June 1, 2018 Tech Briefs - June 2018 - Vol. 42 No. 6 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 Paired Sleep Tracker and Light Therapy Tools Retrain Circadian Rhythms Shape Memory Alloys Achieve High Force and Precision Products of Tomorrow: June 2018 Connecting the Digital Twin: From Idea Through Production, to Customers and Back Application Briefs 3D-Printed Parts Key to NASA’s Orion Mission Q&A Q&A: OSU's Uranbileg Daalkhaijav Researches How to Rapidly Manufacture Soft Robots 5 Ws 5 Ws of The Sentinel Wrap Facility Focus Army Research Laboratory Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Precision CNT Cutting Mechanism Offset Compound Gear Inline Two-Speed Drive Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC) Nano-Sized Actuator Lifts Many Times its Weight Magnetic Induction Heating of Space Foods During Dispensing Under Weightless Conditions Method for Establishing Cool Flames and Flameless Fuel Oxidation with Zero Emissions Using Non-Equilibrium Plasma Activation Quick Disconnect for High-Pressure Mate/De-Mate Materials Method Converts Cotton Fabric Waste into Aerogel Radiation Detection with Plastic Scintillators Composite Film Enables Windows that Switch from Transparent to Color Compact Termination for Structural Soft Goods Low-Alloy, High-Impact-Toughness Steel Painted-on Coating Transforms Walls into Sensors and Interactive Surfaces Software Radiation Analysis Software Algorithm Provides Early Warning of Pathogen Exposure Bio-Medical Monitor Detects White Blood Cell Levels Removable Implant May Control Type 1 Diabetes Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Measurement Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity All-Terrain Wheelchair Mobile Health Platform Electronics & Computers Video Distribution & Storage Unit (VDSU) Transistor Material Provides Additional Computing Degrees of Freedom Fabrication Process Produces Nanostructures for Electronic Devices Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics Using Vanadium Dioxide to Create Programmable Electronic Functions Integrating Optical Components into Existing Chip Designs Auto-Zero Differential Amplifier Aerospace Corrosion and Coating Evaluation System Affordable Vehicle Avionics (AVA) VTOL UAV with the Cruise Efficiency of a Conventional Fixed-Wing UAV Ground-Based System Guides UAVs to Avoid Collisions Airborne Background Oriented Schlieren Technique Products Products New on the Market: June 2018 Sensor Technology Briefs Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM), Proven Cost-Effective, Add to Quality of Life for Diabetics Tiny Probe Can See and Measure Body Temperatures Tiny Injectable Sensor Could Provide Unobtrusive, Long-Term Alcohol Monitoring Automating Personal Safety with Wearable Smart Jewelry Photonic Biosensors Could Lead to Fast, Super-Accurate Diagnostics and Detection A High(er)-Definition Nose Sensor Could Improve Sensors that Sniff “Lighthouse” Detectors Minimize Workers’ Exposure to Dangerous Radiation Researchers Deploy Smart Technologies to Detect Blood Pressure and Arrhythmias Articles Sensors Expo Preview 2018 How Sophisticated Wearable Sensors are Changing Healthcare Applications Force Sensing — An Addition to the Physical Therapy Toolbox Products New Products: June 2018 Sensor Technology Motion Design Briefs Transparent Eel-Like Soft Robot Swims Silently Underwater Sensor-Free Smart Wheel “Intelligent” Rotor Blades React Quickly to Changing Conditions Articles Benefits of Using Encoders to Improve Step Motor System Performance Plastic Bearings Reduce Weight and Improve Durability Sensing the Future of Pneumatics Applications Guiding the Way in Automotive Plants Products New Products: June 2018 Motion Design View the discussion thread.