Briefs: Materials
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Software
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Materials
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Briefs: Imaging
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Briefs: Imaging
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.
Briefs: Materials
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Automotive
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Products: Materials
Lithium batteries, compartment gaskets, chargers, and more.
Articles: Communications
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Articles: Transportation
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Energy
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have designed a soft, lightweight, and potentially low-cost neuroprosthetic hand. The prosthetic, designed with a system...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Use a ‘Cold Tube?’

Our August issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a technology that offers an energy-efficient alternative to the air conditioner: The Cold Tube.

Blog: Data Acquisition
Robotic floats — 4,000, in fact — are in the ocean, monitoring oxygen levels.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new algorithm finds robots the best path across uneven terrain — and the best placement for a robot’s arms and feet.
Question of the Week: Software
Does A.I. Need to Be Able to ‘Imagine?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts from USC researchers to train artificial intelligence to imagine the unseen. The artificial-intelligence system uses the attributes that it "knows" to then think up a never-before-seen object.

Blog: Materials
Researchers from the University of Minnesota discovered a way to convert "stubborn" metals like platinum and tungsten into thin films.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new pressure-sensor from MIT detects small and fast changes in pressure at the fingertip, such as from lightly rubbing fingers together.
Articles: Motion Control
Explore manufacturers and products in over 25 motion-design categories.
INSIDER: Information Technology

Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) fabricated brain-inspired highly scalable neuromorphic hardware by co-integrating single transistor neurons...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative...

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