INSIDER : Motion Control
Smart Wheel Knows When and How to Rotate

A technology not only allows wheels to know when and how to rotate, but also enables them to work together in interactive teams. Simply monitoring the data generated when the motors inside the wheels...

On-Demand Webinars : Software
How to Get Started with Software Development for NXP’s S32 Automotive Platform

To address the need for green, safe, secure and connected cars, automotive companies are relying more and more on electronics. The next-generation automotive electronic systems not only require SoCs delivering more performance and power efficiency, they will also...

Question of the Week : Robotics, Automation & Control
Will social robots play a major role in keeping humans happy?

Our lead INSIDER story today featured a discussion of how robots may someday interact with humans.

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
HAMMER Time: A New Spacecraft Idea Aims to Ram an Asteroid Off-Course
Scientists have an idea to deflect Earth-bound asteroids: a 9-meter-tall, 8.8-ton spacecraft dubbed the HAMMER.
White Papers : Materials
Antireflection Coatings for Space Applications

Space can be a harsh environment for optical coatings. They are exposed to vacuum, extreme temperatures, high-intensity radiation and ionized gas. To qualify for space programs, there are qualification tests and specifications that must be met. This paper outlines how Optimax qualified AR coatings...

White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Save with Heli-Coil PRIMER FREE Inserts

Heli-Coil PRIMER FREE solution eliminates the need for costly primers and epoxies. It also increases installation productivity by doubling installation rates and increasing tool life. It’s ideal for aluminum and magnesium applications, RoHS compliant and approved by many aerospace OEMs. Call 248-224-8349...

INSIDER : Energy
System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings to Produce Electricity

Thermoelectric devices generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs at the...

INSIDER : Energy
Lithium-Air Battery Out-Powers Lithium-Ion

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural air environment and still functioned after a...

News : Energy
Replacing Camshafts with Valves Paves Way for Cheaper, Greener Engines
By replacing the cam, a new valve technology may lead to more affordable — and more environmentally friendly — engines.
On-Demand Webinars : Green Design & Manufacturing
Advanced Emissions Strategies for Commercial Vehicles

Understanding the complex nature of emissions from today’s high-performance, high-efficiency diesel engines is, well, complex. Oftentimes new technologies promise considerable benefits in one or more areas while bringing about significant challenges in others.

White Papers : Materials
Metal Finishing White Paper: Electropolishing to Improve Corrosion Protection

One of the most common applications for electropolishing is to enhance corrosion resistance on a wide variety of metal alloys, specifically stainless steel. Electropolishing is quickly becoming a replacement process for a long established treatment: Passivation....

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Anti-Whisker Press-Fit Plating Technology for the Automotive Industry

Join Frank Schabert from TE Connectivity for a Webinar and interactive Q&A on LITESURF plating for a new class of headers and connectors in advanced automotive electronics manufacturing. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the engineering of a Bismuth-based coating for...

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How to Understand Humanity Through Humanoids
Today's humanoid robots are being asked to have more brains than brawn.
On-Demand Webinars : Semiconductors & ICs
Ensuring COTS Semiconductor Reliability with Tin-Lead Robotic Hot Solder Dip

The trend towards sourcing of commercial off the shelf (COTS) components, combined with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, has resulted in the dominance of pure tin and lead-free solder alloys on semiconductor and other...

Question of the Week : Energy
Will low-cost 'smart glass' catch on?

Our second INSIDER story today featured an achievement from University of Delaware engineers: liquid-activated panels that change from transparent to opaque.

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