December 1, 2020 Tech Briefs - December 2020 - Vol. 44 No. 12 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 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation Category Winner — RadiBond 20 Years of Science on the International Space Station 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy Category Winner — Flash Graphene 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner — 'A Chip Off the Old Box' Products of Tomorrow: December 2020 Technology Leaders: Industry Renaissance Transforms Invention, Learning, Production, and Trade 2020 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: RepelWrap — A Nature-inspired Surface Technology for Repelling Contamination 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Aerospace & Defense Category Winner — NiobiCon™ Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2020 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Consumer Product Design Category Winner — The Ring Prosthetic Leg 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Automotive/Transportation Category Winner — Low-Noise Laser for Lidar Facility Focus: Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California San Diego 2020 Create the Future Design Contest: Electronics/Sensors/IoT Category Winner – PrintIC Flexible Circuits Special Section: The Winners of the 2020 'Create the Future' Design Contest Application Briefs Wave Energy Modeling for Safer Space Travel Q&A Q&A: A New Method for 3D Printing of Tiny Gel Structures 5 Ws 5 Ws of the SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex Sensor NASA Spinoff Zero-Gravity Body Posture Influences Acupressure Massage Chair Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery 16-Atom Molecular Motor High-Performance, Lightweight, Easy-to-Fabricate Heat Exchanger Glove-Like Device Mimics Sense of Touch Nanoscale Thermal Switches Device Camouflages Wearer from Heat-Detecting Sensors Programmable Balloons for Shape-Morphing Devices Machinery & Automation Robot Takes Contact-Free Measurements of Patients’ Vital Signs Upper Body Robotic Exoskeleton Tactile Robot Finger with No Blind Spots Flexible, Sturdy Robot “Grows” Like a Plant Technology Aids Surgeon-Guided Robotic Hands Aerospace Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials Novel Antenna Concept for CubeSat Platforms Tethered Drones Improve Cellular and Internet Networks Aircraft Thermal Heat Conduction Method Multirotor Aircraft Noise Reduction SpaceCube 2.0 Flight Card Mechanical System Modular, In-Air, Multi-UAV Docking Imaging System Allows Untethered, High-Quality, Multi-Player Virtual Reality Earphone Tracks Facial Expressions, Even with a Facemask High-Resolution X-Ray Camera System 3D Camera Merges Depth and Spectral Data Atomically Thin Light-Emitting Device for Invisible Displays Using Computer Tomography Images to Simulate Heart Function 3D X-Ray Imager for 3D Object Retrieval Communications Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator Toroidal Radiation Pattern Patch Antenna Fine-Pointing Optical Communication System Using Laser Arrays Terahertz Receiver for 6G Wireless Communications Vortex Radiometer for Wireless Communications Miniature Antenna Enables Robotic Teaming in Complex Environments Products Products New on the Market: December 2020 Product of the Month: December 2020 Tech Briefs Motion Design Briefs Collision Detector Mimics Locust Swarms High-Efficiency Megawatt Motor Human-Like Hands with Flexible, Hybrid Pneumatic Actuators Compact, Long-Reach Robotic Arm 3D-Printed Miniature Magnetic Pump Articles Executive Roundtable: Robotics Design Machine Health & Asset Monitoring in Industrial Applications: A Look at Sensor Technologies Selecting the Best Power Supply for Your Stepper or Servo Motor Application Raising the Ergonomics Bar with Smart Electric Actuators Applications Efficient Pump Protection for Large Pumps: The Control Valve Alternative Products New Products: December 2020 Motion Design View the discussion thread.