A tiny underwater robot may someday filter out water contaminants by catching them with its tentacles.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Understand Radar Signals with Real-Time Analysis

The transient nature of radar pulses combined with modern pulse compression schemes often demand carefully designed test setups. This Primer will cover measurements methods, choosing your...

Just as a meter stick with hundreds of tick marks can be used to measure distances with great precision, a device known as a laser frequency comb, with its...

Ultraviolet-Enhanced Circular Photodetector

Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA) has introduced the UVG5S, an ultraviolet-enhanced photodiode with a 5 mm² circular active area....

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

O-rings are a ubiquitous, uncomplicated sealing solution for virtually millions of products. They seal out moisture and environmental contaminants, separate surfaces to...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Morphing Wings Take Off?

Our lead INSIDER story today showcased a morphing MADCAT aircraft wing.

“From a first glance, it literally doesn’t look like anything that anyone’s ever seen before,” said MIT researcher Ben Jennet in our Here's an Idea episode.

How about you? Will Morphing Wings Take Off?

White Papers: Imaging
Board-Level Cameras: The Benefits of a Smaller Design

When too much tech can weigh down a UAV, you need lighter parts. See the kinds of compact board-level cameras being used to support aerial imaging, handheld vision systems, and more.

The market for wearable technology in healthcare is exploding.

The Mars rover Perseverance has a helicopter. Will the rover have to carry it around?
White Papers: Automotive
Servo-Electric is Changing “Buzz, Squeak and Rattle” Auto Testing

For more than 40 years, servohydraulic four poster test systems have contributed to major improvements in automotive safety and quality. However, in recent years, the...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
On-Demand Web Seminar: Preparing for the Future of Aerospace and Defense

How can the aerospace and defense industry adapt to today’s challenges to enable a more connected universe?

Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
Here's an Idea: A Morphing Airplane Wing Built by Tiny Robots
Ben Jennet is a PhD student at MIT and a former space research fellow at NASA. He is working with NASA to develop a new kind of aircraft wing that's flexible and changes mid-flight.
Question of the Week
Can Camera Systems Replace the Wall-Mounted Thermostat?

Our lead INSIDER story today showcased an autonomous 'HEAT' camera system that uses facial temperatures to determine a room's optimum temperature.

What do you think? Can Camera Systems Replace the Wall-Mounted Thermostat?

Share your questions and comments.

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
What to Look for When Selecting Your Compact Air Cylinders

Not all compact air cylinders are created equal. Many components have similar features, and some look alike. How do you decide which one to use? This paper explores air cylinder...

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

A reader asks our NASA expert: "What kind of redundancy is built into the Mars 2020 rover?"
White Papers: Materials
AGM's Environmental Control Hardware Protects Military and Industrial Equipment!

Since 1970, AGM Container Controls, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has led in the design and fabrication of environmental control hardware for the military, defense,...

A research team has built a super-high-speed microscope.
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Extended Dynamic Range Camera Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
Technology Leaders: Materials
High Quality Optical Surfaces
Make sure the polished optic meets the requirement of a particular application.
Articles: Lighting
Optical In-Line VCSEL Testing
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
Technology Leaders: Materials
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding Sensitivity in sCMOS Microscopy Cameras
A new iteration of sCMOS camera technology promises even higher sensitivity than prior designs.
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.

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