INSIDER: Propulsion

This new advance could pave the way for smaller, lighter, and more effective micro flying robots for environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and deployment in hazardous...

INSIDER: Software

Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid their navigation, rather...


In the fifteenth century, artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci envisioned a craft that flew using a single helix-shaped propeller — the aerial screw — viewed by many...

Podcasts: Energy
Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle is leveraging its sustainable process to provide an end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries.
Blog: Energy
A reader asks: Is the design approach for electric vehicles similar to a vehicle with an internal combustion engine?
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
The Ultimate Guide to PCB Hardware

From managing space to conductivity in your application, there are lots of factors to take into consideration when building electrical solutions. This guide will help you when designing data cabinets, home...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
2in1: confocal sensors for submicron displacement and thickness measurements

In this era of Industry 4.0, sensors deployed in the manufacturing environment must perform high speed measurements and deliver high precision results so as to...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Do You See Valuable Applications for ‘Meta-Sense?’

A Tech Brief this month highlighted a manufacturing method from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that integrates sensing capabilities into 3D-printed objects.

White Papers: Defense
Your Quick Guide to Custom Knobs

To learn more about the different types of knobs available or which ones to select for your specific application, download this product guide.

Briefs: Materials
A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new control mechanism may prove useful in devices that make use of optical signals.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

The 2020s is truly the decade of electrification! Thanks to rapidly dropping battery prices and the growing number of countries announcing plans to ban the sale of...

Blog: Energy
The two components offer predictable responses that support new robots and new energy-absorbing materials.
Articles: Software
SAE WCX 2022 will convene the engineering community to connect, learn, and collaborate on the biggest issues facing the mobility industry.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new technique for measuring the performance of lithium batteries uses thermal waves to measure local lithium concentration as a function of depth inside battery electrodes.
Question of the Week: Design
Would You Luge?

Could You Go 90 Miles an Hour in a Luge?

Blog: Data Acquisition
Which machinery requires constant monitoring? According to one industry expert, the answer boils down to “Criticality.”
White Papers: Aerospace
Radial O-ring Seal Hermetic Electrical Feedthroughs

Douglas Electrical Components manufactures hermetic electrical feedthroughs with a variety of mechanical interfaces suitable for vacuum and high pressures. Radial O-ring feedthroughs...

Podcasts: Design
A new approach to designing luge sleds could help shave off those extra 1/1000 of a second that can be the difference between silver and gold at the Olympics.
Tech Talks: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Many high-end technologies require the use of electron beams for their end use. These items include radar components, oncology equipment, satellite communications, and linear...

Blog: Data Acquisition
Data centers have found a more efficient way of handling power. So, what led to the better power path?
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An AI framework enables scientists to improve an imaging technique, enhancing the performance of electron microscopes.
Question of the Week: Manned Systems
Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Future?

In the summer of 2020, The Port of Los Angeles received 10 heavy-duty trucks, each having one defining component in common: a hydrogen fuel cell.

NASA Spinoff: Lighting
NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
White Papers: Automotive
Wireless Communications for Automotive Applications

In the past decades, wireless communications has evolved from a circuit-switched voice call service to a ubiquitous communications network. Automotive is not just a service application...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Taking the Pulse of Combustion

In the last 30 years, there has been significant regulatory pressure for gas turbine manufacturers and users to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. In response to these regulatory initiatives, gas turbine...

Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Dr. Israel Owens and his team at Sandia National Laboratories have used a crystal smaller than a dime and a laser smaller than a shoebox to safely measure 20 million volts without making physical contact to the electrode.