April 1, 2020 Tech Briefs - April 2020 - Vol. 44 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 Seeing with Sound Next-Level Ultrasonic Sensors for Intelligent Cars Products of Tomorrow: April 2020 Choose Surface Treatments Early to Avoid Future Problems Q&A Q&A: Simple Solar-Powered Desalination 5 Ws 5 Ws of the 3D Skin Printer Facility Focus Facility Focus: California Institute of Technology NASA Spinoff Detailed Spectrometry Makes Dangerous-Materials Testing Safer Tech Briefs Materials Material Combination Strengthens Body Armor Powder Particles for Corrosion Prevention in Rebar Double-Sided Tape Rapidly Seals Tissues Together Soft, Flexible Materials with Enhanced Properties High Thermally Conductive Polymeric Composites Model Predicts Breaking Point of Conducting Material Software Machine Learning Software for 3D Printing Streaming Software Speeds Apps Machine Learning Algorithm Identifies Objects Using Microwaves PLCs Directly Access Internet Information Manufacturing & Prototyping Additive Manufacturing Method for Sub-Microscale Three-Dimensional Structures High-Area Rapid 3D Printing Method for Electrospinning Customizable Nanofibers Producing Cadmium Telluride Material for Solar Cells 3D Printing Process Produces Highly Porous Glass Objects Imaging Seeing Around Corners to Detect Object Shapes Cryogenic Near-Field Optical Microscope Images Dynamics of Graphene Terahertz Imaging System Uses Small, Efficient Lasers Communications Laser Radio Transmitter RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things High-Reliability Radio Frequency MEMS Switch Using Sound and Light for Ultrafast Data Transfer Ultra-Low-Power WiFi Radio Enables IoT Devices Energy Relaxor Piezoelectric Single-Crystal Multilayer Stacks for Energy Harvesting Transducers (RPSEHT) Coating Extends Lithium Metal Battery Life Device Harvests Energy from Low-Frequency Vibrations Maximizing Safety in Advanced Battery Systems Products Products New on the Market: April 2020 Product of the Month: April 2020 Tech Briefs Motion Design Briefs Algorithm Helps Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions Square Structural Joint with Robotic Assembly Tool Multifunctional Structure Stabilizes and Rotates Satellites Mechanical Controller for Robot-Assisted Surgery Optical Gyroscope-on-a-Chip Guiding and Harnessing Transition Waves in Multi-Stable Mechanical Structures Articles Resolution, Accuracy, and Precision of Encoders Dynamic Force Control and Advanced Electropneumatic Positioning Systems in Automation Reimagining Robotics in a Connected World Products New Products: April 2020 Motion Design View the discussion thread.