A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by precisely locating the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
Briefs: Communications
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Algorithm Improves Navigation of Autonomous Driving Robots
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Briefs: Motion Control
Octopus-Inspired Soft Robotic Arm
The Tentacle Bot can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects.
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
Balance Scale Predicts and Helps Prevent Falls
A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
This form of thermal management can help enable untethered, high-powered robots to operate for long periods of time without overheating.
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Megapixel Photon-Counting Camera Technology
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
MIT engineers are envisioning robots more like home helpers.
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Measuring Layer Thickness Using a Microscope
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
A NIST method employs a neural network to detect patterns like geometric objects in imaging data.
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fibers for Gyroscopes

This Tech Talk shares the results of a study that looks at the effects of radiation on a low-bend-loss optical fiber for gyroscope applications. It examines the experiments that were set up and then reviews their surprising results. The irradiation was done at the Naval Research Laboratory. The specifics and...

Purdue University innovators are taking cues from the spider to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
An interactive software being developed at the University of Tokyo allows architects and furniture makers with little experience in woodworking to to design and build structurally sound wood joints.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Metal Injection Molding’s Role in Automotive

Today’s automotive industry requires precision parts with high performance and reliability at a competitive cost. This 30-minute Webinar discusses a unique process that eliminates the need for complex, expensive machining when producing small, intricate steel and stainless steel components...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Transforming Rover Explores the Toughest Terrain

NASA’s DuAxel, a pair of two-wheeled rovers each called Axel, can split in half with each half connected only by a tether that unspools as the lead axle approaches a hazard.

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Zinc Die Casting Concepts to Achieve Precision, Performance, and...

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Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

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Designing with Silicone for Space

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