Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Aerospace & Defense - September 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about the technology driving the Mars 2020 rover, how NASA will use GPS to...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Design-for-Assembly Fundamentals To Get PCBs Back Faster

If your PCB cannot be fabricated and assembled, any other design decisions simply do not matter. Additionally, just because your board can be fabricated, does not necessarily mean it...

A NASA team is working on Mars robot autonomy to make future rovers more intelligent, to enhance safety, to improve productivity, and to drive faster and farther. Two novel...

The Army Research Laboratory released a software suite that simulates conditions of an underground tunnel network. Researchers interested in developing robots for subterranean environments can...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
The New DIS ISO/SAE 21434: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering

The Automotive Cybersecurity Draft International Standard (DIS) ISO/SAE 21434 has just been published. There are 15 clauses in this release of the standard with 17 cybersecurity management processes. A new clause has been added from the previous version on continuous...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Practical Guide to Electrical Enclosures for Industrial Applications

AutomationDirect’s Enclosures Handbook provides informative chapters on selecting the correct enclosures for your environment, NEMA and IP ratings as well as thermal...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Sound Support Valuable Robotics Tasks?

Our lead story today demonstrated how Carnegie Mellon researchers are building a dataset of sounds to help robots detect specific objects.

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Single-molecule Localisation Microscopy (Smlm): How to Overcome the Abbe Diffraction Limit?

The Abbe diffraction barrier, which fundamentally restricted the lateral optical resolution to 200 – 300 nm until the early 1990s, can be overcome...

White Papers: Power
Electric Vehicle Battery System - Standards Solutions & Test

In this all-encompassing ebook about Electric Vehicle Battery Standards and Solutions, you will learn about new EV Battery Standards and factors to consider. You will get an...

Tech Talks: Aerospace
Ultra-Thin, Lightweight, Waterproof Coatings for Unmanned Vehicles

Used extensively in the aerospace industry, ultra-thin and lightweight Parylene conformal coatings provide dependable protection in extreme environmental conditions for components used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while adding little dimension and mass. Parylenes...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Clang! Robots Detect Objects By Sound
Carnegie Mellon researcher Lerrel Pinto wants to prove that sound can be a valuable asset for robots.
Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.

Automotive lighting engineers and designers face increasing challenges as electronics and lighting converge with electric, autonomous, and styling trends. Solutions are needed...

Tech Talks: Medical
Force Measurement: Enabling the Future of Medtech

In the rapidly evolving field of surgical robotics, precision is literally at the robot's fingertips, as miniaturized force sensors bring advanced sensing capabilities to the very tip of prosthetic tools. This Tech Talk discusses how these kinds of advanced force and torque measurement...

On-Demand Webinars: Defense
OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing

The U.S. Department of Defense and other users are demanding the implementation of open standards and interoperability, not just at the board level but also at the system level to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk. The OpenVPX Architectural...

Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will Rovers Find Life Below the Surface of Mars?

Our lead story today highlighted a hypothesis from astrophysicist Dimitra Atri. Atri believes that the sub-surface conditions of Mars could be home to organic molecules.

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips, Part 1

This white paper was developed to help avoid the downtime, costs and frustration involved when the wrong plastic tubing or reinforced hose is ordered. Topics include pressure and vacuum...

White Papers: Medical
Superior Alloys for Innovative Medical Implant Devices

Precision rolling and shaping of stainless steels and special metals plays an integral role in creating life-saving medical devices. With industry-leading dimensional control, real-time...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Scientist Proposes Life on Mars, Below the Surface
Although life has not been found on Mars just year, a researcher from NYU thinks there could be life...under it.
A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will SpaceBok Someday Reach the Moon?

Our lead story today highlights the jumping space robot known as SpaceBok.

“We are at the stage where we want to go into more challenging environments: caves, craters, highlands, areas in which we would find water or other volatiles, or information about the geological history of a certain...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
On-Demand Web Seminar: The Future of Manufacturing and Product Support in Aerospace/Defense

Aerospace and defense companies are experiencing a digital transformation that is leading to a period of exciting innovation. However, this also means they are faced with delivering new, more complex products to their customers faster and with...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA’s Robot Hotel Gets Its Occupants

A protective storage unit for robotic tools called Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS) was among the items launched to the International Space Station last December as part of SpaceX’s resupply services...

White Papers: Automotive
BCON+ High Voltage Connection System: Touch-Safe Bolt Termination for Traction Batteries

TE Connectivity’s new BCON+ high voltage connection system is a versatile, compact, robust, and touch-safe solution for interconnecting cell modules...

On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is It Finally Here?

Bin picking comes in many shapes and sizes, from high payload automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing applications, to pick and drop e-commerce order fulfillment and part...

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
How to Test a Living Sensor, Made with Bacteria
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.
Hendrik Kolvenbach sees the best way to get around on the moon as less of a step and more of a giant leap. Learn how Hendrik created a jumping space robot called Spacebok.

This 30-minute Webinar examines a proprietary shapeable desiccant that features remarkable compressive strength and can be shaped to fit into limited or complex...

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