September 1, 2018 Tech Briefs - September 2018 - Vol. 42 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 Articles Products of Tomorrow: September 2018 How Augmented Reality Will Disrupt the Manufacturing Industry Multifunctional, Integrated, Photonic Lab-on-a-Chip for Astronaut Health Monitoring Key Considerations When Selecting a Connector Solution: Addressing Materials, Layout, and Assembly Aspects Key Considerations When Selecting a Connector Solution: Choosing a Suitable Connector Supplier Application Briefs NASA's Robotic Sniffer Finds Space Station Leak Coating Erosion Tests Help Keep Mars 2020 Rover Safe Q&A Q&A: NYU's Dr. André D. Taylor Shows Pathway for Perovskite Cells 5 Ws 5 Ws of a Simple Nerve Gas Detector Facility Focus National Renewable Energy Laboratory NASA Spinoff Planet-Navigating AI “Brain” Helps Drones and Cars Avoid Collisions Tech Briefs Materials Metamaterial Device Controls Transmission and Reflection of Acoustic Waves High-Kinetic-Energy Penetrator Shielding and High-Wear-Resistance Materials Fabricated with Boron Nitride Nanotubes and BNNT Polymer Composites Catalytic Mechanism Converts CO2 to Methanol Coatings Make Natural Fabrics Waterproof Melt-Cast Explosive Material Manufacturing & Prototyping 3D-Printed Active Materials for Robots Controlled Manufacture of Porous Silicon Carbide Test & Measurement Nano/Micro Mechanical Environmental Test Cell Microtesting Rig Device Detects Explosives, Drugs, or Lead Stray Energy Indicator for Pyrotechnic Applications Carbon Dioxide Collection and Pressurization Technology Active Measurement Cancellation Flexible, Compliant, Multiline Microprobes for Measuring Material Electrical Properties Electronics & Computers Technique Boosts Capacity of Computer Storage Electrical Contact to Molecules in Semiconductor Structures Novel Synaptic Architecture for Brain-Inspired Computing Artificial Intelligence Senses People Through Walls Faster, More Efficient Information Processing Communications Faster Photons Could Make Data Totally Secure Atomically Thin Device Transmits Signals Across a Broad Frequency Range Transmitter Protects Wireless Data from Hackers Antiferromagnetic-Based Memory Processes Data at Terahertz Speeds Rapidly Deployable Communications Platform Propulsion Integrated Multiphysics and Advanced Diagnostics Piezoelectric Thrust Vector Control for Hall Effect Thruster Non-Toxic HAN Monopropellant Propulsion Products Products New on the Market: September 2018 Product of the Month: September 2018 Tech Briefs Photonics & Imaging Technology Briefs Deep Learning Transforms Smartphone Microscopes into Laboratory-Grade Devices COSMIC Impact: Next-Gen X-Ray Microscopy Platform A Paper-Like LCD — Thin, Flexible, Tough, and Cheap Researchers Create Precision Optical Components with Inkjet Printing Applications Specifying Coatings for Military and Aerospace Applications Three Popular Machine Vision Standards Articles What's Ahead for Machine Vision Cameras? Advanced Materials Help Lasers Beat the Heat Products New Products: September 2018 Photonics & Imaging Technology Sensor Technology Briefs Direct-Current Detector for Emergency Responder Safety Realization of High-Performance Magnetic Sensors Using Magnetic Vortex Structures Keeping Data Fresh for Wireless Networks The Ultimate ‘Smell Test’: Device Sends Rotten Food Warning to Smartphones A Nanotech Sensor Turns Molecular Fingerprints into Bar Codes NIST/NASA Study Shows One Detector Doesn't Fit All for Smoke in Spacecraft An Artificial Nerve System Developed at Stanford Gives Prosthetic Devices and Robots a Sense of Touch Articles The Expanding Role of Sensors in the IoT/IIoT Solar PV and Lithium-Ion Battery Hybrids for the IIoT — A User's Guide Applications How to Specify Intrinsically Safe Remote Monitoring Sensor Systems Products New Products: September 2018 Sensor Technology View the discussion thread.