Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By taking a closer look at the delta deposits on Mars, Stanford University researchers concluded that the Jezero Crater is still the best place to search for signs of life on Mars.
Question of the Week: Automotive
Will 'Metal-Air Scavengers' Power Vehicles and Robots?

Penn Engineering researchers have introduced a "metal-air scavenger" vehicle, which gets energy not from a battery, but from breaking chemical bonds in the aluminum surface it travels over. The technology, which works like both a battery and an energy harvester, has 13 times more energy...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A team used to making pollutant-detection systems is adapting their technologies to spot coronavirus.
INSIDER: Medical

ApolloBVM – an open-source emergency ventilator developed by Rice University students – could help COVID-19 patients who are less-critically ill while they await...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
The Critical Role of Data in Automotive Innovation

Data is crucial for every stage of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving development and has become a key differentiator in an industry undergoing significant...

Blog: Software
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
Blog: Transportation
A team at Northwestern University is developing a material so porous that if you were able to unfold a gram of it, you could go farther than a football field.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Can Solar-Powered Desalination Solve Water-Scarcity Challenges?

“Seawater is a very abundant resource for clean water, but the problem is how to desalinate it,” MIT researcher Lenan Zhang told Tech Briefs in our April issue.

Blog: Electronics & Computers
A Berkeley Lab system provides a much more sensitive probe of the chemical state of battery electrodes, especially when the battery is operated under high capacity mode.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Have You Cloud-Connected Your Equipment and Processes on the Shop Floor?

Our April Motion Design feature article highlights how manufacturers are reimagining robotics in a connected world, employing processes like real-time analytics, predictive maintenance, online support and diagnostics, and cloud backups.

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In just three weeks, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley built a robotic COVID-19 laboratory.

Question of the Week: Data Acquisition
Is Anonymization the Best Way to Protect Personal Data?

A Tech Briefs reader recently asked our industry expert:

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new manufacturing process could produce flexible electronics for things like virtual reality-enabled contact lenses, solar-powered skins that mold to the contours of your car, and...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Wearable tech and electronic cloth may be the way of the future, but to get there the wiring needs to be strong, flexible, and efficient.

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Microelectronics like semiconductor devices are at the heart of the technologies we use each day. As we move into an era where we are stretching the limits of Moore’s Law, it is...

INSIDER: Internet of Things

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups; lower power wearables; batteryless smart devices, could all be made possible with this new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio. It is housed in a chip smaller...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The newest edition of NASA's small, foldable robots successfully traversed rugged terrain in the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots are in high demand as medical professionals seek hands-free ways to disinfect environments and contain the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19.

Products: Motion Control
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Products: Lighting
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Even though ultrasound has been studied by scientists for many years, its capabilities in practical applications are yet to be fully harnessed.

Articles: Medical
A wildfire-preventing gel; NASA's 3D tissue models, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Surface treatments have limitations that demand attention early in the design process.
Briefs: Transportation
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Briefs: Motion Control
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.

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