Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optically Reconfigurable Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals
These re-writeable materials have applications in data storage and encryption, energy transducers, and optical display technologies.
Briefs: Materials
Heat predictably and precisely changes the surface structure of a particle of liquid metal.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The multitasking device could advance development of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
Briefs: Energy
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This method can be used to protect stored building materials and to remediate in-service wood and wood products.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This green process produces pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic, and other materials.
Briefs: Materials
A novel plate-cell architecture reaches the theoretical limit of performance.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This technology supports CO2 emissions reduction in cement manufacturing.
Briefs: Energy
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wool from special sheep keeps astronauts and emergency responders safe.
5 Ws: Materials
Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, could instantly kill them off?
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control
A robotic finger has a sense of touch that can be localized with high precision over a large, multi-curved surface.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
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: Energy

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: Connectivity
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.
News: Photonics/Optics
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
INSIDER: Imaging
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.

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