Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products: AR/AI
Varjo™ Technologies announced a 2D/3D immersive "Workspace."
Special Reports: Aerospace
Rugged Computing - February 2020

From the battlefield to the extreme environment of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

Special Reports: Defense
Advanced Materials - February 2020

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Blog: Materials
Cornell researcher T.J. Wallin explains what's so cool about a robot that sweats.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An engineering model of the VIPER lunar rover is being tested at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. About the size of a golf cart, VIPER is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s South Pole...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Cells are observed to “crawl” by attaching themselves to a surface and using these anchor points to push themselves forward (like crawling on the ground). Scientists have identified a different...

Question of the Week: Green Design & Manufacturing
Do you Like the Idea of Fungi-Inspired Design?

Our lead INSIDER story today demonstrated the potential of fungi as a building material. Aside from supporting theoretical space habitats, fungal mycelia have been used to create actual chairs and 2x4 structures. What do you think? Do you Like the Idea of Fungi-Inspired Design?

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
When astronauts arrive on the Moon, their habitat may be one made out of fungi.
INSIDER Product: Imaging

SWIR Camera

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (Monmouth Junction, NJ) will be introducing its new compact MVCam series shortwave-infrared (SWIR) and visible camera...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Imagine a fleet of 100 Hubble Space Telescopes, deployed in a strategic space-invader-shaped array a million miles from Earth, scanning the universe at...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have demonstrated a new all-optical technique for creating robust second-order nonlinear effects in materials that don’t normally support them. Using a...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
"View it as an infrared privacy shield," says Professor Mikhail Kats.
Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Cook with ‘Julia?’

Last week, we highlighted five CES 2020 technologies that are adding intelligence to everyday aspects of the home. One featured “Smart Home” technology included “Julia,” an all-in-one cooker that performs a variety of kitchen tasks: chopping, whisking, steaming, weighing ingredients, and even kneading...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
Blog: Materials
NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.
Question of the Week: Transportation
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Blog: Aerospace
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
Blog: Communications
Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will We Use Satellites to Fix Satellites?

A recent INSIDER described one researcher’s idea to fix a broken satellite: Send up a repair satellite! Read the Tech Briefs Q&A for details.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
Blog: Test & Measurement
As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.

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