August 1, 2020 Tech Briefs - August 2020 - Vol. 44 No. 8 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: August 2020 How Digitalization Reduces Program Risk in Platform Development Q&A Q&A: Charge Wirelessly as You Drive 5 Ws 5 Ws of Slip-Resistant Shoe Coatings Facility Focus Facility Focus: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory NASA Spinoff Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars Tech Briefs Materials Laser Treatment Turns Metal Surfaces into Bacteria Killers Graphene Smart Textiles for Heat-Adaptive Clothing Durable, Washable Textile Coating Repels Viruses Active Material Created Out of Microscopic Spinning Particles Retroreflective Material for Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs Material “Shape-Shifts” in Response to External Forces Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding Bio-Medical Light-Emitting Nanoparticles for Imaging Living Cells Hydrogel Contact Lens to Treat Eye Disease Magnetic Force Manages Pain Automated Diagnostic Kiosk Device “Hears” Disease Through Structures Housing Cells Surgical Tape Detaches on Demand Adhesive Film Turns Smartwatch into Biochemical Monitor Electronics & Computers Transparent Graphene Electrodes Selecting Electrical Safety Relay Modules for Optimal Performance Room-Temperature Magnon Switch Method Verifies that Quantum Chips are Computing Correctly Method Improves Efficiency and Heat Tolerance of Devices “Racetrack Memory” Digital Data Storage Sensors/Data Acquisition Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance Neural Hardware for Image Recognition in Nanoseconds 3D-Printed Glucose Biosensors Enhanced Fabrication Improves Temperature Sensing in Cryogenic Humid Environments Tracking Lab-Grown Tissue with Light Wraparound Sensors Cellulose-Based Sensor Simultaneously Measures Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity Imaging Model Recovers Data Lost from Images and Video in Low Dimensions Pseudo-Random Coding Technique for 3D Imaging Ultrathin, Fully Packaged, High-Resolution Camera Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena Smart Surgical Microscope ONav and GeoPixel™ Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery Directional UAV Localization of Power Line Ultraviolet Corona Environment Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries Smart Sponge for Environmental Remediation Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring Bacteria-Based Hydrogel Beads Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment Reverse Fuel Cell Converts Waste Carbon to Valuable Chemicals Products Products New on the Market: August 2020 Product of the Month: August 2020 Tech Briefs Motion Design Briefs Process Creates Soft Actuated Objects Using Commercial Knitting Machines Gripper Handles Freely Moving Cables Wireless Aquatic Robot Cleans Water Planetary Exploration Rover Avoids Sand Traps with “Rear Rotator Pedaling” Flexible Feet Help Robots Walk Faster Fluid-Filled Frequency-Tunable Mass Damper 4D Printing of Morphing Structures Articles Man vs Machine: Who Reigns Supreme for Quality Inspection? Wiegand Wire: Energy Harvesting and More Applications Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps Traverse System Enables Vertical Farming Products New Products: August 2020 Motion Design Battery Technology Briefs Ultrasound Device Improves Charge Time and Run Time in Lithium Batteries Spreadable Way to Stabilize Solid-State Batteries Doubling Battery Performance with Lithium Metal Electrolyte Design Improves Anode Capacity in Lithium-Ion Batteries Semi-Liquid Metal Anode Tough, Solid Electrolyte Battery Component Articles Active Battery Cell Balancing Ultrasonic Metal Welding Enables Advances in Battery Technology Venting for EV Battery Packs Using Multiphysics to Predict and Prevent EV Battery Fire Products New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology View the discussion thread.