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Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Are You Taking a ‘Model-Based’ Design Approach?

A reader had the following question for an industry expert from the Germany-based simulation services provider Siemens:

Blog: Software
A reader asks about the role of simulation when automakers like Toyota have a more “model-based” design approach.
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Blog: Electronics & Computers
An MIT team has a water-free way to charge up dust on solar panels and repel it away.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A haptic thumb-shaped sensor uses machine learning to accurately estimate where objects come into contact with the sensor and how large the applied forces are.
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Question of the Week: Energy
Can 'Charging Rooms' Catch On?

One of the Tech Briefs highlighted in the second section of today’s INSIDER is a “charging room” from the University of Michigan and University of Tokyo that provides electricity over the air. The aluminum test area uses magnetic fields to deliver 50 watts and power-up devices, no matter their location within...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
How CSEM and its partners are using magnetic levitation to counter unwanted vibrations from components aboard satellites.
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Blog: Energy
A reader asks how to check the longevity and capacity of vehicle batteries.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Marcus Gerhardt and his company at Blackrock Neurotech are creating a brain-computer interface that restores senses for paralyzed patients.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The largest ever simulation of its kind, modeled on the Texas power grid, concluded that consumers stand to save about 15 percent on their annual electric bills by partnering with...

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INSIDER: Lighting

A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.

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INSIDER: Energy

Renewable energy has an intermittency problem — the sun provides no power at night, while winds can stop suddenly.

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

In a milestone for renewable energy integration, General Electric (GE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) operated a common class of wind turbines in grid-forming mode,...

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Blog: Electronics & Computers
Makers of a brain-computer interface recall a memorable achievement in prosthetics: A presidential handshake.
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5 Ws: Imaging
A newly designed wearable magnetic metamaterial could help make MRI scans crisper, faster, and cheaper.
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Question of the Week: Green Design & Manufacturing
Will Battery Recycling Efforts Take Off?

Have you listened to the latest episode of our podcast series Here’s an Idea?

Blog: Power
An industry expert supports a “diesel engine without the diesel fuel.”
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Q&A: Energy
An inexpensive, clear coating has reduced snow and ice accumulation on solar panels, enabling them to generate up to 85% more energy in early testing.
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INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

When thirsty residents of a permanent community on the Moon take a swig of fresh water brought in from the lunar south pole, they’ll be enjoying the benefits of a 30-pound spacecraft...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and ELI-Beamlines in the Czech Republic have reached a major agreement that will build on the relationship between the two organizations and...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Inside every cellphone is a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an essential role in cellphone communication. Buffeted by...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Two-Axis Laser Scan Head

Aerotech Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released the AGV-XPO, a high-dynamic, two-axis laser scan head that combines low-inertia, high-efficiency motors with ultra-high resolution position feedback...

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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

Special Reports: Propulsion
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Engine Technology - March 2022

From diesel to electric to hydrogen, SAE's Truck & Off-Highway Engineering magazine reports on the latest advances in commercial vehicle engines. Stay up to date with this compendium of recent articles...

Technology Leaders: Imaging
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An expert compares Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR systems with Time of Flight tech.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
See how solid-state lasers have grown and diversified over the years.
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Products: Imaging
Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
A metal-coated fiber capable of withstands high temperatures.
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