Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technology welds adjacent 3D-printed layers more effectively, thereby increasing the reliability of the final part.
Articles: Internet of Things
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Briefs: Software
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The DONKI application provides daily interpretations of space weather observations, analysis, and models.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Aerospace
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
With a technique first used at NASA, researchers are making glasses that can improve your concentration.
Briefs: Imaging
This rapid and cost-effective technique yields a uniform etched surface with 99.5 percent emissivity.
5 Ws: Materials
The battery can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Material for Wearable Biosensors
Electrospinning is used to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system treats light-responsive disorders or deficits such as eating disorders, sleep problems, hormone-sensitive cancers, and cardiovascular disorders.
Briefs: Materials
A new method of linking materials with unique mechanical properties could enable robots made of robots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.
Briefs: Aerospace
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Q&A: Energy
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Application Briefs: Materials
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This optical-based device measures position, velocity, and torque.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Products: Imaging
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.

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