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INSIDER : Test & Measurement
Cancer Probe Could Spot Deadly Melanoma Early

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is diagnosed in more than 130,000 people globally every year. Now, work is being done on a tool to help in its early detection: a simple, compact...

INSIDER : Aerospace
NASA Wants Student Ideas for Human Space Missions

The 2020 eXploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge supports NASA’s efforts to develop technologies and capabilities that will enhance the human exploration of...

INSIDER : Materials
Materials Delay Frost 300 Times Longer Than Anti-Icing Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids (PSLs) that hold promise as...

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CNC Machining: How to Reduce Costs and Accelerate Production

As one of the most common manufacturing processes for rapid prototyping and low-volume production, knowing how to design for CNC machining is an invaluable skill set for any product designer or engineer.

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Non-Contact Strain and Displacements Measurements in the Automotive Industry

3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) provides the ability to measure non-contact 3D coordinates, displacements and strains of materials and structures. This unique capability allows the equipment to be used for rapid full-field measurements from material characterization...

On-Demand Webinars : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Advances for Autonomous-Vehicle Sensing

Development of Lidar, radar, and camera sensing for autonomous-vehicle applications continues at a breakneck pace with the goal of reducing size and cost while enhancing performance.

On-Demand Webinars : Electronics & Computers
Pumped Two Phase Cooling- The Solution for High Heat Dissipation and More

The demand for more functionality in smaller footprints is growing across the product spectrum. To address the more challenging thermal management requirements resulting from this trend, packaging engineers are beginning to turn to Pumped Two Phase (P2P) cooling solutions....

Blog : Energy
High-Speed Jet Mixer Efficiently Turns Algae into Fuel
A new technology may lead to a more mainstream use of algal biofuels.
Question of the Week : Materials
Will Carbon Fibers Find a New Place in Vehicles?

In a Tech Briefs article last week, Virginia Tech professor Greg Liu spoke about his team’s newly developed porous carbon fibers, and how the material may someday change how vehicles are built and powered.

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Calling All Innovators: 'Create the Future' Contest is Open for Entries
Your design idea could win you $20,000.
INSIDER : Power
Converting Wi-Fi Signals to Electricity with New 2-D Materials

Devices that convert AC electromagnetic waves into DC electricity are known as “rectennas.” MIT Researchers have demonstrated a new kind of rectenna, that uses a flexible...

INSIDER : Power
Red Phosphorus Barrier Keeps Batteries Safe

Researchers at Rice University have made test cells for lithium metal batteries with a coat of red phosphorus on the separator that keeps the anode and cathode electrodes apart. The phosphorus acts...

INSIDER : Power
New Air-Cooling System for Power Plants Conserves Water

Most power plants in the United States are built alongside bodies of water to meet the demands of their cooling systems. Some of that water is lost through evaporation in cooling...

INSIDER : Power
Expanding the Use of Silicon in Batteries — By Preventing Electrodes from Expanding

Researchers from Drexel University say that adding MXene to silicon anodes could extend the life of Li-ion batteries by as much as five times. It’s able...

On-Demand Webinars : Software
Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are fundamentally driven by multiphysics phenomena, and as such, they require a modeling approach where the relevant physical phenomena are included and coupled. Join Dr. James Ransley from Veryst Engineering for a demonstration of how to use multiphysics modeling for these...

Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
On a Firefighter’s Jacket, a Self-Powered Tracking Sensor Takes the Heat
The wearable is fireproof, thanks to a carbon aerogel nanocomposite material.