September 1, 2021 Tech Briefs - September 2021 - Vol. 45 No. 9 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 BioPod Takes One Step Closer to Life on Mars UpFront UpFront: September 2021 Tech Briefs Articles Executive Roundtable: Cloud Software Products of Tomorrow: September 2021 Q&A Q&A: Flexible, Printable, Tunable Microwave Resonator Arrays 5 Ws 5 Ws of Puncture-Proof Soft Electronics Facility Focus Facility Focus: The Pennsylvania State University School of Engineering NASA Spinoff Microphone Detects Turbulence Hundreds of Miles Away Technology Leaders The Problem of Obsolete Avionics Tech Briefs Machinery & Automation AI and Wearable Cameras Combine in Self-Walking Robotic Exoskeletons Algorithm Designs Soft Robots That Sense Centimeter-Long Snail Robot Powered with Light Human Reflexes Keep Two-Legged Robot Upright Manufacturing & Prototyping Abnormal Grain Growth Suppression in Aluminum Alloys Fiber-Metal Laminate Manufacturing Technique “Fingerprints” for 3D Printers Moving Platform for 3D Printing Reduces Waste and Costs Sustainable 3D-Printed Magnets Cladding and Freeform Deposition for Coolant Channel Closeout Materials Programmable Fiber Provides Power and Transmits Data Chemistry Approach for More Robust Soft Electronics Method Produces Fine-Grained Targets Sensors/Data Acquisition Graphite-Based Sensor for Wearable Medical Devices Imitating Human Hands to Make Better Sensors Universal Tactile Sensing with Electromechanically Coupled Conductors Wearable Sensor Helps ALS Patients Communicate Wearable Sensors Detect Gas Leaks Solid-State Carbon Dioxide Sensor Communications Atom-Based Radio Communications Multiplexed Optical Antennas Conformal, Lightweight, Aerogel-Based Antenna Wireless, Wearable Transmitter Technology Enables Digital Communication Through Touch Propulsion Technology Converts Waste Plastics to Jet Fuel Fuel Cell Boosts Electric-Powered Vehicles Origami Solves Challenge of Storing and Moving Rocket Fuel Service Valve for In-Orbit Cooperative Satellite Fueling Products New on the Market: September 2021 Product of the Month: September 2021 Tech Briefs Photonics & Imaging Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Say Goodbye to the Dots and Dashes to Enhance Optical Storage Media Engineering the Flow of Light A Sharper Look at the Interior of Semiconductors New Electron Microscopy Technique Offers First Look at Previously Hidden Processes Standard Digital Camera and AI to Monitor Soil Moisture Applications The Hidden Effects of Optical Coating Stress Monitoring Additive Manufacturing with an Optical Microphone Articles Spectroscopy Using an Optical Microscope Backside Illumination Gets Fast Products New Products: September 2021 Photonics & Imaging Technology Technology Leaders Optimizing 5G Fiber Optic Filament Production Image Sticking — Cause, Test and Solutions Battery Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Metal-Free, Recyclable Polypeptide Battery Degrades on Demand Hybrid Membrane Doubles the Lifetime of Rechargeable Batteries 3D-Printed Biodegradable Battery Rechargeable Cement-Based Batteries Sustainable Aluminum-Anode Batteries Articles New Materials Move Li-Ion Batteries Toward the Solid-State Endgame Mapping Performance Variations to See How Lithium-Metal Batteries Fail Cloud-Connected, Battery-Based IoT Devices Last Years Longer Advancing Battery Technology: THE 2021 BATTERY SHOW Preview An Immersive Solution for Thermally Safer EV Batteries Products New Products: September 2021 Battery Technology Topics: View the discussion thread.