Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Vanderbilt University engineers are proving that their elastic exosuit can provide relief for people doing the heavy lifting.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Will Flat Fisheye Lenses Play a Greater Role in Medical Imaging and Consumer Electronics?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an achievement from engineers at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The teams designed the first completely flat fisheye lens to produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images. The lenses, according to...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers created a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans. Doctors would use magnetic fields to steer the soft robot inside the body, bringing medications or treatments to places that need...

Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In this episode of Here's an Idea, NASA's Tracie Prater wants to leave spare parts back on Earth...and 3D print them in space.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Facility Focus: Transportation
In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
Articles: Imaging
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Q&A: Lighting
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Accelerometers, actuators, hexapods, and more.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Briefs: Imaging
Applications include low-light conditions such as on orbital satellites and VR applications where the lens needs to be larger than a pupil.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method integrates 3D plasmonic nanoarrays onto stickers that adhere to any surface.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Briefs: Automotive
Applications include rapid prototyping, medical, aerospace, and automotive.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature data is used to tune, and fix, defects in 3D-printed metallic parts.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Aerospace
The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.