October 1, 2021 Tech Briefs - October 2021 - Vol. 45 No. 10 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 Technologies Increase Safety of Astronauts to the Moon UpFront UpFront: October 2021 Tech Briefs Articles Products of Tomorrow: October 2021 Is The Future of Automation in the Manufacturing Sector Already Here? Q&A Q&A: Plastics Could See Second Life as Biodegradable Surfactants 5 Ws 5 Ws of the COVID-Detecting Facemask Facility Focus Facility Focus: Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering NASA Spinoff Metallic Glass Gears Up for Cobots, Coatings, and More Tech Briefs Test & Measurement Photo-Induced Emission Analysis to Identify Surface Contaminants Using Silicone Wristbands to Measure Air Quality Chemical Detection System for Low Concentration Levels Macroflash Cup Cryostat Manufacturing & Prototyping Sonolithography Uses Ultrasound for Non-Contact Patterning on Surfaces Software Industrial Software Integrates With IT New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval Analytical Model Evaluates Battery Capability Air Traffic Simulation Tool Electronics & Computers Method Integrates Elements of Electronic Filters onto a Single Component Insulation Material Enables More Efficient Electricity Distribution Coating Protects Fragile Quantum Electronics Device Detects Which Hand Gesture a Person Intends to Make One-Atom-Thin 2D Magnet Photonics/Optics Graphene-Based Photonics Devices for Remote Sensing Optical Coating Exhibits the Same Color in Reflection and Transmission Material Increases Efficiency of LED Devices Photonic Integrated Chip for Improved Light Control Coherent Optical Transistor Imaging Ruggedized Infrared Camera Radio Signals Image Hidden and Speeding Objects High-Resolution, Continuous Field-of-View, Non-Rotating Imaging System 3D Motion Tracking System for Autonomous Technology Artificial Intelligence Creates Sharp Images from Blurry Photos Energy Manufacturing Technique Yields Flexible Electronics Long-Life Lithium-Metal Battery Glass Injection Molding Safer, Less Expensive, Fast-Charging Aqueous Battery Microbe Turns Waste into Industrial Chemical Using Solar Technology to Power Smart Devices Indoors System Harvests Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices Products New on the Market: October 2021 Product of the Month: October 2021 Tech Briefs Sensor Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Ultra-High Performance Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor Body Processes Making Patient Care Easier: Self-Powered Diaper Sensors that Monitor Urine Sugar Levels Articles What Will 5G Do for the IoT/IIoT? Energy Harvesting Can Enable 1 Trillion Battery-Free Sensors in the IoT Products New Products: October 2021 Sensor Technology Applications Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives Eddy Current Displacement Sensors for Industry Machine Condition Monitoring Keeps a Factory Running Motion Design LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Built-In Vibration Control to Soundproof Spaces Hydrodynamic Effect Helps Motorized Objects Navigate Inclines Liquid Metal Turns Motion into Electricity, Even Underwater Faster Path Planning for Rubble-Roving Robots Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Help Prosthetic Hands “Feel” Magnets Improve Control of Prosthetic Limbs Independent Collaborative Robots Articles Drive-Based Platforms Provide Flexible Concepts for Machine Safety The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves Applications Component Helps Perseverance Sample Mars OPC UA Standard for Industrial Automation Improving Overhead Equipment Devices for a New Era of Railway Transportation Products New Products: October 2021 Motion Design Topics: View the discussion thread.