NASA Spinoff: Materials
In developing its flow battery, Oregon-based ESS drew from groundbreaking research and development conducted by NASA more than 40 years ago.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Get the Inside Story on Ignition Coils from Wells Vehicle Electronics

In an interview with SAE Automotive Engineering, Robert Nordstrom, Principal Engineer with Wells Vehicle Electronics, discusses the research and development, advanced...

Quiz: Electronics & Computers
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Webinars: Medical

Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The work showed that when a certain level of force inverts a dome, embedded sensors surrounding the dome can detect the change.
Articles: Power

Silicon-infused anodes, already widely considered one of the most promising candidate technologies for the next significant performance-improvement phase of electric-vehicle...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale. The 3D-printed catalysts could potentially be used to in future to power hypersonic flight while...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions including the optimization of spacesuit gloves that, when coupled to a pressurized suit, tend to limit the range of...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers produced a soft, mechanical metamaterial that can “think” about how forces are applied to it and respond via programmed reactions. The metamaterials feature flexible, conductive polymer...

Briefs: Communications

Communications systems using higher-frequency electromagnetic waves can transfer more data at faster rates but lack network components to handle these higher bandwidths. Sugar-cubesized blocks of an...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Most of today’s robotic grippers rely on embedded sensors, complex feedback loops, or advanced machine learning algorithms, combined with the skill of the operator, to grasp fragile or...

Briefs: Medical

For the next generation of low-cost, battery operated, wireless IoT products, the design goal is to provide exceptional RF signal range and...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold any possible shape, paving the way for a new type of multifunctional material that could be used in a...

Briefs: Software

Companies in many industries, including technology, construction, and healthcare are completely revamping the way in which their manufacturing arms are...

INSIDER: Medical

At 200 times stronger than steel, graphene has been hailed as a super material of the future since its discovery in 2004. The ultrathin carbon material is an incredibly strong...

INSIDER: Materials

Diodes allow directed flows of current. Without them, modern electronics would be inconceivable. Until now, they had to be made from two materials with different characteristics. A...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

The challenge of fabricating nanowires directly on silicon substrates for the creation of the next generation of electronics has finally been solved by...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

It’s an exciting time in automotive design. The fast-growing prominence of electric vehicles and the rise of new players in the industry are...

Blog: Unmanned Systems
For automated driving, LiDAR combines the best features of two of the other sensing technologies: radar and cameras.
Blog: Unmanned Systems
The Artemis I launch took place at Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with support from University of Central Florida alums, faculty, and students. However, it didn’t go off without a hitch.
Blog: Energy
Power electronics are critical for renewable energy. They require special design and testing to ensure that they will reliably perform their critical duties.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electrostatic actuators are simple and lightweight devices that emulate human muscles. However, their usage has primarily been restricted to moving small devices since they...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elisa Riedo and her team have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to a deeper understanding of energy...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Early in the pandemic, Víctor Ortega-Jiménez was exploring creeks near his home and observing springtails. The organisms are the most abundant non-insect hexapods on earth, and...

Q&A: Medical
Professor Jun Yao and his team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue.
Blog: Design
UCLA engineers have designed a new class of material that can learn behaviors over time and develop a “muscle memory” of its own.
INSIDER: Energy

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Imagine a technology that can convert, amplify, limit, filter, control, and transform electricity in countless ways to supply power to the electrical grid. These are power electronics, and...