Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers from RMIT have introduced an ultra-thin material for semiconductors that could lead to transparent electronics.
White Papers: Research Lab
Understanding Medical Device Extractable and Leachables Testing in 2020

The world of physics has a foundation built on beautiful universal constants that work their way steadfastly into the equations governing electrodynamics, and then...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Robotic Exoskeletons Help the Elderly?

A team from the University of Waterloo is creating robotic exoskeleton legs that use A.I. to make their own steps and control decisions. "Learning" from a collection of sample-strolls around an environment, the system adjusts its movements based on the surroundings it senses.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

“Tango delta. Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life.” For more than six years, the...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a huge potential for providing devices with much smaller size and extended functionalities with respect to what can be achieved with...

INSIDER: Materials

In collaboration with groups from China and the United States, a research team from TU Wien set out to find the optimal heat conductor. They finally found what they were...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors than the ones traditionally made of silicon, according to Professor Saptarshi Das of...

Blog: Materials
Researchers from Cornell University have redesigned the battery so that aluminum more easily integrates into a battery's electrodes.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Taking inspiration from the insect, Tufts researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, like a "photonic sunflower. "
Question of the Week: Unmanned Systems
Will Underwater Exploration Go Battery-Free?

A Tech Brief featured in our April issue highlighted a battery-free pinpointing system from MIT called Underwater Backscatter Localization. Rather than emitting its own acoustic signals, the “UBL” reflects modulated signals from its environment. The reflections provide researchers with positioning...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
In North America alone, the gripper market is worth roughly $100 million — and that number is expected to climb up to 5 percent each year.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Facility Focus: Energy
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Articles: Software
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Special Reports: Medical
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Emerging robotics technology may lead to better buildings in less time.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These robots could perform basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Shape and environment can cause materials to move without motors or hands.
Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Briefs: Materials
These actuators can compete with electrical and pneumatic systems.
Briefs: Transportation
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
There is a growing demand for direct-drive motors.

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