Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Briefs: Aerospace
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology offers the possibility to both bolster computer power and create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer memory technologies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The lab-on-a-chip device allows researchers to look at several different aspects of a disease simultaneously.
Briefs: Materials
The self-adapting material was inspired by how human bone adjusts mineral deposits in response to surrounding environments.
Briefs: Medical
The removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
Briefs: Materials
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
5 Ws: Materials
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
Q&A: Energy
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
Special Reports: Medical
Medical Sensors & Wearables - August 2020

The wearable medical device market is expected to reach nearly $20 billion by 2025, driven by advances in sensor technology. This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical Design...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Smart Manufacturing - August 2020

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in connectivity, controls, sensors, and robotics. See the future of manufacturing in this compendium of recent articles from...

Facility Focus: Unmanned Systems
See how "APL" is developing ways to ensure the safety and performance of autonomous systems.
Blog: Aerospace
“Food supply” goes beyond just crop production. See how NASA is offering a more comprehensive look at food security and agriculture.
Blog: Aerospace

Watch below as the Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter make their way to Mars.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

In industrial settings, robots often are used for tasks that require repetitive grasping and manipulation of objects. A humanoid hand design that is a soft-hard hybrid flexible gripper can...

INSIDER: Motion Control

NASA Langley has developed a self-latching piezocomposite actuator with power-off, set-and-hold capability. If integrated into an aerodynamic control surface or engine inlet, deflections could be...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars 2020 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and other NASA experts offer a briefing on this week's launch of the Perseverance rover.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Watch below as NASA experts review how they plan to return samples from the surface of Mars back to Earth.

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Electric Aircraft Take-Off in Everyday Aviation?

In May of 2020, the “eCaravan” aircraft, powered by a 750-horsepower electric motor and more than 2000 pounds of lithium-ion batteries, flew to a height of over 2500 feet, at over 100 miles per hour. The all-electric airplane was built by magniX, Seattle-based electric propulsion...

Blog: Aerospace

Watch NASA experts review this week's preparations, as the Perseverance rover launches and begins its journey to Mars.

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