Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biofeedback Loops Aim to Enhance Combat and Sports Training
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing Technique Produces “Living” 4D Materials
3D/4D printing is merged with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has potential for recycling and biomedicine.
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transistors Both Process and Store Information
The functional transistors are integrated with ferroelectric RAM.
This process turns carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
This system autonomously prepares samples for online automated analysis.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Aerospace
Silicon Carbide Fiber Tows
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
This coating acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Enhancing Materials for High-Resolution Patterning
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials transfer ultra-small, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Briefs: Aerospace
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
With the new microlattice pads, players will have greater protection from both single hits and a series of impacts.
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