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COVID-19 January 21, 2022

Turning face masks into smart monitoring devices

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new smart sensor called FaceBit, which is a quarter-sized sensor that uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.

By Amanda Morris
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AI and Machine Learning January 19, 2022

Solving big problems via algorithms enhanced by 2D materials

Important optimization algorithms that are designed to solve large-scale problems such as supply chain logistics can be boosted from 2D materials.

By Jamie Oberdick
Searching on “analytics” in the New Products for Engineers database returns 245 entries that may help when you need more than speadsheets. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology New Products for Engineers Database.
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing January 7, 2022

Spreadsheets for analytics

Many companies offer software for data analytics to create information and insights from data collected from automation, controls and instrumentation. Most data-gathering software also downloads in a spreadsheet format: Many users have spreadsheets for special applications or quick insights.

By Mark T. Hoske
Seven keys to a compliant PSM training program for Ammonia refrigeration
Process Safety January 11, 2022

PSM compliance training according to OSHA

To ensure the safest environment for employees, review current PSM training to verify that it meets OSHA requirements

By Ken Philo
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Discrete Manufacturing January 18, 2022

Control Engineering January 2022 online table of contents

By CFE Media
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Industrial PCs January 14, 2022

Integrated machine vision optimizes automated component assembly

By Christian Kukla
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Ethernet January 13, 2022

What is EtherCAT?

By Robert Trask, PE
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Energy, Power January 22, 2022

TMDs could be used for ultrathin, lightweight solar panels

By Andrew Myers
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Cybersecurity January 20, 2022

Five steps for OT endpoint security success

By John Livingston
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Workforce Development January 16, 2022

How to improve workplace technology adoption

By Cristian Grossmann