Question of the Week : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
What NASA Spin-Off Stands Out to You?

NASA technologies have led to many of the commercial products and innovative solutions we use every day, from memory foam and freeze-dried foods to exercise equipment and water purifiers. The October issue of Tech Briefs showcased a number of these NASA spinoffs.

Read the Tech Briefs feature article,...

Podcasts : Aerospace
Here's an Idea: Asteroids
To spot asteroids requires a community — one made up of everyone from NASA professionals to amateur astronomers to engineers at government labs.
Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Q&A: How Robert Holmes Finds Near-Earth Asteroids from His Home-Built Observatories
Robert Holmes spoke with Tech Briefs about his path from "amateur" astronomer to NASA pro.
On-Demand Webinars : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Case Study: Integrated Mechanical Testing With Non-contact Measurement Solutions

Trilion Quality Systems has partnered with MTS Systems to offer an array of test solutions that combine MTS loading solutions with ARAMIS non-contact sensors.

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Important Ways of Approaching Heat Management

With electronic gadgets becoming progressively smaller, heat management is an increasing concern. Download this guide to learn methods on managing the removal of heat from your product.

On-Demand Webinars : Defense
At the Crossroads: Examining the Intersection of the Modern Soldier with AR, IoT, and Network Security

How many of today’s standard technologies were nothing more than the fantasies of science-fiction buffs a few years ago? If the trend of innovation in sensors and wireless technology continues, what impact will it have on the soldiers of the...

Blog : Energy
'Invisible Glass’ Takes First Prize in ‘Create the Future’ Contest
The grand-prize-winning nanotechnology coating imparts anti-reflection and water-repellency capabilities to surfaces made of silicon, glass ,and some plastics, including Teflon.
Question of the Week : Medical
Can Digital-Health Apps Reliably Change Patient Behavior?

Last week on TechBriefs.com, a reader had the following question for our medical-device expert:

"How can devices with IoT connectivity move beyond simple information sharing and gathering?"

Anytime you take medical device data and connect it to wearables or other devices,...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
3 Reasons to Use Machined Pin Receptacles in Your Connector Design

Unlike their stamped counterparts, precision-machined pin receptacles provide unmatched reliability and robust connections demanded for mission-critical applications. But did you also know that they provide significant advantages when it comes to versatility and flexibility in...

White Papers : Medical
Injection Molding Considerations for Eastman MXF Compounded Products

As manufacturers look to develop plastic parts with greater chemical resistance to disinfects, molders are taking a closer look at the Eastman MXF portfolio. But how well do these compounded copolyesters work with existing tools? For those accustomed to molding polycarbonate,...

Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Closer Look at Bats, Hummingbirds Offers New Ideas for Flying Robots
Rivers Ingersoll spoke with Tech Briefs about why it is so important to have an up-close understanding of the hummingbird and nectar bat.
White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Why Choosing the Right Spring-Loaded Connector Saves Long-Term Cost -- and Reputations

In today’s cost-sensitive world, designers are often driven to specify the lowest cost solution for every aspect of their designs to ensure that their solution is competitively priced and their company remains profitable. However, specifying a low-cost,...

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Discover How Unique Cable & Connector Solutions Are Taking 3D Printing to New Levels

In today’s fast paced, quick development cycle market-places, the need for rapid prototyping and quick turn sampling is critical. 3D printing, and additive manufacturing has quickly surfaced as the solution for this need, bringing to life ideas and concepts in...

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Why Adas and Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras

FLIR is empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer, more efficient ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems using cost-effective thermal cameras.

Discover how longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal cameras can improve an ADAS or AV sensor suite, and...

Question of the Week : Test & Measurement
Are You Currently Using Mechanical Test Equipment to Measure Strain?

One way to measure strain and deformation in a material is through digital image correlation and non-contact sensors. Next week, in a live webinar presentation, speakers from Trilion Quality Systems and MTS Systems Corp. will review how customers have used their imaging and...