Keyword: People and personalities

Articles: Aerospace
Dr. France A. Córdova is an internationally recognized astrophysicist and the 14th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Q&A: Materials
David Kaplan is solidifying silk to make products like rods and plates for medical implants.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mary Hardgrove spearheads an entire assembly department that provides next-generation mechanical cable innovations
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
We spoke with five women who lead their fields in engineering and science
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Dr. Valle, an academic professional in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, received her...

NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Q&A: Wearables
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
“Cobots” allow companies of almost any size to automate processes that were previously out of reach.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This hands-on, educational tool highlights the properties of SMA wire.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sherry Towfighian and her team made a big improvement on how microphones are manufactured.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A system was developed that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to help robots target moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater...

Briefs: Aerospace
System for Incorporating a Physiological Self-Regulation Challenge into Parcourse/Orienteering Type Games and Simulations

Although biofeedback is an effective treatment for various physiological problems and can be used to optimize physiological functioning in many ways, the benefits can only be attained through a number of training sessions,...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Each passing year, machine vision is finding its way into applications that were not commercially feasible — and in some cases, impossible.
Articles: Test & Measurement

Before becoming an astronaut candidate in 1996, Mike Massimino was busy earning degrees — an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and four additional degrees from...

Briefs: Materials

A new learning system improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a...

Briefs: Wearables

Graphene Flagship partner ICFO, based in Barcelona, Spain is developing graphene-based prototypes that aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices. The first of these will allow...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A team of researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Center for Neural Science has solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small, electrochemical...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

WCX™ World Congress Experience 2019 — presented by SAE International — is for forward-thinking engineers, executives, OEMs, suppliers, decision-makers, disruptors, and the entire spectrum of...

Q&A: Materials

Mandal, along with Professors Yuan Yang and Nanfang Yu, built upon earlier work demonstrating that many simple plastics and polymers are excellent heat radiators that...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Briefs: Propulsion

Government infrastructure facilities such as water treatment facilities, power plants, laboratories, and the like may be targets for terrorist attacks. Similarly, oil pipelines, power grids,...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Plasma Generator Using Spiral Conductors

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed a patented SansEC sensor technology for use in many different areas, including tall structures and wind turbines. The SansEC technology is a proven wireless sensing platform capable of measuring the electrical impedance of physical matter in proximity to the...

Application Briefs: Software
Maplesoft
Waterloo, ON, Canada
www.maplesoft.com

The demand for innovation is universal across industries, as new products are required to meet higher performance standards without...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Radiology workers are regularly exposed to low doses of radiation when they obtain patient imagery such as X-rays. While protective gear largely keeps workers within a safe range of...

Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, IA. For more than...

Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement

The engineering and manufacturing world is rapidly changing — are you changing with it? The claim of “reinventing” the fundamental tools of an industry is a bold one,...

Q&A: Semiconductors & ICs

Professor Hopkins and University of Virginia colleagues — in collaboration with materials scientists at Penn State, the University...

Briefs: Aerospace

NASA's Langley Research Center, in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), has developed a microphone array that...