Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Sensors, Vision April 26, 2021

Touchless temperature sensor developed

A touchless temperature sensor using infrared light to take a person's body temperature to detect COVID-19 and more has been developed by Rice University engineers. See video.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Zachary LaTurner, Rice University
DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 26, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 19-25, 2021

Articles about COVID-19 refining tests, control system evolution, data visualization, IIoT and sewage treatment and SCADA frameworks were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 19-25, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: SEMI
Electrical April 24, 2021

Semiconductor industry fab spending expected to reach new highs

The global semiconductor industry is on track to register three consecutive years of record highs in fab equipment spending thanks to demand fueled by COVID-19.

By Christian G. Dieseldorff
Sensors, Vision April 21, 2021

Graphene-based biosensors used to develop mass COVID-19 tests

Graphene-based biosensors are being used to develop better, cheaper, quicker, more accessible testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

By Mike Krapfl
Workforce Development April 16, 2021

How remote working helps people share knowledge, experiences

Working remotely is forcing people to collaborate and coming up with more innovation solutions in new ways, which can inspire and build confidence in a team.

By Jean Huang
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Motors, Drives April 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2021 included stories on the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, free PLC programming software for education, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Zachary LaTurner, Rice University
Process Manufacturing March 24, 2021

Refining tests for detecting COVID-19 in wastewater facilities

Rice University-led study evaluates methods to find signs of COVID-19 virus in municipal wastewater plants and have found a viable and consistent method for detection.

By Mike Williams
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 19, 2021

How COVID-19 created IoT opportunities in the Caribbean

The COVID-19 pandemic may make the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) a palatable idea to the Caribbean, which can create new business opportunities for the region.

By Jason Robert Rameshwar
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Safety March 16, 2021

Effective communication in a high-noise environment

High-noise manufacturing environments are already difficult places to communicate, but COVID-19 and social distancing make it even harder. Learn how to overcome this challenge.

By Rick Farrell
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Safety March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell