Technology Leaders: Wearables
A far infrared temperature sensor is small in size but big in performance.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), talks about the current state of the MEMS industry and trends for the future,
Technology Leaders: Wearables

Bio-interfacing and biodegradable flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) devices can help tackle some of the world’s great challenges including environmental degradation and food...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Special Reports: Transportation
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2020

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...

Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Advances in Optics - June 2020

From Automotive LiDAR to Cubesats & space communications to smart cameras for robots, optics technology is enabling exciting new applications across a range of industries. Read all about it in this Special...

Facility Focus: Imaging
Rensselaer Engineering focuses on solving the “grand challenges” facing humanity.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The next generation of exploration rovers will need to be good at climbing hills covered with loose material and avoiding entrapment on soft granular surfaces. Built with wheeled appendages that can be...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
New software sets the stage for A.I.-enabled robotic prostheses that predict user terrain and initiate mechanical changes accordingly.
Question of the Week: Materials
How Would You Use Gecko-Inspired Adhesion?

A team at Georgia Tech has discovered a Velcro-like way of mass-producing gecko-inspired adhesives. Principal investigator Prof. Michael Varenberg believes his team’s technology can someday be used on pick-and-place industrial machines, wall-scaling cleaners, and even small repair robots that travel...

INSIDER: Imaging
Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.
INSIDER: Imaging
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
News: Imaging
Researchers have tested a new imaging method to understand the brain as an individual develops Alzheimer's disease.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
The Los Angeles, CA-based company Nanotech Energy is using graphene to prevent thermal runaway and create a non-flammable battery.
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Soft Robots Reach Cheetah-Like Speeds?

Our lead INSIDER story today featured a proof-of-concept robot that moves at almost 3 body lengths a second.

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A team at Georgia Tech has discovered a Velcro-like way of mass-producing gecko-inspired adhesives.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A proof-of-concept soft robot has a cheetah-like gait that avoids the usual crawl.
Question of the Week: Materials
Will ‘Flexoskeletons’ Catch On?

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have found a new way to make soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots. The “flexoskeletons” are both made of a rigid material and a thin sheet of polycarbonate that acts as a flexible base. Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.

What do you think? Will...

Blog: Test & Measurement

An empty airport tells you more than you might think.

INSIDER: Materials

The future’s getting brighter for solar power. Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to...

INSIDER: Imaging

A research team has used the Molecular Foundry, a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, to create miniature lasers. These lasers are stable and work continuously. What...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will Biosensors Be Used Effectively in Crowded Environments?

A team used to making pollutant-detection systems is adapting their technologies to spot coronavirus.

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Low-Power Sealed Laser

Luxinar (Kingston Upon Hull, UK) has introduced the SR 08s for marking, scribing and kiss cutting applications requiring average rather than peak power. The...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how NASA engineer Mike Buttigieg is creating a device that will free up ventilators for patients with COVID-19
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A low-cost, low-complexity ventilator developed by NASA engineers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.

Products: Test & Measurement
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Products: Imaging
Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.

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