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Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers have improved on approaches that dissolve the Li-ion batteries in a liquid solution to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals used in the recycling process.
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NASA Spinoff: Software
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope pushed optical modeling capabilities, driving advances in software used to design medical and augmented reality devices.
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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
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COTS Software Defined Radio for 5G Development

Discover how to reduce your time to market with 5G products using Software Defined Radio in a multi-purpose COTS platform.

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Technology & Benefits of Advanced Inductive Position Sensor Technology

This white paper describes new and improved technology that offers engineers specific advantages in speed, accuracy and reliability over previous linear position...

Quiz: Test & Measurement
One of the benefits of modern digital technology is that industrial maintenance can be done in a more efficient way than ever before, by using a process called predictive maintenance (PdM). See how much you understand about it — take this quiz.
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Blog: Design
Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic is at the precipice of groundbreaking historic opportunity with the launch of its Peregrine Mission One (PM1), which, if successful, will make it the first U.S. commercial spacecraft to land on the Moon.
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5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
There is an urgent need for new technologies to improve the timeliness of traumatic brain injury diagnosis. Researchers from the University of Birmingham have a laser-based solution.
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Blog: AR/AI
Software is a key component of automation, and with AI, software developers will be able to create more customized and optimized solutions for various tasks and challenges.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Electric Vehicles - January 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in EV motors and batteries, e-powertrain design...

Products: Connectivity
See the product of the month, 3D Systems' SLS 300 smaller-footprint 3D printer designed for use in settings other than a manufacturing floor.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
Any plan for the long-term exploration or habitation of the Moon and Mars will almost certainly entail the use of multiple habitats, vehicles and remotely located equipment, all of which will require power sources.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
The blue laser has become the ideal light source for high-reflective metal processing, offering substantial advantages in various industrial applications such as cutting and welding.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical parametric oscillator (OPO) lasers have long been utilized in sophisticated test and measurement applications such as mass spectrometry, photoacoustic imaging, and spectroscopy.
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Application Briefs: Materials
New satellites equipped with Corning’s advanced hyperspectral-imaging technology can detect pipeline leaks and other environmental issues, providing precise monitoring and exploration capabilities for businesses and governments.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
The year 2024 will be full of new satellite manufacturing, launches and operations, with major players like Amazon expected to start full-scale deployment of Project Kuiper and strong demand for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites driving development and launches from the likes of SpaceX and Telesat among others.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
Scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a novel method to produce intense and ultra-fast lasers that holds promise for making precise devices that can speed up how quickly trace amounts of pollutants and hazardous gases can be sniffed out.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
To make fusion power not only physically possible but also economically possible, we need to develop high-performance fusion reactors. However, these reactors call for high-performance materials.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what's new on the market, including Keystone Technologies' THM Test Points, Nikon IMBU's CT systems for non-destructive inspection, Renesas' SoCs and MCUs, Rad Source NDT's X-ray Inspection System, the Precision Specimen Loader from Instron, and more.
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Special Reports: Communications
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Space Technology - January 2024

NASA is making progress in solving some of the most daunting challenges of future space exploration – how to survive the extreme cold of the lunar night, generate oxygen for Mars colonies, and create...

Videos of the Month: Materials
See the videos of the month, including one on FibeRobo, a novel body-temperature shape-changing fiber based on liquid crystal elastomers; one on 3D printing extremely viscous plastic solids; one on using digital twins in EV battery design and testing; and one on flexible sensors screen-printed onto a stamp-like flexible surface.
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Articles: Design
This feature explores five transformative currents shaping the future of manufacturing and heralding a new era of improved production, efficiency, and sustainability.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The optical concentration sensor has been demonstrated to effectively measure pretreat concentrations in both still and flowing liquid conditions and is resistant to contamination issues as necessitated by the UWMS.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Molecular-Sized, More Efficient Electronic Sensor
Australian researchers have developed a molecular-sized, more efficient version of a widely used electronic sensor, in a breakthrough that could bring widespread benefits.
Briefs: Materials
Researchers at Boston University recently developed a novel deblurring algorithm that improves the resolution of images with photon intensity conservation and local linearity.
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Briefs: Materials
With this new capability, researchers can potentially use frequency combs to better understand the split-second intermediate steps in fast-moving processes ranging from the workings of hypersonic jet engines to the chemical reactions between enzymes that regulate cell growth.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Scientists from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, working together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), have found an inexpensive method that enables accurate earthquake measurements even on the ocean floor and in less developed countries.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
See the new products, including Edmund Optics' new line of ultrafast laser systems; LightPath Technologies, Inc.'s long wave infrared (“LWIR”) microbolometer imaging cores; Metrio Sensors' vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) array boards; Allied Vision's new Alvium camera series; and more.
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Articles: AR/AI
This new era of technology eases the twin challenges of capacity and complexity and offers more flexibility than ever for businesses to respond to a fast-changing world.
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