Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Briefs: Medical
Smartphone App Detects Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
The CRADLE app allows parents to screen their children for eye disorders more often throughout their development.
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Briefs: Aerospace
Biomaterial Shields Against Harmful Radiation
A new form of melanin can protect human tissue from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
In place of flat breadboards, 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Hermetically Sealed Semiconductors
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Technique Mass-Produces Cell-Sized Robots
This process could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring.
Inspired by parasites, the tiny needles could help eliminate painful shots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electronics Cooling Using Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum Error Correction Method
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tunable, Chip-Based, Vortex Microlaser and Detector
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Wireless Power for Neural Stimulation
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Executive Forum: Machine Learning & AI
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Acoustic Monitoring of Laser Welds
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.

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