UpFront: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Materials
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Materials
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics

Fiorenzo Omenetto, Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering, Dean of Research, and Director of the Tufts Silklab led a team that has...

Articles: Software
Tech Briefs asked 5 execs: What should a user consider before moving to the cloud?
Articles: Wearables
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Imaging
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Imaging
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
Briefs: Materials
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Application Briefs: Materials
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Energy
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Lithium batteries, compartment gaskets, chargers, and more.
Articles: Transportation
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Articles: Transportation
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Articles: Test & Measurement
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.

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