Data & Analytics

Early warning system pinpoints flooded roads in some states

Nearly a dozen states are using real-time, hyper-local monitoring to assess potential flooding at specific bridges or roads.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Low-cost sensors are helping communities find gaps in air quality data

Portable air sensors are helping citizen-scientists living near fracking or industrial operations collect data on volatile organic compounds -- pollutants not tracked by EPA monitors.

Emerging Tech

States use road sensors to combat treacherous ‘tire carcasses’

Sensors embedded in the pavement ahead of weigh stations alert inspectors if a truck has flat, underinflated or mismatched tires that could make it a danger on the road.

State & Local

DIY guide to installing low-cost flood sensors

After sensors placed in flood-prone areas began collecting data accurate enough reduce flood risks, officials realized the setup could be adapted to any setting.

Emerging Tech

Fiber-optic internet cables could monitor earthquakes

A study provides new evidence that the same optical fibers that deliver high-speed internet and HD video to our homes could one day double as earthquake monitors.

Emerging Tech

A 'living lab' for connected vehicles

A public-private partnership in Georgia promises new insights on the infrastructure and data that smart roadways will require.

Emerging Tech

It’s not easy to give a robot a sense of touch

Understanding the physical mechanisms of touch sensing in the biological world provides great insights when it comes to designing the robotic equivalent, a smart skin. But a significant barrier for the development of smart skin is the electronics required.

Emerging Tech

Sensor could speed earthquake response

Researchers have found a way to provide reliable information about how much damage a building has sustained in an earthquake, making it easier and faster for responders to assess a building's safety and reoccupation prospects.

Emerging Tech

AF Research Lab pushes implants for biomonitoring

The Air Force Research Lab and a biosensor startup have developed an implanted sensor that would allow medical personnel to continuously monitor troops for indications of a potential illness.

Emerging Tech

AF Research Lab pushes implants for biomonitoring

The Air Force Research Lab and a biosensor startup have developed an implanted sensor that would allow medical personnel to continuously monitor troops for indications of a potential illness.

State & Local

Denver builds out sensor network at schools

The network could help the city better understand the link between air quality and asthma.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Using sensors to understand temperature’s effect on the supply chain

A sensor network monitors the temperature of medicine at various points of the supply chain, from the truck to the warehouse.

An IoT safety net for misguided drivers

Arizona's Department of Transportation has connected sensors, cameras and a central command center to warn both wayward drivers and the nearby motorists the might endanger.

Emerging Tech

WiFi scanners offer inexpensive security

A Rutgers research project delivers X-ray machine-like scanning of bags for less than one-tenth the cost.

Cybersecurity

Electric grid protection through low-cost sensors, machine learning

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a relatively inexpensive method for on-the-fly detection of attacks on power grids.

Coast Guard looks into sensors for maritime surveillance

Sensors could help expand intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance without additional staff, ships or planes.

Machine learning improves contamination monitoring

Sensors and machine learning can be as reliable as on site measurements, new research shows.

Emerging Tech

Double duty: Utah puts sensors on public transit to monitor air quality

Researchers at the University of Utah are using a train-mounted sensor to collect spatial and temporal data on air pollutants.

State & Local

Portland installing 200 sensors to improve traffic safety

The sensor network will gather data on vehicle and pedestrian traffic to help city officials understand the causes of fatal accidents.

State & Local

Low-cost sensors can improve flood management

Through the Flood Awareness Apex program, communities are experimenting with low-cost sensors for tracking floods.

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