May 2021

Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Hot Water on Demand
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of Robot Healthcare Helpers
A research team programmed two robots — a humanoid figure and a robotic arm — to measure human physiological signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
System Helps Drones Detect and Avoid Power Lines
This technology provides drones sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires, and navigate follow-on maneuvers.
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
I/O Module Enables Remote Data Capture
See how makers of an automated truck wash system added a monitoring option for customers.
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.
White Papers: Materials
Customized Silicone Solutions for EV Battery Packs and Electronic Components

Achieve your design requirements with CHT’s silicone series of 1-part adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulants, and gels to seal and protect sensitive...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: May 2021 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

Question of the Week
Will We See Human Exploration on Mars by 2040?

An INSIDER story last week highlighted another recent achievement on Mars: A rover instrument known as “MOXIE” created oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. The NASA-led demonstration is a first step toward human presence on the Red Planet, according to MOXIE principal lead Michael Hecht.

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Next-Gen Vehicle Innovation: Streaming Analytics for Smart Factory and Connected Vehicles

Smart factory technologies, when combined with testing and simulation, quality and process control, and autonomous machines/robotics, can help automotive OEMs and suppliers increase efficiency, reduce costs, and create new revenue streams. Real-time...

Tech Talks: Medical
Motorized Ball Screw Actuator: Linear Precision for Space-Saving Medical Devices

This Tech Talk examines the benefits of motorized ball screw actuators and how they can provide linear precision for medical devices. It also explains how a precision ground ball screw is integrated directly into a NEMA 17 stepper motor to achieve a...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
Using Virtual Prototypes to Accelerate Software Development for Renesas R-Car SoC Platform

The software complexity of automated driving/ADAS and connected vehicle applications is growing drastically. Along with this complexity comes strict safety and security requirements and shrinking development cycles. The virtual prototype for the...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Trends in Passenger-Vehicle Component Design Simulation

Simulation is taking an increasingly dominant role in the design of components for light vehicles. With onboard real estate at a premium, an ongoing drive for modularity and smart packaging, and increasingly condensed development timelines, it’s clear that designing components in...

White Papers: Medical
OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

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