Question of the Week : Materials
Will sponges effectively soak up oil spills?

This week’s lead INSIDER story highlights the Oleo sponge – a reusable material that may someday support oil-spill remediation efforts.

What do you think? Will sponges effectively soak up oil spills?

Tech Talks : Medical
Integrating Infection Prevention: 3 Commonly Asked Questions about UVC LEDs

An increase of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the growing sector of people 65 and older, improved access to healthcare in developing countries, coupled with strict reporting guidelines, demand new infection-prevention methods for overburdened healthcare environments. In...

Tech Talks : Electronics & Computers
Choosing Innovative Climate Control Products in Industrial Applications

Mission-critical electronic components are getting smaller and more efficient, but they’re also generating greater heat within enclosures. It is imperative that heat load be removed to avoid heat-related downtime, as well as prolong the life of the equipment.

News : Defense
Answering Your Questions: Is This the End of VME?
A reader asked our expert: What technology will spell the beginning of the end for the VME embedded computing platform?
White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Road to Autonomous Driving: Transforming Vision Into Reality

This paper examines the trends and innovations around autonomous driving and the role of data connectors, antennas, and sensors in various autonomous driving use cases. Specifically, it will look at the new technology challenges and the key technology enablers required to overcome...

White Papers : Automotive
Testing of Real-Time Criteria in ISO 26262 Related Projects - Maximizing Productivity Using a Certified COTS Test Automation Tool

Increasing productivity along the development and verification process of safety-related projects is an important aspect in today’s technological developments, which need to be ever more efficient. The increase of...

Blog : Green Design & Manufacturing
Reusable ‘Oleo’ Sponge Soaks Up Oil Spills

A reusable sponge from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory cleans up spills – not in the kitchen, but on the coast.

On-Demand Webinars : Electronics & Computers
The Future of VME / Rugged Computing in the Military

VMEbus is arguably the most common form factor used in military computer systems. Originally developed in 1981, it’s still widely used today because not only are there so many legacy systems in the field, but it also has proven to be very adaptable and upgradeable, giving birth to offshoots...

White Papers : Medical
High-volume Manufacturing: Essential Points to Consider Before You Scale Up

​​​Many medical devices begin their lifecycles designed for low-volume manufacturing. But successful scaling to a high-volume process requires foresight and planning to reap the benefits of automation. Follow these important guidelines during initial product design...

Question of the Week : Electronics & Computers
Will All-Liquid 3D-Printing lead to ‘Liquid Electronics’?

A recent video on Tech Briefs TV featured an achievement from Berkeley Lab scientists who have developed a way to print all-liquid 3D structures.

The researchers envision their reconfigurable material being used to someday construct liquid electronics and to power stretchable...

News : Medical
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Robotics are increasingly find a role in patient rehabilitation. But are the technologies safe?
On-Demand Webinars : Materials
Fast, Reliable Coating Analysis with the Phenom XL Desktop SEM

In this 30-minute Webinar, experts from Nanoscience Instruments will examine fast, reliable coating analysis with the Phenom XL Desktop SEM.

Blog : Materials
Sponge-Inspired XSTAT Device Quickly Seals Gunshot Wounds
With a syringe-like applicator, the XSTAT hemostatic tool injects small, rapidly-expanding sponges into a wound cavity.
On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
A Paradigm Shift in C-code Development for Automotive ECUs

Today’s embedded automotive systems are ever more complex and must satisfy increasing levels of safety and security requirements. In this 45-minute Webinar, we will explore an innovative new software design concept that provides remarkably simple ways to address these challenges. For...

Question of the Week : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Can a Harpoon Help with Space Clean-Up?

Once released from the International Space Station, the "RemoveDEBRIS" spacecraft will facilitate four demonstrations. One of the ideas: A harpoon. During the scheduled RemoveDEBRIS demo, the spear will be aimed at a target plate made of representative satellite materials.

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