Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Halo replaces all metal retractors with one simple, one-size-fits-all design.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Articles: Aerospace
With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, NASA will return humans to the lunar surface.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Once triggered, the enzyme-embedded plastics self-destruct, completely degrading and eliminating microplastics in days.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Articles: Photonics/Optics
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Artemis I will launch from Kennedy Space Center into Earth orbit, where it will travel 40,000 miles beyond the Moon.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
UpFront: Unmanned Systems
How to be a NASA intern; a new ideas for moon fabrics; and NASA's need for a better rover.
Briefs: Wearables
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Briefs: Motion Control
Low-voltage DC stepper and servo drives offer space-saving options for applications traditionally handled by AC servo drives.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Briefs: Imaging
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The 2D materials boost device performance for electronic devices, solar cells, batteries, and medical equipment.
Briefs: Imaging
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Briefs: Materials
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Briefs: Materials
The material could be used to create housing in outer space.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo.
Briefs: Aerospace
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.

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