September 1, 2017 Tech Briefs - September 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 9 Here are links to this issue's Features, Tech Briefs, Products and more. You can download the complete issue, LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Don't have an account? Sign up here. Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Inside this issue Supplements Features Application Briefs Linear Encoders Enable More Accurate Observation of the Sun Articles Products of Tomorrow: September 2017 DIGITALIZATION: The New Critical Success Factor Q&A Q&A: NASA's Dr. James Thorpe Develops Instrumentation for Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Facility Focus National Institutes of Health NASA Spinoff Carbon Nanotube Resin Shores Up Boats and Bikes Tech Briefs Test & Measurement Portable Kit Recovers Traces of Chemical Evidence Overspeed Protection for Turbine Flowmeters in Cryogenic Applications Handheld Device with Reagents for Detection and Diagnostics Thermal Micro-Extraction Laboratory Container Screening Device (CSD) Software Software Suite for Identifying Suspicious Individuals Optimized Route Finding for Air and Ground Vehicles Automated Transfer Function Generator Python Interface to Dual-Pol Radar Algorithms (DualPol) Sound Lab (SLAB) Version 5 CornerStone Knowledge Acquisition and Synthesis Framework Middle-Out Graph Analytics NetEgg: Automated Code Generation for Software-Defined Networks Robust Method for Data Protection and Change Detection Materials Ultralight, Scalable, High-Temperature-Resilient Ceramic Nanofiber Sponges Water-Based, Recyclable Membrane Filters all Types of Nanoparticles Using Sunlight to Activate the Flow of Electrical Current in a New Material New Materials Could Turn Water into Solar Fuel Modified Surface Having Low Adhesion Properties to Mitigate Insect Residue Adhesion Microfabricated Particles as MRI Contrast Agents Self-Protected, Low-Temperature Nanosolder Resistive Heating-Assisted Infiltration and Cure (RHAIC) for Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Structural Composites Mechanics & Machinery Self-Regulating, Freezable Heat Exchanger for Spacecraft Low-Power, Lightweight, Ultra-Compact Reverse Water Gas Shift Reactor Inflatable Airlock Technologies Carbon Nanotube Purification Passive High-Temperature Sealing Device Tamper-Indicating Bolt Electronics & Computers Nanowire “Inks” for Paper-Based Printable Electronics Electrically Conducting Nanoscale Sheets for Reconfigurable Electronics 3D Chip Combines Computing and Data Storage Shaper Design in CMOS for High Dynamic Range Propulsion Wireless Ultrasonic Inspection Propulsion System Towed-Glider Airborne Launch System Cuts Costs and Increases Efficiency and Safety Multi-Pulse Motor (MPM) for Use with Electric Solid Propellants (ESP) Rotary Piston Engine Green Liquid Monopropellant Thruster for In-Space Propulsion Products Product of the Month: September 2017 Photonics & Imaging Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs X-Ray Scattering Constructs 3D Images of Nanoparticle Grains High-Resolution Imaging with Conventional Microscopes Cinematography on the Fly Microscope Can Scan Tumors During Surgery New Microscopy Method Breaks Color Barrier of Optical Imaging Changing the Nature of Optics in One Step Neuroimaging Technique May Help Predict Autism Among High-Risk Infants New Microscope Uses Adaptable Mirror to Create Clearer Images Applications Carbon Nanotube-Based Coatings Provide Extremely-High Surface Emissivity Flexible Liquid Lens Simplifies Inspection Articles Camera Trends 2017 How to Test Devices Used in Optical Communications Systems Products New Products: September 2017 Photonics & Imaging Technology Sensor Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Optical Sensor for Unknown Gas Detection Occupancy Sensing Using Wi-Fi Routers Expert in A Suitcase Cuts Power Bills 10% In Small Commercial Buildings Clean Water with Sandia Sensor Solution Project Helps Provide More Precise Detection and Understanding of Seismic Activity In Oklahoma Flying Metal Detectors? Printed Sensors Monitor Tire Wear in Real Time Articles Self-Powered Wireless Sensors in the Industrial Internet of Things Networking the IoT with IEEE 802.15.4/6LoWPAN Applications Surgeons Can Feel a Robot's Grip Topics: View the discussion thread.