Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: July 2019 Tech Briefs

Dewesoft, Whitehouse, OH, introduced single-channel KRYPTON data acquisition modules for use in harsh environments such as exposure to extreme temperatures, water spray or submersion, or...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Apollo Commemorative Publication - July 2019

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Tech Briefs is proud to present this Special Report chronicling NASA's Apollo Program. It's filled with historic photos, videos, and audio...

Special Reports: Software
Modeling & Simulation - July 2019

Learn about the latest engineering simulation tools and applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs, Aerospace & Defense Technology, Automotive Engineering, and...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With Embedded App, 'Anyone Can Program Robots'
A new app opens up robotics to a large user base.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Achieving Outdoor IP Resilience with IEEE 802.3bt PoE

There are more than 85,000 commercial options for plastic materials listed in materials databases. Needless to say, narrowing down that extensive list of materials can sometimes seem like...

At Sensors Expo in San Jose, Innovusion (Los Altos, CA) debuted the Cheetah high-resolution, image-grade LiDAR system with long-distance capability.
The key to IoT implementation: Democratizing big data, says SST's Christopher Chong.
News: Robotics, Automation & Control
LASER World of PHOTONICS, Day 3 — Unusual Exhibits
Editor Bruce A. Bennett takes us through the unusual — and completely unexpected —at this year's LASER World of Photonics.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tool Tells Robots Where Nearby Humans are Headed

On a factory floor, robots are programmed to stop momentarily if a person passes by. The robot often freezes in place long before a person crosses its path. While robots can predict where...

Many vendors at this year's event made their presence known with mega-sized booths.
The increased use of photonics has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions — by 3-billion tons.
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Microbots Like HAMR-E Improve Search and Rescue?

Researchers from Harvard University's Wyss Institute created a 1.5-gram microbot called HAMR-E.

News: Test & Measurement
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019
The bi-annual Laser World of Photonics exhibition begins today.
A new water purifier works better because it takes the shape of the rose.

Heavy-duty trucks, such as the 18-wheelers that transport many of the world's goods from farm or factory to market, are virtually all powered by diesel engines. They account for a...

It's dark on the back road as a motorist speeds toward the intersection. Up ahead, the stop sign blends with the night and in seconds a deadly crash occurs. According to the U.S....

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Energy Monitor Can Find Electrical Failures Before They Happen

A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are showing signs of an imminent failure. When tested on a Coast Guard cutter, the...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Renewable Oils for Use in Lubricants Synthesized

Engine gears, plane thrusters, refrigerator compressors, wind turbines – the list of important industrial machinery, agricultural equipment, transportation vessels, and home applications that depend on lubricants might be endless. These slick substances quite literally keep the world turning,...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Get Ready for Factory Intelligence

Successful medical manufacturing depends on speed, accuracy and efficiency. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through seamless collaboration between people and machines — also...

An industry expert tells a Tech Briefs reader what's over the next hill regarding military UAVs.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Collaborative Manufacturing in Photonics Design

In this highly competitive photonics market, entering the new product introduction phase with little or no packaging expertise is likely to lengthen critical time to market. Using a...

White Papers: Data Acquisition
Why Adas and Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras

The FLIR Thermal for ADAS and AV solution briefs and accompanying video interviews with Alex Roy, Cannonball Run recorder setter, provide a comprehensive introduction to thermal...

Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Use a Device That Bonds Metal and Plastic in Seconds?

The connection of plastics and metals poses a challenge due to the different physical properties of the two materials. A joining gun from Fraunhofer Institute bonds metal and plastic in seconds.

White Papers: Defense
When to Choose HOT MWIR Over Uncooled LWIR

Cooled midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras have long held a tactical advantage over uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) cameras in many airborne and ground-based missions. But while cooled MWIR cameras...

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.

Solar power researchers have traditionally only used the power measurements from single residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to estimate the...

Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles, according to researchers at...

By adding utility-scale solar farms throughout New York state, summer electricity demand from conventional sources could be reduced by up to 9.6% in some places. But...

White Papers: Materials
Versatile Hermetic Epoxy Seals Protect Fiber Optic Cable and Ensure Signal Quality

As fiber optics prove vital to the operations of defense, energy and other essential industries, there has been a growing need to protect fiber optic...

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