Briefs: Test & Measurement
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optimizing a CubeSat with Architected Materials
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New York, NY

In today’s strategic information environment, the ability to rapidly respond to ever-changing technology needs is an essential asset for any organization that...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
These actuators provide active flow control for airfoil surfaces and supersonic inlets of wing-borne vehicles.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Trunk Support Assists Those with Spinal Cord Injury
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Mary Hardgrove spearheads an entire assembly department that provides next-generation mechanical cable innovations
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
This new understanding can help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage and decreased device lifespans.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Copper Strengthens 3D-Printed Titanium
Titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could create high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
An engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: Army Test and Evaluation Command
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electrically Non-Conductive Ladder Fall Protection
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
We spoke with five women who lead their fields in engineering and science
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Production Method for High-Performance Polymer
A new composite nanoparticle catalyst produces a polymer to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.

Dr. Valle, an academic professional in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, received her...

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
The coating can prevent the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: March 2020 Tech Briefs

Midwest Engineered Systems, Waukesha, WI, offers the ADDere metal 3D printing system that consists of a 6-axis industrial robot combined with a 2-axis coordinated motion workpiece...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned Systems - March 2020

The latest advances in aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems are covered in this special report, a compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - March 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, automotive, communications, and other key fields. This compendium of recent articles is presented by the editors of...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Miniature Cartridge Heaters

Miniature cartridge heaters are designed to fit applications where space is at a premium. They are available in low, medium and high watt densities. Applications including medical devices, printers, monitoring...

University of Washington engineer James Koch observed patterns in a promising, but often-unpredictable rocket part: The rotating detonation engine.

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