Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The fiber contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate among 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces.
Briefs: Materials
The device provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near-perfect efficiency.
Products: Test & Measurement
The PM-50 graphical panel meter is available as a 3.5" or 4.3" graphical touchscreen display.
White Papers: Motion Control
Factors To Consider When Choosing An Actuator of Four Feet Or Less

Smooth motion, fast accelerations and a high degree of accuracy are hallmark requirements for linear movement actuators. Increasingly, miniaturization has added the...

Tech Talks: Medical
How to Improve Device Service Lifetime Through Advanced Material Science

In the early stages of design, engineers have the challenging task of finding which material will lead to the best working solution. This 10-minute Tech Talk examines how to accelerate and extend the service life of medical devices without compromising on the cost...

Products: Software
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Your Guide to 4,000 Solutions

Find the best product for your project by following this guide and sampling free products. Our main objective is to be a solutions partner by delivering cost-effective solutions, improve processes and provide...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Metal-to-Composite Conversion with Injection-Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

Tried and true metals deliver structural performance but have limitations that often push engineers to consider substitutes. Whether you need to reduce weight, gain greater design flexibility, or lower manufacturing costs, long fiber composites are...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University's Iris rover is bolted in and ready for its journey to the moon.

INSIDER: Motion Control

People rarely walk at a constant speed and a single incline. We change speed when rushing to the next appointment, catching a crosswalk signal, or going for a casual stroll in the park. Slopes...


Modern agricultural tractors contain so much cutting-edge technology, they rival even the latest spacecraft. But the back end is still old-school, relying largely on fossil...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, making it exceptionally nimble and capable of...

White Papers: Imaging
2D/3D Profile Measurements in Factory Automation & Machine Building

scanCONTROL laser scanners are among the most powerful profile sensors with regard to accuracy and measurement rate are used for precise inline 2D and 3D measurements in...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

The era of the traditional carmaker is over. With electrification and advancements in ADAS technologies, vehicle development has become a complex...

Webinars: Medical

Self-adhesive liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) that bond to many plastics and metals without a primer or physical pretreatment are particularly advantageous for...

On-Demand Webinars: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Microchip AI & Machine Learning Basics and Solutions

Learn how embedded machine learning can reduce costs and improve efficiency in this Webinar hosted by Avnet and Microchip Technology. Discover the benefits of machine learning for applications such as smart embedded vision, smart predictive maintenance, smart human machine interfaces...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Microneedles Catch On?

A brand-new episode of our podcast series Here’s an Idea looks at microneedles, specifically their use in delivering drugs and vaccines. The array of tiny injectors, less than a millimeter in height, avoid nerve endings and feel a bit like Velcro. The patch creates little, micron size pathways that lead a...

White Papers: Transportation
A Primer on Small Wire Crimping

Trends toward miniaturization and electronification, especially in the automotive industry, are driving increased demand for small wire terminations. TE Connectivity defines small wires as anything that has a...

White Papers: Aerospace
Maximizing Power in High-Reliability Applications: Applying SWaP to Connectivity

How does Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) relate to connector selection for high-reliability applications? This white paper highlights key considerations design...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
Transforming CAD Data Management: How Companies Improve Access to Design Data with the Cloud

Today, product leaders are seeking to improve innovation and accelerate time to market by rethinking legacy file-based CAD and PDM systems. Increasingly, they are turning to cloud-based solutions to eliminate version control headaches and the...

Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Microneedles offer an intriguing alternative to the drug-delivery devices we know and don't love.
On-Demand Webinars: Energy
Effective Power Management: Minimizing Downtime and Maximizing Efficiency

Comprehensive monitoring of real-time power conditions throughout a facility helps ensure the safe, reliable, efficient, and compliant operation of systems, protecting the assets connected to them. Power management systems prevent disturbances of operations while...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have devised and tested a highly sensitive method of detecting and counting defects in...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

JILA scientists have boosted the sensitivity of their decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer a thousandfold, enabling it to detect additional biomarkers of disease...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Boron is a versatile non-metal element, but until the last five years, chemists have only theorized about the useful properties and applications of two-dimensional...

INSIDER: Materials

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from NTU Singapore have created a new type of light sensor that is...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials

As materials continue to advance, a variety of coating solutions are being used to enhance reliability and add measurable value to applications around the world.