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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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How Capacitive Sensors Shine in Industrial Environments

Learn how to use capacitive sensors in various measurement tasks and profit from unsurpassed stability and nanometer resolution — also in industrial applications. Capacitive sensors...

Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable medical devices must balance the need for continuous monitoring with power efficiency.
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Q&A: Physical Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ron Miles and his team at Binghamton University, New York, have developed an entirely new microphone technology based on research into how spiders hear.
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White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
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Operating Voltage Ratings for Inductors

A topic not typically associated with inductors, this paper discusses how recent trends, particularly the introduction of higher voltage rated semiconductor devices, have created a new emphasis on...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
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How Electrification Is Changing Testing in R&D

The automotive and transportation industry shift from internal combustion to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) requires major changes in how R&D personnel perform testing. This white paper,...

Podcasts: Aerospace
Michael O’Hara, CUAS Mission Manager, Northrop Grumman, is the guest on this episode of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
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Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
As generative AI continues to evolve, we are seeing many new applications emerge across industries. How much do you know about generative AI? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
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On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
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As OEMs and fleet operators look to accelerate the decarbonization of their product portfolios, suppliers are ramping up their efforts to provide clean hydrogen-fueled alternatives....

Blog: Information Technology
The open source code library — snnTorch — has surpassed 100,000 downloads and is used in a wide variety of projects, from NASA satellite tracking efforts to semiconductor companies optimizing chips for AI.
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NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
A ruggedized video camera designed to withstand the shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures of space is now ready for extreme conditions on Earth.
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Podcasts: Aerospace
The guest on this first episode of the new A&DT podcast is Shaan Shaikh, a fellow with the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Achieving interoperability as medical-grade wearables integrate with diverse healthcare systems.
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White Papers: Design
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How to Specify an Encoder That Withstands Heat, Vibration, and Contaminants

Encoders are often used in harsh industrial environments where they’re exposed to the same contaminants other machinery is, like dust, moisture, caustic chemicals,...

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smart modular yardwork robot that can blow leaves and plow snow as well as achieve reductions in carbon emissions at the same time.
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White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Superior Corrosion Resistance for Automotive Applications: How NITREX SMART ONC Leads with Advanced Protection Technology

Explore the latest groundbreaking advancements in corrosion resistance for the automotive industry and the economic and...

White Papers: Motion Control
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How to Navigate Unique Automation Challenges in the Food and Beverage Industry

With the growing demand for items such as fruits, dairy products, and other resources in the food and beverage industry, the requirement for increased production...

Quiz: Internet of Things
PoE is growing ever more powerful and useful. As IoT, automation, smart devices, and connectivity become more ubiquitous, new applications are continuing to expand. Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
What are the opportunities and risks AI offers in manufacturing? How can manufacturers successfully implement AI and prepare their workforce to integrate it into their processes? What’s its future outlook? Tech Briefs asked four industry experts in this roundtable.
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Articles: Energy
NASA’s Artemis program consists of a series of missions designed to land humans on the Moon and establish a sustainable, continuing presence. A long-term foothold on the Moon’s surface enables invaluable research and testing opportunities that will set the stage for future groundbreaking missions, including the first human mission to Mars.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See what's new on the market, including a new feature for RJG's CoPilot process control system, Renishaw's expanded RenAM 500, AIRMAR's three medium ultra-wide transducers, Coilcraft's molded power inductors, VP810 vapor phase soldering systems from ASSCON, and more.
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Videos of the Month: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the videos of the month, including one on Purdue University researchers teaching robots how to navigate the swaying deck of a boat, one on a Carnegie Mellon-led team developing a soft robot to better understand an organism — the pleurocystitid — that existed 450 million years ago, and more.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An international team of researchers reports on a compact high-brightness mid-IR-driven source combining a gas-filled anti-resonant-ring photonic crystal fiber with a novel nonlinear-crystal. The tabletop source provides a seven-octave coherent spectrum from 340 nm–40,000 nm with spectral brightness 2–5 orders of magnitude higher than one of the brightest synchrotron facilities.
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Briefs: Imaging
Researchers at SEAS have uncovered hidden potential in metasurfaces and demonstrated optical devices that manipulate light’s polarization state with an unprecedented degree of control. Read on to learn more.
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Products: Design
See the product of the month: Advanced Energy Industries' new configurable power supply that delivers optimized, application-specific power conversion in a small form factor with up to four times higher power density than conventional solutions.
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Briefs: Software
Using kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of folding and cutting paper, MIT researchers have now manufactured a type of high-performance architected material known as a plate lattice, on a much larger scale than scientists have previously been able to achieve by additive fabrication.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Recent experiments by a team from the West Virginia University focused on how a weightless microgravity environment affects 3D printing using titania foam, a material with potential applications ranging from UV blocking to water purification. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces published their findings.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new method for metal 3D printing aims to make more efficient use of resources by allowing structural modifications to be “programmed” into metal alloys during 3D printing, fine-tuning their properties without the “heating and beating” process that’s been in use for thousands of years.
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