Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for...

"View it as an infrared privacy shield," says Professor Mikhail Kats.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
Modeling Interactions in Energy-Based Medical Devices Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

If you are interested in learning how to design, simulate, and prototype energy-based medical devices, then tune into this 60-minute Webinar featuring guest speaker Daniel Smith from Emphysys.

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would You Cook with ‘Julia?’

Last week, we highlighted five CES 2020 technologies that are adding intelligence to everyday aspects of the home. One featured “Smart Home” technology included “Julia,” an all-in-one cooker that performs a variety of kitchen tasks: chopping, whisking, steaming, weighing ingredients, and even kneading...

White Papers: Aerospace
Metal Finishing White Paper: Electropolishing to Improve Corrosion Protection

One of the most common applications for electropolishing is to enhance corrosion resistance on a wide variety of metal alloys, specifically stainless steel....

To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.
White Papers: FDA/Regulatory
Insider's Guide - How to Select a Quality Management System

Picking the right QMS solution is an important decision for any organization and can be the catalyst for important quality improvements to be made throughout the year.

White Papers: Aerospace
Enhancing Aerospace Interior Design with Lightweight Positioning Technology

The continued pressure from airlines to aircraft manufacturers to keep fuel costs down drives the need to engineer light weight, fuel efficient planes. For aircraft...

Tech Talks: Materials
Cassette-S4: Advanced Sealing for Extreme Off-Highway Conditions

In today’s mobile machinery markets, equipment that offers long-term reliability and power is key to industrial success. Whether cultivating crops in flooded fields or digging foundations in rock-hard ground, agricultural and construction machinery is routinely exposed to...

Question of the Week: Transportation
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Industry Secrets to PCB Thermal Management

Allowing your board’s temperature to fluctuate excessively and rise to extremes can be detrimental to the lifespan of your design. This eBook covers everything related to thermal management, from...

NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
White Papers: Defense
Putting VPX and Open VPX to Work

Before the advent of OpenVPX, designers of embedded systems took advantage of the extreme connectivity offered by VPX (VITA 46), but were faced with a virtually unlimited number of possible implementations....

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems

FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. Programmable logic technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such...

Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Will We Use Satellites to Fix Satellites?

A recent INSIDER described one researcher’s idea to fix a broken satellite: Send up a repair satellite! Read the Tech Briefs Q&A for details.

A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
Increased laser capacity has enabled, and will continue to enable, new manufacturing possibilities.
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.

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