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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

3D-Printed Catalysts Propel Hypersonic Flight

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves

On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control

Sensing technologies and solutions that permit high-precision and dynamic position measurement in state-of-the-art automation and safety-relevant applications are essential in...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
ACRYLITE® Molding Compounds Guarantee Maximum Light Efficiency for Zumtobel’s Robust, Moisture-Proof AMPHIBIA PM Luminaire

Luminaires in industrial buildings are often exposed to dirt, humidity, extreme temperatures, or even chemicals....

White Papers: Test & Measurement
A Guide to Polychromatic and Monochromatic Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy for Analysis of Sunscreen Protection For Human Skin

Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is a technique used in the field of dermatology for assessing optical properties...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Although electric vehicles (EVs) are widely considered the transportation industry’s endgame, “sunsetting” the internal-combustion engine...

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...

Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Energy

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

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have designed an Active Debris Removal Vehicle that can remove large orbital debris from low-Earth orbit.
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: AR/AI
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University believe they have developed the first AI pilot that enables autonomous aircraft to navigate a crowded airspace.
Briefs: Transportation
It is widely believed that Advanced Air Mobility is poised to have a significant societal impact in the coming years to move people and cargo more rapidly and efficiently.
Briefs: Design
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing a novel microthruster that could provide easy-to-control propulsion during spaceflight.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The design goal is to provide exceptional RF signal range and stability, while also reducing power consumption, in a miniaturized package.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Medical

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

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Semiconductors & ICs

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Automotive
For automated driving, LiDAR combines the best features of two of the other sensing technologies: radar and cameras.
Blog: Power
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: Test & Measurement
Power electronics are critical for renewable energy. They require special design and testing to ensure that they will reliably perform their critical duties.

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: Nanotechnology

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...


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.