News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Initially Moon-Bound, A New Demolition Probe Breaks Ground on Earth

An electrically-driven demolition probe originally funded by NASA enables a more precise, quieter...

Briefs: Software
Algorithm Boosts Speed of 3D Printers

A major drawback to 3D printing is the slow pace of the process, which ensures details are reproduced accurately. The pace of 3D printing is one of the factors that has prevented the technology from finding a...

Briefs: Automotive
Wireless Charging of Moving Electric Vehicles

If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making electricity the standard fuel for vehicles....

Briefs: Materials
Ultra-Strong, Lightweight, Elastic, Electrically Conductive Carbon

The configuration of carbon's electrons allows for numerous self-bonding combinations that give rise to a range of materials with varying properties. For example, transparent,...

News: Medical
From Sci-Fi to Surgery: New Uses for ‘Floating’ 3D Imagery

A BYU professor and his team have found a way to take the 3D displays of science fiction and make them a...

White Papers: Communications
Evaluation of LTE-M towards 5G IoT Requirements

LTE-M, a machine-focused variant of the 3GPP LTE standard, is designed to meet the high-coverage, low-cost, and low-power consumption requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT). In January 2017, a...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Shape-Morphing Materials Add 4th Dimension to 3D Printing

3D printing uses computer control to fuse layers of polymers or powders into a three-dimensional object. Rutgers...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would you wear a moisture-managing ski jacket?

Today's INSIDER featured an electronic textile technology designed to keep skiers warm and dry. What do you think? Would you wear a moisture-managing ski jacket?

INSIDER: Materials
Nanotube Fibers Made by Hand to Cut Production Time

A method developed at Rice University allows researchers to make short lengths of strong, conductive fibers from small samples of bulk nanotubes in about an hour. It can take grams of material...

Briefs: Materials
Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC) for Solid-State Storage and Supply-on-Demand of Cryogenic Fluids

Storage and transfer of fluid commodities such as oxygen, hydrogen, natural gas, nitrogen, argon, etc. are absolute necessities in virtually every...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Don't Let Obsolescence Cause Your Test System to Flatline

If you are testing devices and components that will last a decade or more, and you have to plan technology updates...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Product and Document Security Method

An inexpensive security method for uniquely marking and identifying physical objects such as documents or labels has been developed. This technology uses the mixing of inks in numerous different ratios...

Briefs: Energy
Wearable Solar Thermoelectric Generator

Energy harvesting is a diverse field encompassing many technologies that involve a process that captures small amounts of energy...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: February 2018

Product of the Month

Fluke Corp., Everett, WA, introduced the Fluke 3560 FC Vibration Sensors and Fluke 3502 FC Gateway for...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Composite Materials Could Improve Respirator Filters

Current gas mask filters counter current threats, but there are large gaps in knowledge about how they do so at the...

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