See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

The promise of personalized medicine involves a simple device that keeps each person apprised of their level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers...

Articles: Materials
Products of Tomorrow: June 2021
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
WiFi RSSI Sensor Tracker for the ISS
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Astronaut Experience Inspires Single-Handed Drone Flight Controller
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Robotic Arm Will Head to the Moon
The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) is a first-of-its-kind robotic technology.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Product of the Month: June 2021 Tech Briefs
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Rectennas Reduce Our Need for Batteries?

Rectennas act a bit like your car antenna. Instead of picking up radio waves, however, the tiny optical devices absorb light and convert it into power. The rectenna featured in today’s top story, generated half a nanowatt – a small amount of power that its inventors hope to increase.

White Papers: Automotive
A New Era of Manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: $7 Billion of Possibilities Uncovered in Michigan

Michigan’s manufacturing industry is consistently a driver of economic growth. And it has been able to adapt and change with...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Right Machine Vision System Software: Buy vs. Build

Hardware is the common first step in developing a vision system. However, without the proper software support, challenges will quickly mount. Any organization with a need for a...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
How to Make an RFID Chip Even Smaller
NC State researchers have made what they believe to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip: a device measuring 125 micrometers (μm) by 245μm.
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
INSIDER: Motion Control
NASA Rover Seeks Moon Resources

As part of the Artemis program, NASA is planning to send its first mobile robot to the Moon in late 2023 in search of ice and other resources on and below the lunar surface. Data from the Volatiles...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
New Solutions to Further Enhance the Safe and Sustainable Use of EO

Ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization technology plays a vital role in enabling critical medical products and devices to safely reach patients worldwide. According to the FDA, “more than 20 billion devices sold in the U.S. every year are sterilized with EO, accounting for...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

While phased arrays have been used in radar applications for decades, recent trends are driving the adoption into other applications such as electronic warfare, satellite systems, and even 5G...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
When Should Designers Use Crossed Roller Bearings?

Crossed roller bearings provide more accuracy, rigidity, and weight-bearing capacity for linear motion than other commonly used friction-reducing devices such as ball bearings. And unlike...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will 'Zero-Impact' Planes Take Off?

Our May issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a hybrid-electric aircraft design from MIT that, according to its creators, could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent.

A reader asks: "What are the main challenges in simulating powertrain systems? What do we struggle to model now?"
Webinars: Medical
Miniaturization of Medical Components

The advent of minimally invasive surgery, combined with the demand for both portable and wearable devices, has led to the need for ever smaller components. From temperature sensors, integrated circuits, and miniature valves to micro motors and drive systems, miniaturized components are enabling a new...

A better aerogel features a kind of biological scaffold made from a surprising ingredient found in nature: seaweed.
On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Sony NUCLeUS: Groundbreaking Video-Over IP Imaging Capability for Post-Pandemic Product Design

The pandemic has triggered dramatic changes in technology for hospital design and integration. The need to access and easily route important video and vital patient data to anywhere – at any time – within a facility to care for high-risk...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
0.50mm: A Case Study in Miniaturization

As electrical content in vehicles continues to increase, the need for miniaturized automotive terminals and connectors is greater than ever. But OEMs are often hesitant to move to the smaller...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Metal-Free Batteries Catch On?

Our lead story today highlighted a metal-free battery that degrades on demand. While a cobalt-less battery has its sustainability benefits, more work will need to be done for the Texas A&M-developed technology to compete with the lithium-ion standard.

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