Podcasts: Aerospace
Hendrik Kolvenbach sees the best way to get around on the moon as less of a step and more of a giant leap. Learn how Hendrik created a jumping space robot called Spacebok.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Do the Advantages of Tiny Cameras Outweigh Privacy Risks?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video showcased a wireless camera from the University of Washington – a device that is small enough to fit on an insect’s back, literally.

While the imaging advancement offers potential applications in biology and exploration, the UW team acknowledged...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist- mounted device that continuously tracks...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Products: Software
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.
Articles: Motion Control
When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Articles: Motion Control
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Active cell balancing redistributes charge between battery cells during the charge and discharge cycle
Articles: Materials
A number of battery-related innovations have been assisted by a joining technology: ultrasonic metal welding.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
Articles: Software
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This approach could be used to cost-effectively make soft robots and wearable technologies.
Briefs: Motion Control
The gripper’s soft, sensitive fingers could enable robots to help with tying knots, wire shaping, or surgical suturing.
Briefs: Motion Control
Inspired by a coral polyp, this plastic mini robot moves by magnetism and light.
Briefs: Motion Control
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include absorbers, tuned mass dampers, harmonic absorbers, and seismic dampers.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.

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