Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Briefs: Lighting
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Software
Rather than using supecomputers, heart function simulation can be performed at the CT scanner.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include characterizing additively manufactured components and baggage screening.
Briefs: Materials

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.
Briefs: Materials
Kirigami balloons could be used in shape-changing actuators for soft robots, minimally invasive surgical devices, and macro structures for space exploration.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
This system can be used for long-range or high-payload deliveries as well as search and rescue.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
With PrintIC technology, sensors, actuators, energy supplies, and ICs can be printed on the same substrate, avoiding assembly cost.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Products: Software
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.6 simulation software features four new products.
Question of the Week: Materials
Should We Use Chitin to Build on Mars?

In the latest episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here's an Idea™, researcher Javier Gomez Fernandez talks about his idea for making habitats on Mars. Fernandez envisions using chitin from insects – and combining the substance with the Martian soil – to create a kind of sustainable building...

White Papers: Materials
Highly Engineered Optical Films for Mobile Electronics and Display Systems

This downloadable article from Boyd & 3M covers optical films that have been engineered to augment display performance and enable integrated displays for mobile...

White Papers: Software
Comparison of Connector Performance for Automotive EMI Bundle Shielding Cables

This whitepaper will focus on a common disturbance point where EMI is generated: The Connector. Through a series of tests simulating ground vehicle performance...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Machine vision removes the physical contact between a test system and the parts being tested, preventing part damage and offering safety and operational benefits by reducing human involvement in a manufacturing process. Machine vision systems also easily inspect object details too small to be seen...

White Papers: Design
The Product Innovation Imperative: A Leader’s Guide for Using Cloud-Based Product Development Tools to Drive Teamwork and Innovation

The Product Innovation Imperative is a practical guide for engineering and manufacturing leaders to...

Blog: Aerospace
An Israel-based company called Eviation is working on an all-electric aircraft known as "Alice." Will it match the speeds of a jet?
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By jumpstarting electrons, a team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed sensors that can power themselves for more than a year.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will Indoor Light Someday Power Our Smart Devices?

Our lead INSIDER story today looks at “perovskite-inspired” materials that can absorb indoor light at higher efficiencies than ever before.

INSIDER: Motion Control

Natural motion in plants occurs because of cellulose fibers absorbing and releasing water. Scientists developed a simple method to produce self-folding origami structures based on this concept....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential. UNSW Sydney developed a soft fabric robotic gripper...

White Papers: AR/AI
AI for Embedded Defense is Here

An armed Humvee is moving at night thru a smoke-filled, urban battlefield. Using multiple displays, the crew has a 360˚ view that is daylight clear, delivered by an imaging system fusing data from several...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Use of thermoplastics can contribute to weight savings for exterior components such as body panels, spoilers, and exterior trim. Some applications present...

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