October 1, 2018 Tech Briefs - October 2018 - Vol. 42 No. 10 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: October 2018 NASA at 60: 1958-2018 Decades of Discovery NASA at 60: The First A NASA at 60: Celebrating Success NASA at 60: From Space to Earth Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology Q&A Q&A: UCSD's Sheng Xu Builds a Stretchable Health-Monitoring Patch 5 Ws 5 Ws of Electronic Stickers Facility Focus Facility Focus: Idaho National Laboratory NASA Spinoff 3D Printer Aims to Accelerate Materials Development Technology Leaders Key Considerations When Selecting a Connector Solution Tech Briefs Materials Conformal Metasurface Coating Eliminates Crosstalk and Shrinks Waveguides Technique Creates Adaptive Materials Engineering Soft Materials that Mimic Neural Tissue Generating Light-Induced Electrical Current in Atomically Thin Nanomaterials Software Evaluating Effects of Exhaust Heat Recovery Systems on Fuel Economy and Emissions Algorithm Enables Drones to Work in a Coordinated Approach Manufacturing & Prototyping 3D-Printing Light Receptors on a Hemispherical Surface Bio-Renewable Process Creates “Green” Plastic Fabricating Battery Electrodes Using 3D Printing 3D Printing Enables Bulk Creation of Metallic Glass Alloys Electronics & Computers Switch Controls Light on a Nanoscale for Faster Information Processing “Soft Hardware” Cloth Has Built-In Electronic Devices Efficient Semiconductor Material for Thermal Management Soft, Pliable, 3D Stretchable Electronics Sensors/Data Acquisition Configuration Enables RFID Tags to Work as Sensors Acoustic Beamforming Array Using Feedback-Controlled Microphones for Tuning and Self-Matching of Frequency Response Optical Mass Sensor for Multi-Phase Flows Compact, High-Resolution Rotary Position Sensor Polymer Nanofiber-Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Schottky Diode (nanoSSSD) Device Hybrid Silicone-Fabric Sensor for Wearable Robots Aerospace Power Line Detection System for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Air Traffic Management (ATM) System Wing Shape Design Reduces Vortex and Wake Insect-Inspired Drone Deforms Upon Impact Products Products New on the Market: October 2018 Product of the Month: October 2018 Motion Design Briefs Technique Allows Mobile Robots to Navigate Autonomously Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators Robotic Modules Modify Their Environment for Specific Tasks Articles Motion Control in Factories: Choosing the Right Solution Single-Axis Motion Control Systems: Multi-Sourced vs. Single-Sourced Applications Unique Lift System Enables Installation and Servicing of Large Telescope Mirrors Products New Products: October 2018 Motion Design View the discussion thread.