Articles: Internet of Things
Each passing year, machine vision is finding its way into applications that were not commercially feasible — and in some cases, impossible.
Products: Electronics & Computers

Watlow®, St. Louis, MO, introduced the PM PLUS™ version of the EZ-ZONE® PM temperature controller that features a full-color front-panel display with color...

Briefs: Defense
Berkeley Lab technology could reduce time needed to declare buildings affected by earthquakes safe and sound.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
People-Counting Sensor

FLIR Systems, Inc. (Wilsonville, OR) announced the latest generation of the FLIR Brickstream 3D Gen 2 people-counting sensor. This new version includes a unique...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Industries are constantly searching for new approaches to advance operational efficiency and product quality. With unplanned downtime estimated to cost...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
There is increasing demand in many high-end commercial and industrial markets for precision motion sensing for a diversity of applications.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Some of the most common applications for hazardous duty sensors are in the oil and gas industry.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Suppose you have 10 taxis in Manhattan. What portion of the borough’s streets do they cover in a typical day?
Articles: Automotive
We interviewed an industry expert about the role of inductive position sensors in the IIoT.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
The key to acceptance and adoption of a "smart home" will be enhancing total ease of ownership.
Special Reports: Automotive
Test & Measurement - September 2019

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, automotive, communications, and other key fields. This compendium of recent articles is presented by the editors...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
A reader asks an industry expert why adhesives are a better option for battery assembly in electric vehicles.
Blog: Electronics & Computers

Tufts University engineers are making transistors from a material you’re more likely to see in a fabric store than in the field of electronics.

Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Beyond Camouflage, Do You See Other Applications for Artificial ‘Chameleon Skin?’

A Cambridge University team developed an artificial "chameleon skin" that changes color when exposed to light. The material supports a range of applications, including active camouflage, large-scale dynamic displays, and maybe even medical diagnostics.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A technique was developed that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Most soft robots are actuated by rigid, noisy pumps that push fluids into the machines’ moving parts. Because they are connected to these bulky pumps by tubes, these robots have limited autonomy...

Blog: Test & Measurement
"Actually it was not something we really planned!" Dr. Andrew Salmon told Tech Briefs.
Blog: Materials
How much does windshield glazing matter when cars drive themselves?
Question of the Week: Materials
Will Comfort-Adjusting Clothing Catch On?

Researchers from the University of Maryland have created a fabric that automatically regulates the amount of heat passing through. The engineered yarn expands and collapses based on temperature and humidity, cooling and warming a wearer as needed. What do you think?

Blog: Aerospace
Researchers from Newcastle University continue to explore the source of Mars' mysterious methane.
Blog: Imaging
The Tumaini app will could help farmers spot pests and disease before it's too late.
Blog: Aerospace
Lockheed Martin's Rob Chambers is working on a spacecraft that will bring astronauts back to the lunar surface.
Question of the Week: Energy
Do You See Potential with Electrokinetic Power?

Scientists from Caltech and Northwestern University have found a way to generate electricity by combining saltwater with one of life's more undesirable compounds: rust.

Blog: Aerospace

NASA is planning a return to the Moon and an exploration-mission to Mars, but how will the human body hold up in microgravity for long...

Blog: Transportation
A new-and-improved system from Stanford University captures light from a greater variety of surfaces, allowing a wider, farther imagery than ever before.
Question of the Week: Software
Have You Used Machine Learning in Your Design Efforts?

A team from the University of Pittsburgh recently used machine-learning to create a butterfly-inspired, self-healing glass. Models from the San Francisco-based software company SigOpt helped engineers determine ideal characteristics for the material.

Blog: Materials

Scientists from Caltech and Northwestern University have found a way to generate electricity by combining saltwater with one of life's more undesirable compounds: rust.

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Millions of gallons of crude oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico during the seabed oil drilling catastrophe of 2010. Numerous strategies to stop or stem the oil flow...

Articles: Software

Programmable automation controllers (PACs) play the primary role in IIoT systems. Also referred to as machine controllers, PACs provide a centralized architecture; they act as the...