February 1, 2021 Tech Briefs - February 2021 - Vol. 45 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 Application Briefs Innovation on a Larger Scale: Robotic Fiber Placement and 3D Printing Articles Integrating QC Measurement Data into Manufacturing Systems Executive Roundtable: Facility & Network Security Products of Tomorrow: February 2021 Q&A Q&A: Oil and Gas Wells for Energy Storage 5 Ws 5 Ws of the Screen-Printed Battery Facility Focus Facility Focus: University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering NASA Spinoff NASA Brain-Training Technology Makes Smart Glasses Tech Briefs Manufacturing & Prototyping 3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process Manufacturing Ultra-Thin Camera Lenses 3D-Printed Composites for High-Temperature Uses 4D Printing of Morphing Structures Software Damage Simulation Tool for Composite Laminates Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software Intuitive Programming Language for Quantum Computers High-Fidelity Sonic Boom Propagation Tool Space Weather Database AI Improves Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries and Fuel Cells Materials Metamaterial Morphs into New Shapes and Takes on New Properties Flexible Material Helps Buildings Withstand Energy Waves Technology Remedies 3D Printing’s “Weak Spot” Niobium Titanium Nitride Thin Film Coating A Near-Perfect Blackbody Calibration Target Material for Wearable Biosensors Linking Materials May Transform Robots Made of Robots Smart Fabric Detects and Collects Space Dust Sensors/Data Acquisition Chemical Identification by Magneto-Elastic Sensing (ChIMES) Printable Chemical Nanosensor Ultra-Thin, Battery-Free Strain Sensors for Industrial Robotic Arms Wearable, Stretchable Gas Sensor Split-Ring Torque Sensor Sensing Magnetic Fields Photonics/Optics Compact Infrared Spectrometer New Materials Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas Kodiak 3D LiDAR Photoreceptor System for Melatonin Regulation and Phototherapy Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space Low-Energy Nanolaser Shines in all Directions Compound for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) Products Vote for Tech Briefs’ 26th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards New on the Market: February 2021 Product of the Month: February 2021 Tech Briefs Motion Design LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Miniscule Robots of Metal and Plastic Electronic Skin Sensor Decodes Human Motion Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves Articles Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0 Direct Drive Servo Motors: Key Terms and Trends Electronic Device Manufacturers Shouldn’t Fear Custom Connector Solutions — They Should Embrace Them Applications Online Tools Reduce Time and Expense in Selecting, Configuring, and Ordering Motion Control Components Improving Performance of Supercritical CO2 in Next-Generation Energy Applications with 3D Metal Printing Products New Products: February 2021 Motion Design Battery Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors Self-Power Wearable Devices New Approach Makes Lighter, Safer Lithium-Ion Batteries Method Tracks What Happens Inside Batteries Design Enables Safe Storage of Lithium Ions Flexible, Thin-Film Battery Using Electric Vehicle Batteries for Solar Energy Farms Articles Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing New SAE Wireless Charging Standard is EV Game-Changer Modeling & Simulation for Battery Development Multipurpose Batteries Make it Easier to Get Around on Mars Nano Diamond Battery Provides Universal Applicability Products New Products: February 2021 Battery Technology View the discussion thread.