White Papers: Software
Leveraging Software-Defined Automated Test to Enable Digital Transformation in Aerospace and Defense

Many aerospace and defense companies of all sizes are pursuing digital transformation projects to become more competitive. Unfortunately,...

Blog: Aerospace
The great tasks of retrieving samples and flying a helicopter on Mars requires a number of small parts — specifically motors and drives.
Blog: Energy
The soil microbial fuel cells produce energy to filter enough water for a person’s daily needs, with potential to increase scale.
Question of the Week: Unmanned Systems
Will Mobile Docking Stations Become an Essential Part of Underwater Exploration?

An INSIDER story this month highlighted an innovative way of supporting underwater robots: mobile docking stations.

White Papers: Defense
Sealing Solutions for Today’s Batteries

Whether they take to the streets in electric vehicles or stand still in energy storage systems, lithium-based battery modules pose a tough sealing challenge. Increasingly, battery makers are looking...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Industry Secrets to PCB Thermal Management

Keeping electronics at a reasonable temperature is not magic, although it may feel like it at times if you are not very familiar with the rules and situations.

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

Products: Software
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.
Articles: Data Acquisition
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Briefs: Materials
The material could be used in smart textiles, medical devices, and tissue engineering.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Medical
High-Performance, Low-Field MRI for Cardiac and Lung Imaging
The system could enhance image-guided procedures that diagnose and treat disease and make medical imaging more affordable and accessible.
Briefs: Energy
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Communications
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Briefs: Materials
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.

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