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Tiny Laser is an Important Step Toward New Sensors

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have created an imaging...

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A new approach developed at MIT to building robots is based on a set of five millimeter-scale components, all of which can be attached to each other by a standard connector. Using this simple...

A high-sensitivity and low-noise MEMS accelerometer was developed using multi-layer metal structures composed of multiple metal layers. The accelerometer achieves 1 µG level...

A reader asks: What role will emulation play in the verification of modern automotive solutions?

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays, and smart devices that are seamlessly integrated onto the human body....

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
People with Mobility Issues Set to Benefit from Wearable Devices

The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists at the University of Bristol.

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

White Papers: Medical
How to Assemble Your Microfluidic Test Device - Automated or By Hand

When you’re a medical designer building a Point-of-Care microfluidic test device, you need to precisely control the alignment of layer components. A new white paper from...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ebook: AI Sensing for a Safer Tomorrow

This Ebook from Dell EMC® explores the evolution of AI in the automotive industry and how sensor data is used to continuously improve vehicle safety. Includes insights into the array of Deep Neural...

Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here's an Idea: Apollo 11
In this special edition of Here's an Idea, we explore the many tools and materials that began as one small step toward the Moon.
Our readers ask: How do you know that you have the right anode? How can you inspect the electrolyte or electrode material?
A team from the University of Pittsburgh looked to the butterfly to create a glass that is self-healing, liquid-repellant, and anti-fogging.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
Did You Watch the Moon Landing?

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the Moon. Fifty years later, we celebrate their achievement, and we want to hear from you.

MIT's new way of automatically creating actuators is a bit like solving a Rubik's Cube.
INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
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Blue Pulsed Laser Diode Module

OSI Laser Diode (LDI) (Edison, NJ) launched a blue 450-nm pulsed laser diode module that includes an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection...

Jigang Wang patiently explained his latest discovery in quantum control that could lead to superfast computing based on quantum mechanics. He mentioned light-induced...

In free space, the light wave of a laser beam spreads on an exactly straight line. Under certain circumstances, however, a much more complicated behavior occurs. If the movement of the wave is...

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have designed and tested a prototype...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Training Future Medical Professionals with Smart, Force-Sensing Devices

Medical actions like palpation during routine physical exams and emergency procedures like CPR both rely on human contact. Applying the appropriate amount of force is...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will ‘4D Knitting’ Lead to Better Robots and Wearables?

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have demonstrated "4D knitting. The computationally-controlled machines are being used to make a variety of soft textile objects.

White Papers: Automotive
Modeling Corrosion and Corrosion Protection

Nearly every man-made structure contains metal that is susceptible to corrosion, a chemical process that causes costly and dangerous damage. To combat these issues, mathematical modeling and...

A reader asks our industry expert: Will air taxis be influenced by military UAV standards?
Many of the technologies we use today – space blankets, hearing aids, food packaging – began on the Apollo 11 mission.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
The Sensors Behind the GEN II Wearable Device

The population is aging and more people need healthcare support, which is having a big impact on the overall cost of medical care. As a result, authorities and health insurance companies are...

Accurately measuring semiconductor properties of materials in small volumes helps engineers determine the range of applications for which these materials may be suitable in the...

Whereas hydrogen fuel cells (e.g., proton exchange membrane (PEM) and other fuel cells) generate electricity from the chemical reaction between pure hydrogen and oxygen, direct carbon fuel cells...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Fabricating Nanochips via Thermal Lithography

A process for fabricating atom-thin processors can be used to produce at the nanoscale for smaller and faster semiconductors.

Aydin Aysu, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he helped develop a technique for...

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