RESOURCES: The Skinny on MEMS

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Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1647
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1647a

MEMS, or microelectromechanical systems, have traditionally performed such vital automotive functions as measuring engine oil pressure, antifreeze temperature, and even triggering an air bag in the event of an accident. To find out what's new in the MEMS field, such as how one company is developing a microdevice that can monitor the eye pressure of patients with glaucoma, visit the MEMS Clearinghouse.

In addition to industry news, compiled from press releases by Web master Peter Will at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California, the clearinghouse also carries meeting and job announcements, and even allows job seekers to post their résumés. Researchers and graduate students may wish to look up dielectric constants or densities in the MEMS Material Properties Database or subscribe to the MEMS-EDG e-mail discussion group. To find contact information for companies, tools, research centers, and other MEMS services, search or browse the “yellow pages.”

mems.isi.edu

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