Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible, Thin-Film Battery

Computers or smartphones with folding screens, smart clothing, and wearable sensors all require an energy source, which is usually a lithium-ion battery. These are typically heavy and rigid, making them...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: February 2021 Battery Technology
Board-to-board connectors, supercapacitors, li-ion batteries, and more.
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nano Diamond Battery Provides Universal Applicability
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Compact Infrared Spectrometer
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink
By emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, green products such as clothes, packaging, and furniture can be manufactured with unique properties.
This tool provides faster and more detailed composite damage simulation results.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
A newly developed architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
The material could help protect both civilian and military personnel in earthquakes.
This quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple, and safe as classical computer languages.
The sensor is suitable for both overt and covert applications, and can detect multiple and variable targets.
Briefs: Software
High-Fidelity Sonic Boom Propagation Tool
The sBOOMTraj software tool predicts and mitigates ground noise generated during supersonic flight.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
The technology welds adjacent 3D-printed layers more effectively, thereby increasing the reliability of the final part.
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Briefs: Aerospace
Space Weather Database
The DONKI application provides daily interpretations of space weather observations, analysis, and models.
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Composites for High-Temperature Uses
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.

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