White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn About the Challenges in Field Test Sound Measuring

Noise reduction is vital with off-highway equipment. Test data shows how much noise a product produces and assists manufacturers in meeting noise level requirements. The ISO standard 3744 environment for sound measurement over a flat plane requires an open space with no bounding or...

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Embodied Logic: Researchers Build Artificial Venus Flytrap
Professor Jordan Raney spoke with Tech Briefs about what’s possible when you can embody 3D-printed objects with logic.
INSIDER : Materials
NASA Investigates Ultrafast Laser Machining for Spaceflight Applications

An ultrafast laser that fires pulses of light just 100 millionths of a nanosecond in duration could potentially revolutionize the way NASA technicians manufacture and...

INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
New Algorithm Can More Quickly Predict LED Materials

Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than...

INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
New Products: January 2019 Photonics & Imaging Insider

GigE Vision Interface

Pleora Technologies (Ottawa, Canada) introduced the imaging market’s first external frame grabber that converts Sony FCB-EV7520A block cameras into GigE...

INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) — a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory — have dramatically improved the...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Fundamentals of Building a Test System

Defining a test strategy is critical to reducing cost and maximizing the efficiency of your product development and manufacturing organizations. These guides teach the recommended process for building test systems from start to finish. Ensure you have the fundamentals to build a smarter test system that can...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Fundamentals of Heat Transfer in Thermal Interface Gap Filler Materials

This paper focuses on the primary function of a thermal gap filler – its ability to transfer heat from one surface to another. The selection process for a gap filler can sometimes be confusing because most thermal considerations are left to the end of the design cycle when...

Question of the Week : Automotive
Do You Feel Safe Behind the Wheel of a Connected Car?

Our Here's an Idea podcast episode led the INSIDER today, and explored how today's auto manufacturers are working to protect connected cars from a range of threats, including ransomware and a remote takeover of the vehicle's controls.

Podcasts : Transportation
Here's an Idea: Car Hacking
Today's cars are more connected than ever before — and manufacturers need to ensure those connections are secure.
White Papers : Materials
When Should You Request A Custom Reflow Profile?

Solder paste composition primarily defines what reflow profile is needed for your PCB project to be successful. However, other factors such as component thermal conductivity, board thickness, and component density can make it necessary to request a custom reflow profile. Read this whitepaper from...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Selecting the Optimal Washer Solution for Assembly Applications

Washers are critical to the operation of virtually every machine or device with moving parts. They perform a variety of functions beyond securing bolts, nuts and screws, including insulating, sealing, locking and more. With what appears to be almost limitless varieties of washers...

White Papers : Materials
Synergistic Coatings Meet Demanding Aerospace Challenges

Aerospace and airframe manufacturers know how difficult it is to design components that can withstand extreme environments while providing corrosion and wear protection. Making things even more complicated is the need to comply with international standards, such as REACH. While engineers...

Blog : Communications
More from CES 2019: Attack Surfaces Expand as Cars Increasingly Connect
David Barzilai from Karamba Security tells Tech Briefs what threats to the connected car concern him the most.
Question of the Week : Green Design & Manufacturing
Can AI Prevent Famine?

Today's INSIDER story demonstrated how artificial intelligence models are being used to mark areas most in need of famine relief and funding. Ed Hsu from the World Bank spoke at CES last week about his collaboration with AI heavyweights Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

Blog : Test & Measurement
CES 2019 Digital Health Trends: Three 'Invisible' Technologies that Monitor the Heart
From CES 2019: Tech Briefs looks at three standout health-monitoring products.
Blog : Electronics & Computers
CES 2019: Artificial Intelligence Forecasts Famine
From CES 2019: For famine relief, the World Bank is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
Question of the Week : Communications
Do You Expect Successful Cyberattacks on Today’s Connected Cars?

In today’s lead story, Stacy Janes showed optimism regarding the security of connected cars.

White Papers : Imaging
Behind the Scenes of Image Processing

Image processing has become ingrained in everyday life; users can snap photos and apply filters to images directly on a device without any imaging expertise. Even with professional-grade image processing, such as with aerial mapping, intelligent security, or medical imaging, software packages allow users to...

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
‘Levitation’ Leads to More Durable MEMS Switches
Professor Sherry Towfighian spoke with Tech Briefs about how a new MEMS design will improve our cell phones and power lines.
White Papers : Medical
The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips, Part 1

This white paper was developed to help avoid the downtime, costs and frustration involved when the wrong plastic tubing or reinforced hose is ordered. Topics include pressure and vacuum requirements, taste and odor transfer, surface characteristics, flexibility, kink resistance, temperatures and...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Programmable Power Supply Selection Criteria for Testing High-Performance Devices

Changing scientific and industrial applications demand flexible, precise programmable power supplies. Power Supply Features and Functions Help Make Testing Flexible. When evaluating programmable power supplies, users should look for as many of the following...

White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges, surface finishes, roundness and the elimination of all tool marks, burrs, ragged edges and...

Articles : Software
Optimizing Industrial Embedded Imaging Development

Machine vision systems have traditionally consisted of stand-alone cameras tethered to PC-based boards or frame grabbers using highspeed interfaces such as Camera Link, CoaXPress and Gigabit...

Briefs : Imaging
Imaging System Makes Back Surgery Safer, Faster, Less Expensive

Researchers at Dartmouth have found a way to make back surgery safer, faster, and more cost effective. MRIs and CT scans can help surgeons identify spine problems such as...

Application Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Clear Vision for UAVs

The rapidly expanding world-wide use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) — drones — is driving a growing market for specialized imaging technology. According to Chris Yiu, General Manager, High Performance BU at...

Products : Imaging
New Products: January 2019 Photonics & Imaging Technology

VGA Sensor

Now available from FRAMOS (Ottawa, Canada), the Sony IMX426 Pregius™ 3rd generation Global Shutter CMOS image sensor provides 9μm pixel size and reaches VGA...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
SPIE Photonics West 2019 Preview

The SPIE Photonics West 2019 technical conference and exhibition returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 2 through February 7, offering attendees the opportunity to explore the latest...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Decoding Multiple Frames From a Single Scattered Exposure

Engineers at Duke University have developed a way to extract a sequence of images from light scattered through a mostly opaque material — or even off a wall — from one long...

Briefs : Imaging
New X-Ray Scanning Method Reveals How Particles Move in Solution

A new method of X-ray scanning will allow for the visualization of many more biological molecules, providing critical information about what is inside molecules to scientists...

Question of the Week
Will Cooling Coatings Catch On?

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