Author: Dr. Celestine Iwendi

Celestine Iwendi is a Sensor and Electronics Researcher at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He can be reached at celestine.iwendi@ieee.org

Be Prepared for Next IoT Cyber Attack

The recent cyber-attack that used hacked home based IoT devices for massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against major US web sites, clearly demonstrates the security threats of IoT edge devices and networks. DDoS is a type of DOS…

ABB Smart Sensor

ABB has come up with a smart sensor capable of monitoring electric motors to increase their performance, efficiency, reliability and lifespan. According to company, the pocket-sized performance-measuring device can be retrofitted to almost any low-voltage motor and connect it to…

Detecting Explosives with Plants

A team of MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. According to Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering…

Spider signals

Ultraviolet (UV) reflective markings on male jumping spiders of the Cosmophasis umbratica species have been proven to impact the spiders’ sex recognition and sexual selection. A study led by Associate Professor Li Daiqin from National University of Singapore (NUS) Biological…

CHIC (CHip-in-Cell) – Autonomous bio-sensor

A Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University has projected that the In-situ detection of chemical changes in human body at the cellular level can bring enormous benefits in diagnosis and in therapeutic monitoring. Professor Wong’s research aims at translating…