Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aluminum Joining Methods: Welding vs. Adhesives
Aluminum Joining Methods: Welding vs. Adhesives
Our expert examines the pros and cons of welding, adhesives, and other metal joining methods.
Aluminum Joining Methods: Welding vs. Adhesives
White Papers : Test & Measurement
Test of Complex Autonomous Vehicle Designs

Autonomous vehicles (AV) combine multiple sensors, computers and communication technology to make driving safer and improve the driver’s experience. Learn about design and test of complex sensor and communication technologies being built into AVs from our white paper and posters.

INSIDER : Motion Control
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing

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 navigation...

Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
INSIDER : Software
System Helps Autonomous Cars Move Safely
System Helps Autonomous Cars Move Safely

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...

System Helps Autonomous Cars Move Safely
INSIDER : Motion Control
Vibration Isolator Steadies Telescope Optics
Vibration Isolator Steadies Telescope Optics

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...

Vibration Isolator Steadies Telescope Optics
On-Demand Webinars : Software
How to Effectively Estimate Parameters for Battery Modeling

Battery models are widely used to simulate the cooling, performance, and aging of batteries.

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Answering Your Questions: Industrial CT Scanning vs. Medical CT Scanning
Answering Your Questions: Industrial CT Scanning vs. Medical CT Scanning
Computed tomography is being used in the medical and industrial field. An expert explains how the two imaging techniques differ.
Answering Your Questions: Industrial CT Scanning vs. Medical CT Scanning
On-Demand Webinars : Software
How to Validate Vehicle Behavior and Passenger Experience in Real-Time, Without Sacrificing Accuracy

Validation of autonomous vehicles requires two kind of simulations: how the AI will behave and how the vehicle itself will behave. For the latter, high-fidelity real-time models are essential to understand vehicle dynamics holistically, in order...

Blog : Energy
'Direct Thermal Charging Cell' Turns Waste Heat into Power
'Direct Thermal Charging Cell' Turns Waste Heat into Power
A new charging cell wants to use low-grade heat from our industrial processes to power our devices.
'Direct Thermal Charging Cell' Turns Waste Heat into Power
On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Multi-Injection SCR Lines for Optimal System NOx Reduction

This 30-minute technical talk examines how multi-injection SCR line solutions achieve ultra-low nitrogen oxide values in diesel engine emissions. The speakers also offer insight on how to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete subsystem design work in order to bring...

Question of the Week : Aerospace
Will We Develop Trust in Autonomous Drones and Vehicles?

For developers of A.I.-guided drones and autonomous technologies, failure is not an option.

White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Excellent Resistant Seal for Automotive Coolant Fluid

Conventional fluoroelastomers degrade rapidly in the presence of modern cooling fluids. New fluoroelastomers, developed by DAIKIN, has low-temperature flexibility as well as good fuel and base resistance. It also has exceptional mechanical properties, i.e. fatigue resistance and elongation...

Podcasts : Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: A.I. in the Air
Here's an Idea: A.I. in the Air
Will we be able to trust autonomous drones? We explore the question in our latest episode of Here's an Idea.
Here's an Idea: A.I. in the Air
White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Current Trends in Medical Kit Packaging

In days of yore, when house calls were common, physicians used black leather bags to tote instruments from appointment to appointment. Those medical bags are long gone, but the logic behind them - a portable, organized, easily accessible repository for medical supplies - remains. Today’s version is the...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Analyzing Li-ion Battery Components

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach 93.1 billion USD by 2025. This is largely driven by increased usage in electric vehicles, grid storage, and portable consumer electronics where the higher energy density of the lithium-ion battery offers a clear advantage.

On-Demand Webinars : Communications
How to Integrate V2X Communication into Today’s Vehicles

An important step in automotive connectivity involves V2X technology. In the context of a vehicle's architecture, V2X is usually seen as an additional sensor unit with real-time, non-line-of-sight capabilities that enable a wide range of modern ADAS and autonomous driving functions that...

