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INSIDER: Motion Control

A team of scientists has uncovered how heavy, motorized objects climb steep slopes — a newly discovered mechanism that also mimics how rock climbers navigate inclines. The “micro-swimmers” are about...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University developed a method that allows non-contact manipulation of small objects using sound waves.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineers at UC Riverside developed an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots. Existing systems for controlling pneumatic soft robots still use electronic...

White Papers: Connectivity
Before You Specify a Connector, Read This.

Connectors play a significant role in ensuring that devices can reliably resist the elements – so it’s critical that engineers specify the right connector for particularly challenging...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Making Cost an Attribute in Electric Vehicle Development

This 30-minute Webinar will highlight how Arrival leverages aPriori’s automated cloud-based technology to optimize the vehicle development process.

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Digital Cockpit Architecture and Evolution: Past, Present, and Future

The megatrends of electrification, autonomy, shared driving or mobility-as-a-service, and the extension of the digital lifestyle to modern vehicles are transforming the automotive industry. Not only are these trends changing what and how we drive, but they are also...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Sweat Power’ Make Wearables Mainstream?

Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it. (Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.)

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
A Big Picture View of Miniaturization in Today’s Designs: The Key to Solving Design Challenges For Today’s Connected Tools and Devices

The consumer’s desire for smaller, more portable appliances and devices combined with the demand for...

White Papers: Transportation
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
From PPE to Testing: Emerging Technologies from COVID-19

COVID-19 has ushered in a host of new technologies – many under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. Which of these technologies will replace or drastically change the medtech landscape? And, what will it take for these devices to make the transition to fully approved 510(k)...

Tech Talks: Medical
Why Managing Risk in Excel Spreadsheets for Medical Device Development Is Dangerous

Risk management is a critical activity that contributes to developing safe and effective medical devices. While Excel may be an easy place to start, the interconnected nature of risk management means that data complexity grows rapidly as the product...

White Papers: Automotive
Mechanical Testing of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are soaring, and EV battery technology is constantly evolving. What does this mean for you? An ever-growing list of new components and materials that require...

Tech Talks: Medical
Achieving Desired Functionality with Film Coatings

Diagnostic devices, whether used at point of care or in laboratory settings, are becoming smaller, faster, and capable of supporting greater biochemical complexity. Consequently, the materials, surfaces, and manufacturing technologies used to produce these devices have become vital for...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Auto Safety: Crash Test Accelerometer Design and Benefits

The design of piezoresistive accelerometers used for automotive crash testing has advanced rapidly in recent years, improving both measurement capabilities, as well as the accuracy of vehicle models. Modern designs utilize high-sensitivity sensing elements for greater...

Question of the Week: Transportation
Will Interstate Power Coils Charge Electric Vehicles as They Drive?

Our “Q&A” article in the July issue of Tech Briefs highlighted the work of Dr. Burak Ozpineci from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ozpineci and his team are building a wireless power-transmission system that charges an electric vehicle as it drives along the road.

White Papers: Aerospace
Hipot Testing of Military/Aerospace Interconnect Components

This paper provides an overview of how advanced-perfomance electrical safety testers address standards testing requirements for wire/cable/connector/harness/relay components in...

White Papers: Connectivity
Fiber Optic Emergency Stops for Harsh Environment Applications

Fiber optic emergency stops provide immunity to EMI, RFI, and lightning; are inherently safe; and can operate at extremely long distances up to 10 kilometers. This whitepaper...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
A reader asks our expert how to contain a "thermal runaway" explosion in a lithium-ion battery.
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Challenging Boundaries with Electroacoustic Technology

This 30-minute Webinar explores the universe of sound and examines electroacoustic technology that can be used in systems that detect, unearth, sense, and encounter. Electroacoustic transducers are the heart of a sensor system, whether it’s advanced sonar used by the Navy or...

INSIDER: Imaging

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving?

INSIDER: Aerospace

Labsphere, Inc. announced plans to locate a Field Line of sight Automated Radiance Exposure (FLARE) testing site at Arizona State University's (ASU) Polytechnic campus as...

INSIDER: Materials

The demand for detecting infrared (IR) light, invisible to human eyes, is constantly growing, due to a wide variety of applications ranging from food quality control and remote sensing to...

INSIDER: Imaging

Autofocus, Waterproof Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) offers the TECHSPEC® LT Series and TECHSPEC® Cw Series fixed focal length lenses. TECHSPEC® LT Series fixed...

On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Auto, Aero and Defense Electrification: Optimizing Induction Motor Design for Manufacturing

As the demand for electrification continues to grow globally, the automotive, aerospace, and defense markets face unprecedented challenges. New technologies are placing greater demands on motors in terms of operating speeds, temperatures, and...

Webinars: Medical
Turning Vision into Reality: How Advanced Performance Materials Can Bring Your Designs to Life

Today’s medical device designers and engineers are responsible for not only meeting the demands of this ever-changing industry but also sparking the kind of innovation that changes lives through new designs that never seemed possible until...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Mass-Less’ Energy Storage Finally Catch On?

A July Tech Brief highlights a “structural battery” from the Chalmers University of Technology that uses carbon fiber as a negative electrode and a lithium iron phosphate-coated aluminum foil as the positive electrode. The battery works as both a power source and as part of the main...

White Papers: Aerospace
Secrets to Efficiently Sustaining Your Automated Test System

When designing a test system, it is important to plan for problems. The reason is simple, if a test system goes down, your product line loses revenue. This white paper discusses...

White Papers: Automotive
The Future of Autonomous Driving is Almost Here
How Artificial Intelligence, Digitalization, and Simulation are ramping up to enable validation of game-changing advances in autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous driving is changing the way we...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.

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