Keyword: Parts

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobile, Wearable EEG Device with Nanowire Sensors
This low-cost electroencephalogram (EEG) device provides research-grade signal quality.
Briefs: Power
This diffuser provides double the pumping efficiency in one-quarter the space.
Briefs: Medical
This gel releases short gene sequences into the heart muscle to heal it following a heart attack.
Articles: Aerospace
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
Articles: Materials
Surface treatments have limitations that demand attention early in the design process.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturers, medical device companies, and others can use this 3D printing software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Briefs: Motion Control
The gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice — about 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This new 3D printer can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
Briefs: Medical
The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Application Briefs: Materials
nTopology
New York, NY

In today’s strategic information environment, the ability to rapidly respond to ever-changing technology needs is an essential asset for any organization that...

Briefs: Aerospace
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs: Aerospace

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...

Briefs: Materials
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This approach removes the limitation on peak power densities that exists for fiber lasers.
Briefs: Materials
Stronger and flexible, polyimide aerogels provide insulation and structural support.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Salty air the Dutch city of Harlingen causes exposed metal parts to corrode.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This lightweight material brings strength and durability to complex shapes.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Machine vision systems shed light on processes too small or too fast to see with the human eye.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A smartphone app was developed that allows a user to easily program any robot to perform a mundane activity such as picking up parts from one area and delivering them to another. The app, called VRa, uses...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soft robots have a distinct advantage over rigid robots: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects, and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber, or other stretchable polymers,...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices including a tiny “walking” motor that can move back and forth across a surface or...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D printers that build small parts layer by layer from melted plastic can take up to an hour to produce a pocket-sized piece. This process is far too slow for the mass-production of...