This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Assembly of Photovoltaic Arrays
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Aerogel-Reinforced Composites
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
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A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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The dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Briefs: Imaging
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by precisely locating the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Algorithm Improves Navigation of Autonomous Driving Robots
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Briefs: Motion Control
Octopus-Inspired Soft Robotic Arm
The Tentacle Bot can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects.
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An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.

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