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Answering Your Questions: What's Better for Extrusion? Aluminum 6000 or 7000 Series?
Answering Your Questions: What's Better for Extrusion? Aluminum 6000 or 7000 Series?
What's the best aluminum for extrusion? A Tech Briefs reader asks our expert.
Answering Your Questions: What's Better for Extrusion? Aluminum 6000 or 7000 Series?
INSIDER : Government
NASA Program Opens “Pathways” to Careers
NASA Program Opens “Pathways” to Careers

NASA Pathways Programs provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for federal employment. The NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP) is open to current...

NASA Program Opens “Pathways” to Careers
INSIDER : Materials
Double-Sided Tape Rapidly Seals Tissues Together
Double-Sided Tape Rapidly Seals Tissues Together

Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, a double-sided tape was developed that can rapidly seal tissues together within five seconds. The tape works much faster...

Double-Sided Tape Rapidly Seals Tissues Together
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Saves Children and Pets Left in Cars
Sensor Saves Children and Pets Left in Cars

A device, developed by grad students at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals left in cars. Small enough...

Sensor Saves Children and Pets Left in Cars
Tech Talks : Electronics & Computers
How to Achieve Traceable Measurements of Opto-Electronic Devices

With the advancements in electro-optical communication systems to meet the ever-increasing demands for higher data speeds, coupled with the market moving toward lowering the effective cost per bit per mile, component designers are struggling to keep costs low and still maintain...

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Creating Flexible Hardware Systems with FPGA Partial Reconfiguration

Partial Reconfiguration allows FPGAs to dynamically change modules without disrupting other parts of the design. This white paper describes the special considerations throughout the design process when using the new Xilinx RFSoC technology.

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
BEV or ICE: Aluminum Extrusions and Tomorrow’s Vehicles

Regardless of the resolution of the current dispute over light vehicle fuel economy and carbon emission standards, the drive to reduce vehicle mass will continue. Engineers developing the next round of vehicles not only have to strive for vehicle efficiency improvements but also must seek...

Webinars : Medical
The Road to Parametric Release for EO Sterilization

Parametric release can be invaluable to companies by accelerating their sterile product’s release-to-market. But how can it be achieved?

On-Demand Webinars : Software
Getting Feedback in Minutes: Using a Virtual ECU to Accelerate Automotive Application Software Development

The rapid growth of vehicle software, combined with the complex interaction of hardware, software, and physical components, creates an enormous challenge for automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. To address these challenges, OEMs...

Question of the Week : Robotics, Automation & Control
Would You Own a Robot Pet?

At the CES Unveiled kickoff event last week, Sony demonstrated Aibo, a social robotic pet. The technology, which will make the trip to CES 2020 in Las Vegas, makes dog noises, responds to commands, and uses cameras to recognize specific owners and their patterns. Take a look at Aibo on our Tech Briefs Instagram.

Tech Talks : Medical
The Finishing Process: Preparing Advanced Medical Textiles for Implantation

Implantable medical textiles undergo a rigorous finishing process before becoming viable medical device components used in stents, hernia mesh, or synthetic ligaments. Suppliers employ a variety of finishing techniques such as scouring, heat treatment, coating, and...

INSIDER : Nanotechnology
New Metasurface Design Can Control Optical Fields in Three Dimensions
New Metasurface Design Can Control Optical Fields in Three Dimensions

A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As reported,...

New Metasurface Design Can Control Optical Fields in Three Dimensions
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
New Products: November 2019 Photonics & Imaging Insider
New Products: November 2019 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Test Equipment

The LDTC LAB series instruments from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) combine low noise, high-end digital control laser diode driver technology with an...

New Products: November 2019 Photonics & Imaging Insider
INSIDER : Materials
Exposing Cathodes to Light Decreases Charge Time in Lithium-Ion Batteries
Exposing Cathodes to Light Decreases Charge Time in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have reported a new mechanism to speed up the charging of lithium-ion batteries for...

Exposing Cathodes to Light Decreases Charge Time in Lithium-Ion Batteries