Coronavirus, COVID-19

OIL-TAS technology enables integrated RNA extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 on a single device. The process begins with lysing and capturing viral RNA onto magnetic beads (large pink well on left), followed by magnetically transporting the beads through two washing liquids (blue droplets) and into a final detection solution (small pink droplet on right), where a reaction amplifies the viral RNA for detection. Courtesy: Terry Juang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Coronavirus, COVID-19 November 12, 2021

Simpler COVID-19 test could be applied for future pandemics

Researchers from UW-Madison are working on commercialization of a faster, simpler and less expensive alternative to PCR tests for detecting COVID-19, which could be adapted to other infectious diseases.

By Tom Ziemer
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 31, 2021

Nanotube-based sensor can detect COVID-19 proteins

MIT engineers have designed a nanotube-based sensor that can detect COVID-19 without any antibody and could be used for other pandemic, improving worker health.

By Anne Trafton
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 29, 2021

COVID-19’s effect on digitalization in manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a marked effect on the speed of digitalization across the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

By Ravi Gopinath
Courtesy: Linden Research Group, CU Boulder
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 17, 2021

UV light is effective, safe deterrent against COVID-19 in public places

A specific ultraviolet (UV) wavelength was found to be effective in killing the COVID-19 virus as well as other respiratory viruses while still being safe for public use.

By Kelsey Simpkins
Accessible onsite inventory alleviates interruptions in throughput levels. Courtesy: BHDP
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 11, 2021

Capacity planning in a post-COVID manufacturing world

Capacity and supply-chain strategies help manufactures remain competitive

By Michael D. Verdier
Courtesy: Emerson
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 27, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 20-26, 2021

Articles about the COVID-19 testing, Engineering Leaders Under 40, hydraulic actuators, multipoint temperature profiling and COVID-19 and manufacturers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 20-26, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: MAVERICK Technologies
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, August 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2021 included stories on COVID-19 prevention, process safety, industrial product purchasing, manufacturing processing and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Felice Frankel and MIT News Office
Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 30, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 23-29, 2021

Articles about face mask prototypes, industrial products, effective process safety, scalable IIoT networks and hiring engineers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 23-29, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 27, 2021

Manufacturers encourage COVID-19 vaccinations but stop short of mandates

Manufacturing supply chains continue to adapt to COVID-19

By Sikich LLP
Courtesy: Devora Najjar, MIT
Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 9, 2021

Engineers develop COVID-19 saliva test

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a small tabletop device that can detect COVID-19 from a saliva sample in about an hour.

By Anne Trafton