Products: Software

Altair, Troy, MI, released the 2018 versions of electromagnetic (EM) simulation software FEKO®, WinProp®, Flux®, and FluxMotor®. These electromagnetic solver...

Blog: Materials
Researchers from Rice University are finding ways to use greater amounts of fly ash in an effort to build a “greener” kind of concrete.
Blog: Software
Just because it's computer simulation doesn't mean it's virtual prototyping. Our expert explains.
INSIDER: Aerospace

An aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight paves the way for a new generation of large robots that can move through narrow passages, making them ideal for exploration as well as search and...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

Question of the Week: RF & Microwave Electronics
Do You See Applications for Seeing Through Walls?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an artificial-intelligence system developed by MIT researchers. The "RF-Pose" teaches wireless devices to sense people's movement, even from the other side of a wall. See the system in action.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Researchers are developing a solid electrolyte that will make safer, better batteries.
INSIDER: Transportation
Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Instead of having a battery’s anode and cathode on either side of a nonconducting separator, a new battery would intertwine the two.
INSIDER: Communications
Researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researcher Jaana Vapaavuori answered an additional question regarding the future of flexible solar cells.
INSIDER: Software

MIT PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza is helping to improve how robots interact with the world. Bauza has been exploring the notion of uncertainty when...

INSIDER: Software

A Purdue University Ph.D. student co-developed PHADE, a technology that allows public cameras to send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy....

Blog: Materials
PhD student Jes Linnet hopes that a silver-based, transparent conductive electrode film offers a longer-lasting alternative for flexible screens and electronics.
Blog: Software
Simulation tools offer insight into the physical processes of heavy-duty engines. But what about natural wear and tear?
Question of the Week: Energy
Will Flexible Solar Cells Catch On?

Though a flexible solar cell offers exciting, new ways of powering vehicles, clothing, and other smart technologies, manufacturing the photovoltaic component is a challenge.

Blog: Semiconductors & ICs
Professor Jaana Vapaavuori spoke with Tech Briefs about the manufacturing methods that could someday decrease the cost and increase the lifetime of flexible solar cells.
Blog: Materials
How does a spider's glue maintain its stickiness, even in high humidity? Researchers in Akron investigated the question.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
What’s the Hold-Up with Digital Product Development?

Digital technologies are bringing big data, automation, and mobile capabilities to processes like IT, HR, sales, and marketing, but what is the hold-up with product development? Has your product development process been modernized and “digitized?”

Blog: Materials

Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design have demonstrated 3D printing with one of the Earth’s most abundant organic compounds: cellulose.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Quasi-1D materials will play an important role in device miniaturization.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

The just-published NIST Guide to Wireless Systems Deployments in industrial environments was developed by a group of experts on wireless communications from government, industry, and...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
A radically new electronic building block is being proposed.
Blog: Transportation
A reader asks: Will it be the OEMs or the Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers who will be purchasing 3D metal printing machines?
Podcasts: Materials

After a disaster like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf coast, what if a giant sponge could clean up the area and the wildlife around it?

Blog: Materials

There is plenty of moisture in the air — Professor Swee Ching Tan wants to harvest the humidity and put it to good use.

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Do You Trust Self-Driving Cars on Country Roads?

Most autonomous vehicles have been tested out in city environments, where tech companies like Google can build intricate 3D maps that lay out the exact position of every lane, curb, off-ramp, and street sign.

But what about areas with less definable features, like country roads or a...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensors Expo Preview 2018

The 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA from June 26 – 28. It is an opportunity to catch up on the latest trends and products in this increasingly important technology sector. Major themes of the event include IoT, maximizing the usefulness of raw data, and...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature IP68 Rated Data Recorder

The new SLICE IP68 data acquisition system from DTS (Seal Beach, CA) is designed to capture physical signals in challenging...

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The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

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Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

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Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration

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