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Products include an aerosol scattering sensor; metal foam; and a new coated drug capsule.
Briefs: Energy
A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method also reverse-engineers computer chips to detect the chip’s purpose.
Briefs: Automotive
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This invention is a highly stable, heat-treatable, and tunable material.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.
Q&A: Energy
Changing directions of twist and coiling changes whether a material cools or heats.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.
Briefs: Imaging
The method could impact optical imaging, vision correction, and disease diagnosis.
Briefs: Materials
These polymers can combine thermal and optically fixable shape memory.
Briefs: Defense
This low-profile ankle exoskeleton integrates into a shoe and fits under clothing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology could lead to the creation of fully functional quantum computers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Squid skin inspires a new material with heat-regulating properties.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
Briefs: Energy
When combined with saltwater, rust can be a source of electricity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A simple modification can improve the capability of turbulent heat exchangers by 500%.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology has applications in sonar, range measuring, directional-force sensors, flow meters, and vibration/noise sensing and control.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
This innovation dynamically provides fast signal processing and precision measurement.
Briefs: Wearables
The device could impact composites manufacturing and health monitoring.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Stronger and flexible, polyimide aerogels provide insulation and structural support.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
The GNV-720 and GNV-725 humidity temperature meters from Global Specialties feature three environmental sensors.
Special Reports: Transportation
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2019

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...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New measurements could help experts guess the location and size of the next earthquake.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Will the Ability to Manipulate Virtual Objects in Real-World Scenes Help Your Design and Manufacturing Efforts?

A Tech Briefs TV video this week demonstrated a Brown University system called Portal-ble. The augmented-reality technology allows you to place virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on smartphone screens. Users can then...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Our expert examines the pros and cons of welding, adhesives, and other metal joining methods.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to create a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in...

INSIDER: Software

MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views. The model uses its own...

INSIDER: Motion Control

If you’ve ever tried to hold a camera steady for a long exposure in low light, you know exactly what happens: the camera shakes and the image blurs. The same can happen with images from...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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