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Question of the Week : Materials
What NASA Spin-Off Stands Out to You?

NASA technologies have led to many of the commercial products and innovative solutions we use every day, from memory foam and freeze-dried foods to exercise equipment and water purifiers. The October issue of Tech Briefs showcased a number of these NASA spinoffs.

Read the Tech Briefs feature article,...

Podcasts : Imaging
Here's an Idea: Asteroids

On June 2nd of 2018, a six-foot-wide asteroid entered the atmosphere over Botswana, creating a bright fireball that lit up the night sky.

Astronomers spotted the small incoming object just eight hours...

Blog : Imaging
Q&A: How Robert Holmes Finds Near-Earth Asteroids from His Home-Built Observatories

NASA and other international agencies work together to detect asteroids, but much of the effort relies upon individual astronomers.

On-Demand Webinars : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Case Study: Integrated Mechanical Testing With Non-contact Measurement Solutions

Trilion Quality Systems has partnered with MTS Systems to offer an array of test solutions that combine MTS loading solutions with ARAMIS non-contact sensors.

On-Demand Webinars : Defense
At the Crossroads: Examining the Intersection of the Modern Soldier with AR, IoT, and Network Security

How many of today’s standard technologies were nothing more than the fantasies of science-fiction buffs a few years ago? If the trend of innovation in sensors and wireless technology continues, what impact will it have on the soldiers of the...

Question of the Week : Medical
Can Digital-Health Apps Reliably Change Patient Behavior?

Last week on TechBriefs.com, a reader had the following question for our medical-device expert:

"How can devices with IoT connectivity move beyond simple information sharing and gathering?"

Anytime you take medical device data and connect it to wearables or other devices,...

Blog : Test & Measurement
A Closer Look at Bats, Hummingbirds Offers New Ideas for Flying Robots

Hummingbirds and nectar bats are the only two vertebrates with the ability to hover in place.

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Discover How Unique Cable & Connector Solutions Are Taking 3D Printing to New Levels

In today’s fast paced, quick development cycle market-places, the need for rapid prototyping and quick turn sampling is critical. 3D printing, and additive manufacturing has quickly surfaced as the solution for this need, bringing to life ideas and concepts in...

Question of the Week : Test & Measurement
Are You Currently Using Mechanical Test Equipment to Measure Strain?

One way to measure strain and deformation in a material is through digital image correlation and non-contact sensors. Next week, in a live webinar presentation, speakers from Trilion Quality Systems and MTS Systems Corp. will review how customers have used their imaging and...