This technology could lead to the creation of fully functional quantum computers.
Squid skin inspires a new material with heat-regulating properties.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Innovators Recognized for Creating the Future 2019
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
When combined with saltwater, rust can be a source of electricity.
A simple modification can improve the capability of turbulent heat exchangers by 500%.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Macro-Fiber Composite (MFC) Actuator
This technology has applications in sonar, range measuring, directional-force sensors, flow meters, and vibration/noise sensing and control.
This innovation dynamically provides fast signal processing and precision measurement.
The device could impact composites manufacturing and health monitoring.
Briefs: Materials
Durable Polyimide Aerogels
Stronger and flexible, polyimide aerogels provide insulation and structural support.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Product of the Month: December 2019 Tech Briefs
The GNV-720 and GNV-725 humidity temperature meters from Global Specialties feature three environmental sensors.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2019

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...

New measurements could help experts guess the location and size of the next earthquake.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Right Manufacturing Partner Can Save You Costs and Development Time

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is fast becoming an essential part of the modern manufacturing toolkit because of the powerful advantages it offers. Industry...

Question of the Week: Imaging
Will the Ability to Manipulate Virtual Objects in Real-World Scenes Help Your Design and Manufacturing Efforts?

A Tech Briefs TV video this week demonstrated a Brown University system called Portal-ble. The augmented-reality technology allows you to place virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on smartphone screens. Users can then...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aluminum Joining Methods: Welding vs. Adhesives
Our expert examines the pros and cons of welding, adhesives, and other metal joining methods.
White Papers: Energy
Test of Complex Autonomous Vehicle Designs

Autonomous vehicles (AV) combine multiple sensors, computers and communication technology to make driving safer and improve the driver’s experience. Learn about design and test of complex sensor...

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to create a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in...

MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views. The model uses its own...

If you’ve ever tried to hold a camera steady for a long exposure in low light, you know exactly what happens: the camera shakes and the image blurs. The same can happen with images from...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
How to Effectively Estimate Parameters for Battery Modeling

Battery models are widely used to simulate the cooling, performance, and aging of batteries.

Computed tomography is being used in the medical and industrial field. An expert explains how the two imaging techniques differ.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
How to Validate Vehicle Behavior and Passenger Experience in Real-Time, Without Sacrificing Accuracy

Validation of autonomous vehicles requires two kind of simulations: how the AI will behave and how the vehicle itself will behave. For the latter, high-fidelity real-time models are essential to understand vehicle dynamics holistically,...

A new charging cell wants to use low-grade heat from our industrial processes to power our devices.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Multi-Injection SCR Lines for Optimal System NOx Reduction

This 30-minute technical talk examines how multi-injection SCR line solutions achieve ultra-low nitrogen oxide values in diesel engine emissions. The speakers also offer insight on how to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete subsystem design work in order to bring...

Question of the Week: Transportation
Will We Develop Trust in Autonomous Drones and Vehicles?

For developers of A.I.-guided drones and autonomous technologies, failure is not an option.

White Papers: Automotive
Excellent Resistant Seal for Automotive Coolant Fluid

Conventional fluoroelastomers degrade rapidly in the presence of modern cooling fluids. New fluoroelastomers, developed by DAIKIN, has low-temperature flexibility as well as good fuel and...

Will we be able to trust autonomous drones? We explore the question in our latest episode of Here's an Idea.
White Papers: Medical
Current Trends in Medical Kit Packaging

In days of yore, when house calls were common, physicians used black leather bags to tote instruments from appointment to appointment. Those medical bags are long gone, but the logic behind them - a...

White Papers: Automotive
Analyzing Li-ion Battery Components

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach 93.1 billion USD by 2025. This is largely driven by increased usage in electric vehicles, grid storage, and portable consumer electronics where...

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