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Briefs: Energy
A stretchable system that can harvest energy from human breathing and motion for use in wearable health-monitoring devices may be possible, according to an international team of researchers.
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Briefs: Design
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
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Briefs: Medical
MIT researchers have engineered both the nanoparticles used to deliver the COVID-19 antigen and the antigen itself, to boost the immune response, without the need for a separate adjuvant. If further developed for use in humans, this type of RNA vaccine could help to reduce costs, the dosage needed, and potentially lead to longer-lasting immunity.
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Articles: Materials
See the products of tomorrow, including the University of Maryland's "cooling glass"; the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab's sensor that can perceive combinations of bending, stretching, compression, and temperature changes using color; Tufts' tiny biological robots; and more.
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INSIDER: Design

An international research group has engineered a novel high-strength flexible device by combining piezoelectric composites with unidirectional carbon fiber (UDCF), an anisotropic...

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INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created the world’s first functional semiconductor made from graphene, a single sheet of carbon atoms held...

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
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The Importance of testing EVB Minerals with Processing Equipment used during the Mid-Stream Phase

This white paper looks at the supply chain of Electric Vehicle Batteries (EVB’s) and the importance of testing EVB minerals with the...

White Papers: Aerospace
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Selecting Precision Motors for Smart Defense Applications

Today’s leading defense contractors rely on key manufacturers to provide critical control and actuation solutions to achieve superiority through the deployment of various smart...

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers constructed an electrocrystallization strategy to induce zinc texture growth. The adsorption of DMA induces Zn (002) texture growth and inhibits harmful side reactions.
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Blog: Energy
The transition to a society without fossil fuels means that the need for batteries is increasing at a rapid pace. One option is a sodium-ion battery, where table salt and biomass from the forest industry make up the main raw materials.
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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Nanometer Scale Industrial Automation for Optical Device Manufacturing

Disruptive technologies, including the advancement of chip-level optical functions and the miniaturization of device interconnections, have forced the adoption of new and...

Quiz: Photonics/Optics
How much do you know about the history of space telescopes? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Aerospace

Last June, the European Commission and the European Space Agency awarded Kuva Space a €5M commercial contract to be the sole provider of hyperspectral data...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

The largest optics and trade show in North America, SPIE Photonics West 2024, is just a few days away from its annual collection of exhibitions, conferences and courses at San...

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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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From Zero to Fully Automated Screw Fastening

While automation technology has evolved from waterpower and steam engines to the proliferation of electric cars, internet of things (IoT) technologies and the advanced computational abilities...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Microgrids are an excellent way of addressing multiple challenges facing our national electricity supply. They support resiliency and flexibility and offer a sensible way to integrate renewables.
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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Brushed vs Brushless DC Motors: Which is Best for your Application?

Not all motors provide the same benefits. Discover the differences between the two primary DC motor technologies in this comprehensive white paper. The goal is for readers...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
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Modern extrusion technology offers manufacturers a chance to create more complex profiles that “put the metal where it is needed.” Complex hollow shapes offer...

White Papers: Energy
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How Michelin is Upgrading Plant Operations and Energy Systems to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Michelin selected ENGIE to drive energy modernization at its Cuneo and Cataroux factories. In addition to utilities management, the collaboration...

Blog: Medical
The new system is an electronic tattoo a few micrometers thick, which is designed to arouse a tactile sensation, enabling a person to perceive a touch.
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White Papers: Power
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Conductive Coatings Protect Circuitry from EM/RF and ESD

With the trend toward smaller and smaller electronic devices, unintentional EMI/RFI interference has become more of an issue. Shielding of these interferences is critical and coatings...

White Papers: Aerospace
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Adhesives for Electric Vehicles and Automotive Sensors

The rise of electric vehicles and driver aids along with the proliferation of electronic sensors and safety features point towards continued growth in automotive electronics. Due to...

Blog: Research Lab
This marks the first time researchers have used the technology to generate hair follicles, which play an important role in skin healing and function.
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Products: Design
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
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White Papers: Test & Measurement
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Understanding Standard Conditions In Flow Measurement

Gas flow measurement is usually expressed in volumetric units such as cubic feet, cubic liters, or cubic centimeters per time. Since gases are compressible fluids, the total mass...

Quiz: Electronics & Computers
How much do you know about MV (an industry that is projected to be worth $18.4 billion by 2028)? Find out with this quiz.
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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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3 Examples How Measurement Sensors Improve the Performance of Tooling Machines

Modern tooling machines comprise numerous sensors. Faster, more precise, higher productivity - these are the key requirements when developing new machine tools....

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Early additive manufacturing (AM) adopters in the aerospace industry are leveraging advanced 3D printing technologies from industry leaders like HP and...

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