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Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

Briefs: Aerospace

Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale. The 3D-printed catalysts could potentially be used to in future to power hypersonic flight while...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions including the optimization of spacesuit gloves that, when coupled to a pressurized suit, tend to limit the range of...

Briefs: Motion Control

Researchers produced a soft, mechanical metamaterial that can “think” about how forces are applied to it and respond via programmed reactions. The metamaterials feature flexible, conductive polymer...

Briefs: Communications

Communications systems using higher-frequency electromagnetic waves can transfer more data at faster rates but lack network components to handle these higher bandwidths. Sugar-cubesized blocks of an...

Briefs: Medical

For the next generation of low-cost, battery operated, wireless IoT products, the design goal is to provide exceptional RF signal range and...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold any possible shape, paving the way for a new type of multifunctional material that could be used in a...

Briefs: Medical

Companies in many industries, including technology, construction, and healthcare are completely revamping the way in which their manufacturing arms are...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

At 200 times stronger than steel, graphene has been hailed as a super material of the future since its discovery in 2004. The ultrathin carbon material is an incredibly strong...

INSIDER: Materials

Diodes allow directed flows of current. Without them, modern electronics would be inconceivable. Until now, they had to be made from two materials with different characteristics. A...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The challenge of fabricating nanowires directly on silicon substrates for the creation of the next generation of electronics has finally been solved by...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

It’s an exciting time in automotive design. The fast-growing prominence of electric vehicles and the rise of new players in the industry are...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Electrostatic actuators are simple and lightweight devices that emulate human muscles. However, their usage has primarily been restricted to moving small devices since they...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elisa Riedo and her team have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to a deeper understanding of energy...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Early in the pandemic, Víctor Ortega-Jiménez was exploring creeks near his home and observing springtails. The organisms are the most abundant non-insect hexapods on earth, and...

Q&A: Medical
Professor Jun Yao and his team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue.
Blog: AR/AI
UCLA engineers have designed a new class of material that can learn behaviors over time and develop a “muscle memory” of its own.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Imagine a technology that can convert, amplify, limit, filter, control, and transform electricity in countless ways to supply power to the electrical grid. These are power electronics, and...

INSIDER: Power

Once considered science fiction, technology capable of collecting solar power in space and beaming it to Earth to provide a global supply of clean and affordable energy is moving closer to reality. Through...

Quiz: Automotive
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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Inside Story on Proper Pump Selection for Medical Device Applications

For surgical procedures requiring irrigation, pumps are one of the more significant medical device components, and pump selection is paramount to operational success....

On-Demand Webinars: Defense

The SAE International G-35 committee on “Modeling, Simulation, and Training for Emerging Aviation Technologies and Concepts” is unique, in that,...

Blog: Design
The drawing machine uses pens with ink containing conductive material or regular mechanical pencils with varying graphite content.
INSIDER: Design

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced that it has developed a gripper capable of all gripping movements, inspired by elephant trunks. It mimics how...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

If you’ve ever played the claw game at an arcade, you know how hard it is to grab and hold onto objects using robotic grippers. Imagine how much more nerve-wracking that game would be if,...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The unassuming Pacific mole crab, Emerita analoga, is about to make some waves. UC Berkeley researchers have debuted a unique robot inspired by this burrowing crustacean that may someday help evaluate the...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Leading Sensor Technology for Machine Monitoring

Eddy current sensors belong to the group of inductive displacement sensors and are ideal for industrial applications. Eddy current sensors are ideal for monitoring machinery and equipment...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

The impacts of climate change have created an impetus for companies to collectively embark on the journey towards a net zero economy. From clean energy to improving operational...

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