Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Graphene-Reinforced Carbon Fiber
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Hummingbird Robot Uses AI to Maneuver in Tight Spaces
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Device Detects Magnetic Fields
The magnetic device is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power, and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Nanomaterial Gives Robots Chameleon Skin
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wireless “Pacemaker” for the Brain
This neurostimulator could deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
The “E-dermis” will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printed Polymer Makes Integrated Airplane Parts
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Automated Robotic Device for Faster Blood Testing
This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
People who use sign language could communicate directly with non-signers, without needing someone else to translate for them.
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: September 2020
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Occulter for CubeSat Coronagraph
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Briefs: Medical
Smartphone App Detects Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
The CRADLE app allows parents to screen their children for eye disorders more often throughout their development.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Technologies Interpret Mood from the Skin
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Briefs: Medical
Biomaterial Shields Against Harmful Radiation
A new form of melanin can protect human tissue from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.

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