INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have demonstrated a new all-optical technique for creating robust second-order nonlinear effects in materials that don’t normally support them. Using a...

Blog: Materials
"View it as an infrared privacy shield," says Professor Mikhail Kats.
Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Cook with ‘Julia?’

Last week, we highlighted five CES 2020 technologies that are adding intelligence to everyday aspects of the home. One featured “Smart Home” technology included “Julia,” an all-in-one cooker that performs a variety of kitchen tasks: chopping, whisking, steaming, weighing ingredients, and even kneading...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

Blog: Aerospace
NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Blog: Aerospace
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Will We Use Satellites to Fix Satellites?

A recent INSIDER described one researcher’s idea to fix a broken satellite: Send up a repair satellite! Read the Tech Briefs Q&A for details.

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
Blog: Test & Measurement
As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
Products: Imaging
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Increased laser capacity has enabled, and will continue to enable, new manufacturing possibilities.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
Application Briefs: Imaging
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
Q&A: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
Facility Focus: Photonics/Optics
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.
Special Reports: Motion Control
CONEXPO/IFPE - January 2020

Coming to Las Vegas in March, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are North America's largest events for the construction/commercial vehicle, fluid power, power transmission, and motion control industries. In this Special...

Special Reports: Power
Vehicle Electrification - January 2020

Demand for electric vehicles is accelerating, presenting new design, manufacturing, and infrastructure challenges. To help you keep pace with the rapid changes in vehicle electrification technology, we...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Briefs: Imaging
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Briefs: Automotive
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.