Advanced, sensitive sensors have become a driving force in modern medicine and healthcare, but also in smart industry. For example, using sensors to, for example, monitor blood glucose levels with as little as a drop of blood has improved the quality of life for many patients. On the other hand: smaller sensors can now be used to monitor milk in tanks on site, whereas before samples had to be brought all the way to a specialized lab. In both cases, better and smaller sensors are allowing for faster, more efficient, and more precise diagnostics. Evidently, the relevance of research in Sensing, Science and Technology is ever increasing.

In the coming months, the Timeline will adopt the theme of Sensing, Science & Technology. Most of the stories posted on the Timeline will follow this theme, but still feel free to submit any MESA+-related stories.