Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Facility Focus: Imaging
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Briefs: Medical
Smartphone App Detects Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
The CRADLE app allows parents to screen their children for eye disorders more often throughout their development.
Briefs: Wearables
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Briefs: Materials
Biomaterial Shields Against Harmful Radiation
A new form of melanin can protect human tissue from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In place of flat breadboards, 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Briefs: Materials
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This process could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inspired by parasites, the tiny needles could help eliminate painful shots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Articles: Materials
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.

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