February 1, 2018 Tech Briefs - February 2018 - Vol. 42 No. 2 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 Articles Products of Tomorrow: February 2018 Comparison Between Wave Soldering and Reflow Soldering Q&A Q&A: Georgia Tech's Dr. Shannon Yee Demonstrates Simple Biosensors, Powered by Body Heat 5 Ws 5Ws of the Quanta Image Sensor Facility Focus The MITRE Corporation NASA Spinoff Space-Based Bone Scanner Expands Medical Research Technology Leaders Don't Let Obsolescence Cause Your Test System to Flatline Tech Briefs Test & Measurement External Diagnostic Method to Detect Electrical Charging in Complex Ion Trapping Systems Development of Sodium Lidar for Spaceborne Missions Aerosol-to-Liquid Particle Extraction System (ALPES) Radar Scanner Tests Wind Turbine Blades for Defects Shoebox-Sized Chemical Detector Manufacturing & Prototyping Additive Manufacturing Unique Serialization Inexpensive Method for Manufacturing Supercapacitor Electrodes Method of Fabricating Ultra-Short-Gate-Length Thin-Film Transistors Using Optical Lithography Aluminum Electroplating Using Bromide Salts One-Step 3D Printing of Catalysts Software Algorithm Boosts Speed of 3D Printers Ad-Hoc Cache Hierarchies Increase Processing Speed and Reduce Energy Consumption EOS MLS Level 2 Data Processing Software, Version 4 The NiceC Programming Language APT Web Tool Echo Analysis Environment for Analyzing Large, Complex Datasets MorphoHawk Mathematic Morphology Software for Image and Data Analysis Materials Ultra-Strong, Lightweight, Elastic, Electrically Conductive Carbon Advanced Carbon Aerogels for Energy Applications Composite Materials Could Improve Respirator Filters Interlaminar Strengthening Concepts for Polymer Matrix Composites Conductive, High-Toughness Oxides Deposited by Plasma Spray-Physical Vapor Deposition (PS-PVD) Smart Fabric Stores Information Without Electronics Sensors/Data Acquisition SolidSense: Gas Analyzer on a Chip Compact Active Vibration Control System Sensor Detects Nuclear Weapon Solvent Depth Sensors for Time-of-Flight Imaging Solid-State Humidity Sensing Element Photonics/Optics Optical Product and Document Security Method Bend- and Twist-Sensing Optical Fiber Optical Method for Detecting Displacements and Strains at Ultra-High Temperatures During Thermo-Mechanical Testing Fourier Transform Spectrometer System New Optics See More with Less Energy Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC) for Solid-State Storage and Supply-on-Demand of Cryogenic Fluids Wireless Charging of Moving Electric Vehicles Wearable Solar Thermoelectric Generator Novel, Solid-State Hybrid Ultracapacitor Battery Superalloy Surface Treatment for Improved Performance of Power Turbines Products New on the Market: February 2018 Product of the Month: March 2018 Motion Design You can download this supplement. Briefs Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators Hydraulically Amplified Actuators Metamaterial Converts Linear Compression Forces into a Rotational Movement Software Brings Movement to Linear Actuators Articles Driver Design in Piezoelectric Motors Strengthening Data Cabling for Next-Generation Motion Control Applications Applications Optical Bonding of Automotive Smart Surfaces Simplifying Cloud-Based Remote Access and Data Logging Products New Products: February 2018 Motion Design View the discussion thread.