Briefs: Test & Measurement
The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Products: Software
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Materials
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Software
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include low-light conditions such as on orbital satellites and VR applications where the lens needs to be larger than a pupil.
Briefs: Materials
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nanowire masks, underwater imaging, and tiny 3D-printed block that repair bone breaks.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Briefs: Materials
This technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
A higher-order network could be built that looks for subtle changes in data that point to suspicious activity.
Briefs: Aerospace
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology makes it possible to save extensive data in objects such as shirt buttons, water bottles, or the lenses of glasses and then retrieve it years later.
Briefs: Energy
The technique could enable the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components, and robots.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The learning approach allows swarms of unmanned vehicles to optimally accomplish their mission while minimizing performance uncertainty.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
5 Ws: Materials
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method integrates 3D plasmonic nanoarrays onto stickers that adhere to any surface.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include rapid prototyping, medical, aerospace, and automotive.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature data is used to tune, and fix, defects in 3D-printed metallic parts.
Briefs: Materials
This approach could engineer quantum materials atom-by-atom for new electronic, magnetic, and sensing applications.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.

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