Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Materials
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
Briefs: Wearables
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Researchers tackled the problem using a geophysical measurement called seismic anisotropy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Briefs: Imaging
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
5 Ws: Wearables
People who use sign language could communicate directly with non-signers, without needing someone else to translate for them.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Test & Measurement - September 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, electronics, robotics, healthcare, and other key industries. This compendium of recent articles is presented by...

Special Reports: Automotive
Inside the New C8 Corvette - September 2020

The eighth generation Corvette achieves a rare benchmark: a 200 mph supercar that can sprint from standstill to 60 mph in less than three seconds while offering long-distance comfort, ample cargo...

Special Reports: Automotive
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Aerospace & Defense - September 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about the technology driving the Mars 2020 rover, how NASA will use GPS to...

Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

The Army Research Laboratory released a software suite that simulates conditions of an underground tunnel network. Researchers interested in developing robots for subterranean environments can...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Sound Support Valuable Robotics Tasks?

Our lead story today demonstrated how Carnegie Mellon researchers are building a dataset of sounds to help robots detect specific objects.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Carnegie Mellon researcher Lerrel Pinto wants to prove that sound can be a valuable asset for robots.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.
Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will Rovers Find Life Below the Surface of Mars?

Our lead story today highlighted a hypothesis from astrophysicist Dimitra Atri. Atri believes that the sub-surface conditions of Mars could be home to organic molecules.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Although life has not been found on Mars just year, a researcher from NYU thinks there could be life...under it.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will SpaceBok Someday Reach the Moon?

Our lead story today highlights the jumping space robot known as SpaceBok.

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