April 1, 2019 Tech Briefs - April 2019 - Vol. 43 No. 4 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 Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Present Some Overlooked Circuit Protection Challenges Products of Tomorrow: April 2019 Application Briefs Laser Measurement Sensors Solve High-Speed Package Profiling Metal 3D Printing for Complex Heat Exchangers Lockheed Martin Explores a Different Kind of Space for NASA Q&A Q&A: Texas A&M's Jaime Grunlan Creates a Non-Toxic Flame-Retardant Coating 5 Ws 5 Ws of the Heart Energy Harvester Facility Focus Facility Focus: Battelle Memorial Institute NASA Spinoff Organic Compound Turns Toxic Waste into Harmless Byproducts Tech Briefs Materials Thin, Durable Heating Patches Fabric Alternative to Batteries for Wearable Devices Metallic Hollow Nanoparticle Fabrication In-Situ Selective Reinforcement of Near-Net-Shape Formed Structures See-Through Film Rejects 70 Percent of Incoming Solar Heat Wear-Resistant Platinum Gold Alloy Nickel with Nanoscale Pores Has the Strength of Titanium and Density of Water Self-Healing, Fluid-Inspired Material Test & Measurement Technique Provides Rapid Assessment of Radiation Exposure Extrans Permeation Measurement System Transparent Test Patch Determines Food Contamination Virtual Test Laboratory Measurement Technique for Continuous-Wave, Modulated, and Pulsed Monochromatic Radiation Laser Ranging Can See 3D Objects Melting in Fires Chip Measures Quantities with Quantum Precision Sensors/Data Acquisition Skin-Like Sensor Maps Blood-Oxygen Levels New Material Provides Enhanced Tactility for Soft Sensors Multiplexing of Wireless Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Polarization Imaging Sensor for Enhanced Scene Analysis Wake Vortex Avoidance System and Method Communications Using Common WiFi to Detect Weapons, Bombs, and Chemicals in Bags Wearable Devices Allow Direct Communication by Touch Quantum Radio Aids Communications and Mapping System Enables Direct Data Transmission Between Underwater and Airborne Devices Signal Combiner for Wideband Communication Passive RFID Tag with Long Range and Wide Coverage Capabilities The Teletenna — a Hybrid Telescope Antenna System Environment Synthesizing Renewable Oils for Use in Lubricants Material Captures and Removes Toxic Atmospheric Gas Regional Hydrologic Extremes Assessment System (RHEAS) Software Plastic-Degrading Enzyme Pre-Treatment Solution for Water Recovery Energy Novel Dielectric Ceramic by Spark Plasma Sintering Achieving Carbon Footprint Reduction with Flywheel Technology Rechargeable, High-Temperature, Molten Salt Battery Products Products New on the Market: April 2019 Product of the Month: April 2019 Tech Briefs Motion Design Briefs Transforming Flat Elastomers into 3D Shapes Multimaterial 3D Printing Used to Develop Fast-Response, Stiffness-Tunable, Soft Actuator Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings Self-Lubrication Improves Standard Braking Systems Directly Cooled Electric Motor Made from Polymer Materials Articles Selecting Electric Traction Solutions for AGVs and Mobile Robots Failsafe Linear Magnetic Brakes Understanding the Basics of Gas Spring Application Applications Keck Telescopes Get a Motion Control Upgrade Products New Products: April 2019 Motion Design View the discussion thread.