Blog: Aerospace
A NASA expert explains the big difference between the lunar south pole and the Moon's equator.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Engineered Fillers for Vehicle Lightweighting: Doing More With Less

Weight reduction is an ongoing concern in the automotive industry. OEMs are pushing their Tier 1s to reduce the weight of their end products so the weight of the total vehicle is minimized. Lower weight is directly correlated to improved fuel efficiency and range as well...

Blog: Aerospace
A reader asks about NASA's Artemis mission: "Are there other objectives for specifically lunar operations besides preparing and training for Mars mission?"
Blog: Aerospace
Before human explorers can head to the Moon and beyond, they need to tackle these three important tasks.
Blog: Aerospace
As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the Moon, human explorers will have to handle microgravity conditions and other elements that take a toll on the body.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Modeling the mechanics of the strongest punch in the animal kingdom, researchers built a robot that mimics the movement of the mantis shrimp, whose club-like appendages accelerate faster...

INSIDER: Motion Control

University of Houston researchers developed an electrochemical actuator that uses specialized organic semiconductor nanotubes (OSNT). The device exhibits high actuation performance...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Managing the Complexity of Sealing Battery Housings in Electric Mobility Applications

As the world of E-mobility continues to rapidly evolve, robust sealing solutions remain critical for high-performance operation and extended service life. One such area where the challenges of sealing involve more than just perimeter length is battery...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
Artemis: Back to the Moon

With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. NASA is continuing America's journey of discovery by developing space technologies and building the next-generation rocket, spacecraft,...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Laser Cooking Catch On?

Our lead story today looked at a cutting-edge way to prepare food: Laser cooking.

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Select the Right Interchangeable Pneumatic Actuator for Your Application

When your operation calls for a pneumatic actuator, you’ll find a wide range of products available from various manufacturers. But because no two applications are...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Cross Platform 3D Laser Scanner

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division (North Kingstown, RI) announced its new AS1 Scanner. The modular blue laser line scanner...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...

INSIDER: Imaging

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are an unsung hero of the lighting industry. They run efficiently, give off little heat, and last for a long time. Now scientists are looking at new materials to...

INSIDER: Medical

Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory recently assessed the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically...

Blog: Photonics/Optics
With the help of additive-manufacturing techniques and software-controlled lasers, Blutinger and his colleagues are digitizing the cooking process.
Blog: Design
A reader asks an industry expert from IBM: How is feature-based modeling better than a bill of materials?
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Don’t Let the Future of High-Voltage Cables Shock You

Government emission standards have led to the rapid growth of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs, which in turn has led to a rapid increase in the use of large gauge wires and cables. Harness manufacturers must take care to ensure quality connections in the harsh environments where these cables...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Software Reuse in Automotive Engineering

There are few engineering approaches that have as large an impact on software quality and time to market than engineering for reuse. Most engineers are familiar with reuse from a mechanical platform approach (e.g., Volkswagen's MQB platform).

On-Demand Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics
Advanced High-Peak-Power Semiconductor Laser Transmitter Solutions for LiDAR

LiDAR for high-level autonomous driving is quickly progressing into mass deployment for everyday use. Several new car models announced for 2021-2022 launch will be equipped with the latest LiDAR technology, signaling an incoming wave of LiDAR commercialization....

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Our Buildings Store Energy Like Giant Batteries?

Our September issue of Battery Technology highlighted rechargeable cement-based batteries that can be utilized as functional concrete. The achievement from Chalmers University of Technology, according to the battery’s developers, lays the groundwork for entire buildings that could someday...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Connecting the Factories of Tomorrow - Today

With the rise of IIoT, production systems are driving toward a “seamlessly connected” future, in which all mechanical, electrical and intelligent interfaces work together as one complete...

White Papers: Medical
Your Solution to 7 Metal Surface Problems

Electropolishing is the preferred finishing method for critical metal parts across industries.

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
The Role of Multi-Angle Spectrophotometers in Color Measurement

With the sophistication of new pearlescent and metallic automotive paints and coatings, it has become more difficult than ever to quantify color, especially on a curved surface. This 30-minute Webinar examines how to meet the challenges of measuring metallic and pearlescent...

Articles: Automotive
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
An industry expert explains why automotive manufacturers are turning to a "floating" board-to-board connection.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
Tech Talks: Medical
Transforming Catheter Design with Advanced Performance Materials

If you’re like many medical device designers and design engineers, standard industry materials may be preventing you from achieving your optimal design in devices such as catheters. As devices evolve, thinner walls can lead to a higher level of functionality. So, how do...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Thermoplastic Solutions to Address Trends and Needs in Automotive Exterior and Interior Trim

Vehicles are changing in response to trends, new requirements, and increasingly complex designs. In this 30-minute Webinar, interior and exterior trim applications are the focus. How can engineering thermoplastic technologies help meet changing...

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