Keyword: Computer software and hardware

Briefs: Communications
A skin-like device can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech Briefs asked 5 execs: What should a user consider before moving to the cloud?
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The circuitry uses race logic to solve complex problems with a minimum expenditure of energy.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Briefs: Materials
Using gold nanomaterials, this disk can hold data securely for more than 600 years.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Wearables
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as manmade infrasonic sources such as boats.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Programmed magnetic nanobeads are used to detect the virus in 55 minutes or less.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Briefs: Software
This quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple, and safe as classical computer languages.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
Briefs: Energy
The chip combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smartwatch app identifies sounds that a user is interested in and sends a friendly buzz and information about the sound.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Briefs: Imaging
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A NIST method employs a neural network to detect patterns like geometric objects in imaging data.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.