February 1, 2020 Tech Briefs - February 2020 - Vol. 44 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 5G in Manufacturing: What’s Here and What’s to Come Products of Tomorrow: February 2020 Q&A Q&A: Electrically Conductive Coated Yarn for Wearable, Washable Fabrics 5 Ws 5 Ws of Microlattice Pads for Improved Helmets Facility Focus Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Spinoff Biofeedback Loops Aim to Enhance Combat and Sports Training Technology Leaders Better Solutions for Testing and Measuring Compression and Extension Springs Tech Briefs Test & Measurement Portable Sample Preparation for Chemical and Biological Analysis Bomb Detection Method Detects Peroxide-Based Explosives Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System Threads Detect Gases When Woven into Clothing Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water Manufacturing & Prototyping 3D Printing Technique Produces “Living” 4D Materials Process Synthesizes Carbon Nanotubes Using Carbon Dioxide Enhancing Materials for High-Resolution Patterning Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” for 3D-Printed Devices 3D-Printed Structures Morph from Flat Layers into Predetermined Shapes Welding Ceramics with Lasers Software Augmented Reality System Lets Smartphone Users Interact with Virtual Objects Estimated Spectrum Adaptive Postfilter (ESAP) CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw Modern Software Links Legacy Systems Materials Silicon Carbide Fiber Tows Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings Thermally Conductive Polymer Films Technique Creates Transparent Polythene Films as Strong as Aluminum Electronics & Computers Transistors Both Process and Store Information Low-Energy Device Rapidly Reroutes Light in Computer Chips “Smart” Frequency-Sensing Charge Controller for Electric Vehicles 3D Printing of Plastics with Electrical Circuits Communications Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA) Long-Distance LADAR System and Method Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals Wireless Movement-Tracking System Uses Low-Power Radio Frequency Signals Products New on the Market: February 2020 Product of the Month: February 2020 Tech Briefs Motion Design LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy Dynamic Gripper Mimics Adjustable Grip of the Human Hand Flexure for Self-Assembly Soft, Skin-Like Structures for Robotic Locomotion and Transportation Robots Assemble Large Structures from Little Pieces Robot Circulating Liquid Stores Energy and Provides Power Intelligent Microrobots Articles Smart Manufacturing Control Going Beyond the Basics: Innovative Step Motor Designs Give Machine Designers More Options for Motion Control Valves for Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators Applications Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety Products New Products: February 2020 Motion Design View the discussion thread.