides an affordable way for STEM educators to engage their students in data collection as they explore the science of natural phenomena,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The Go Direct Weather System is notable because students can collect and analyze multiple types of environmental data using just one compact system.”

The two-part Go Direct Weather System consists of the Go Direct Weather sensor and the Go Direct Weather Vane. The handheld weather sensor is used

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches a New Sensor to Support the Development of STEM Skills and Environmental Literacy

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vernier recently launched the new Go Direct® Weather System to engage students in hands-on data collection as they learn important environmental science concepts. This affordable wireless sensor can be used in the classroom or out in the field to help middle school, high school, and college-level students investigate and analyze a variety of environmental factors.

“This new sensor for environmental science provides an affordable way for STEM educators to engage their students in data collection as they explore the science of natural phenomena,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The Go Direct Weather System is notable because students can collect and analyze multiple types of environmental data using just one compact system.”

The two-part Go Direct Weather System consists of the Go Direct Weather sensor and the Go Direct Weather Vane. The handheld weather sensor is used

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Sony Led the Growing Smartphone Image Sensor Market in H1 2020

Rising competition from Samsung, OmniVision and SK Hynix

The global smartphone Image sensor market reached a total revenue of $6.3 billion in H1 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, “Smartphone Image Sensor Market Share Q2 2020: Revenue down by 6 percent as Sony dominates the market.”

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Fig 1. Smartphone Image Sensor PR H1 2020 (Graphic: Business Wire)

According to this research report, the total smartphone image sensor market witnessed a 15 percent year-over-year revenue growth in H1 2020. Sony captured the first position in the smartphone image sensor market with 44 percent revenue share followed by Samsung System LSI and OmniVision Technologies in the first half of the year. The top-three vendors captured almost 85 percent revenue share in the global smartphone image sensor market in H1 2020.

Jeffrey Mathews, Senior Analyst at Strategy

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Sensor rapidly detects COVID-19 infection — ScienceDaily

One feature of the COVID-19 virus that makes it so difficult to contain is that it can be easily spread to others by a person who has yet to show any signs of infection. The carrier of the virus might feel perfectly well and go about their daily business — taking the virus with them to work, to the home of a family member, or to public gatherings.

A crucial part of the global effort to stem the spread of the pandemic, therefore, is the development of tests that can rapidly identify infections in people who are not yet symptomatic.

Now, Caltech researchers have developed a new type of multiplexed test (a test that combines multiple kinds of data) with a low-cost sensor that may enable the at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection through rapid analysis of small volumes of saliva or blood, without the involvement of a medical professional,

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iPad Air: How Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint sensor will work

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In September, Apple announced a completely redesigned iPad Air. The new look borrows the same overall design as the iPad Pro, with flat edges, no home button and a USB-C port. But one thing it doesn’t carry over is Apple’s facial recognition tech, Face ID. Instead, you’ll use a fingerprint to unlock the tablet, approve purchases and sign into apps. 

For the first time on a mobile device, we’re seeing Apple’s new Touch ID sensor hidden under the power button. Or, as Apple calls it, the “top button.” When holding the iPad Air vertically, you’ll find the button on the top-right edge, near the corner. When it’s connected to an accessory like Apple’s Magic keyboard, it’ll be on the left-hand side, near the top. 

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Can the Pixel 5 camera still compete using the same old aging sensor?

Google’s new Pixel phones are here, as is the annual round of speculation over how their cameras will perform. The Pixel cameras have been in a weird spot for a couple of years; the Pixel 2 in 2017 was an incredible leap forward for smartphone photography, but features like Night Sight aside, the 3 and 4 were mostly evolutions on the same hardware and software formula, making what sometimes felt like subjective tweaks more than clear improvements to image quality. It’s to Google’s credit that they’ve still remained among the very best phone cameras you can buy.



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It’s impossible to pass real judgment on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G, which share the same front and back cameras, until we’re able to test them out for ourselves. From what Google’s said so far, though, they do seem to be similarly evolutionary upgrades.

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IoT Motion Sensor Market Continues Transformation Globally- Exploring the Future of Technology

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Sep 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
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The Top players are Bosch, Honeywell, NXP, Infineon, Analog Devices, Panasonic, InvenSense, TI, Silicon Laboratories, ABB, STM, TE Connectivity, Huagong Tech, Sensirion, Zhonghang Electronic Measuring Instruments, Vishay, Hanwei Electronics, Semtech, Omron.

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On the basis of the end users/applications, Smart Home & Wearables, Smart Energy, Smart Security, Manufacturing,

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Intellisense Systems Wins Phase II Funding for Fire Weather Observation Sensor from USDA

This sensor builds on the proven Micro Weather Sensor to include fuel moisture, solar radiation, particulate monitoring, and thermal imaging that will improve firefighting efforts.

Torrance ,CA, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — September 29, 2020 – Torrance, CA – Intellisense Systems, Inc., a leading provider of integrated environmental sensing solutions, won Phase II funding to continue development of the Fire Weather Observation Sensor (FWOS) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FWOS is a stand-alone, unattended, field-deployable sensor for remote measurements of fire weather-related data. These devices will be placed throughout forests and areas prone to wildfire outbreak and transmit data via satellite from anywhere in the world. This development will integrate new sensing capabilities to the proven Micro Weather Sensor (MWS®) platform, including fuel moisture, solar radiation, particulate monitoring, and thermal imaging.

 

In 2020, the Western United States experienced a record-setting number of wildfires, which have

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Strava app sensor pairing beta | Strava reintroducing BLE support

Last year, Strava discontinued the ability to pair sensors with its smartphone app, citing stability issues.

In a statement released at the time, Strava said that “supporting Bluetooth devices was causing the app to crash during recording, whether or not a sensor was connected. Disabling this feature significantly improves recording stability for all athletes”.

This caused much ire among the app’s user-base because it required the use of a third-party app or standalone devices – such as a smartwatch or GPS bike computer – to pair sensors.

Following the outcry, the fitness tracking app has decided to reintroduce the ability to pair BLE heart rate monitors as part of a beta test for select users.

In a statement, Strava said: “supporting Bluetooth sensors caused reliability challenges for many athletes. But for a small part of the Strava community, BLE support – especially for heart rate – continues to be a

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