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Washable Sensor Can Be Woven Into Materials
The device could impact composites manufacturing and health monitoring.
Briefs: Automotive
Durable Polyimide Aerogels
Stronger and flexible, polyimide aerogels provide insulation and structural support.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: December 2019 Tech Briefs
The GNV-720 and GNV-725 humidity temperature meters from Global Specialties feature three environmental sensors.
Special Reports: Internet of Things
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2019

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

New measurements could help experts guess the location and size of the next earthquake.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Right Manufacturing Partner Can Save You Costs and Development Time

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is fast becoming an essential part of the modern manufacturing toolkit because of the powerful advantages it offers. Industry...

Question of the Week: Imaging
Will the Ability to Manipulate Virtual Objects in Real-World Scenes Help Your Design and Manufacturing Efforts?

A Tech Briefs TV video this week demonstrated a Brown University system called Portal-ble. The augmented-reality technology allows you to place virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on smartphone screens. Users can then...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aluminum Joining Methods: Welding vs. Adhesives
Our expert examines the pros and cons of welding, adhesives, and other metal joining methods.
White Papers: Energy
Test of Complex Autonomous Vehicle Designs

Autonomous vehicles (AV) combine multiple sensors, computers and communication technology to make driving safer and improve the driver’s experience. Learn about design and test of complex sensor...

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to create a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in...

MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views. The model uses its own...

If you’ve ever tried to hold a camera steady for a long exposure in low light, you know exactly what happens: the camera shakes and the image blurs. The same can happen with images from...

Computed tomography is being used in the medical and industrial field. An expert explains how the two imaging techniques differ.
A new charging cell wants to use low-grade heat from our industrial processes to power our devices.

For developers of A.I.-guided drones and autonomous technologies, failure is not an option.

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Excellent Resistant Seal for Automotive Coolant Fluid

Conventional fluoroelastomers degrade rapidly in the presence of modern cooling fluids. New fluoroelastomers, developed by DAIKIN, has low-temperature flexibility as well as good fuel and...

Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: A.I. in the Air
Will we be able to trust autonomous drones? We explore the question in our latest episode of Here's an Idea.
White Papers: Medical
Current Trends in Medical Kit Packaging

In days of yore, when house calls were common, physicians used black leather bags to tote instruments from appointment to appointment. Those medical bags are long gone, but the logic behind them - a...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Analyzing Li-ion Battery Components

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach 93.1 billion USD by 2025. This is largely driven by increased usage in electric vehicles, grid storage, and portable consumer electronics where...

What's the best aluminum for extrusion? A Tech Briefs reader asks our expert.

NASA Pathways Programs provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for federal employment. The NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP) is open to current...

Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, a double-sided tape was developed that can rapidly seal tissues together within five seconds. The tape works much...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Saves Children and Pets Left in Cars

A device, developed by grad students at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals left in cars. Small...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Would You Own a Robot Pet?

At the CES Unveiled kickoff event last week, Sony demonstrated Aibo, a social robotic pet. The technology, which will make the trip to CES 2020 in Las Vegas, makes dog noises, responds to commands, and uses cameras to recognize specific owners and their patterns. Take a look at Aibo on our Tech Briefs Instagram.

A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As...

Test Equipment

The LDTC LAB series instruments from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) combine low noise, high-end digital control laser diode driver technology with an...

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have reported a new mechanism to speed up the charging of lithium-ion batteries...

A new instrument mounted on a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” at the night sky on Oct. 22 to capture the first images...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Design Tips for Large Plastic Reusable Containers

The standard size of a reusable plastic case would seem to preclude its use to package large, heavy items. However, just because a part is big and bulky doesn’t mean that it cannot utilize...

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