Special Coverage

NASA Supercomputer Simulations Reveal 'Noisy' Aerodynamics
Robotic Gripper Cleans Up Space Debris
Soft Robot “Walks” on Any Terrain
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Using Microwaves to Produce High-Quality Graphene
Transducer-Actuator Systems for On-Machine Measurements and Automatic Part Alignment
Wide-Area Surveillance Using HD LWIR Uncooled Sensors
Heavy Lift Wing in Ground (WIG) Cargo Flying Boat
Technique Provides Security for Multi-Robot Systems
Bringing New Vision to Laser Material Processing Systems
NASA Tests Lasers’ Ability to Transmit Data from Space

Advanced Passive Thermal Management: Applications and Solutions

As device power levels increase and foot prints decrease, Design Engineers are facing increasingly difficult thermal management challenges. This Webinar will discuss high performance passive thermal management solutions that are being successfully implemented in a variety of applications throughout the defense, medical, and power conversion industries.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Electronics
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In 10 years, will brain-controlled UAVs support critical applications?

In this week’s INSIDER story, researcher Panagiotis Artemiadis predicted that we will see an increase in brain-controlled UAVs within the next ten years. The mind-controlled drones, according to the Arizona State University professor, will play critical application roles as noninvasive sensors become cheaper and more robust. Do you agree?

In 10 years, will brain-controlled UAVs support critical applications?

Posted in: Question of the Week, Aerospace, Aviation
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Current and Emerging Regulations for the Sterilization of Medical Devices

Specific to Ethylene Oxide, ISO11135:2014 (Sterilization of health-care products - Ethylene oxide - Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices) transition period has expired and is now fully in effect. In this Webinar, consultants will address the upcoming Amendment to Annex E, the methodology for Single Batch Release. Also reviewed will be relevant ISO committee activities and the status of ISO10993/7 (Biological evaluation of medical devices -- Ethylene oxide sterilization residuals), and emerging regulations relating to personnel exposure to EO.

Posted in: Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, Medical
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Drone Control: How the Human Brain Can Guide Robotic Swarms

Who needs a keyboard, a mouse, or a joystick? A researcher from Arizona State University wants to command machines with the human brain.

Posted in: News, News, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Motion Control
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Would you use MatchPoint?

This week’s INSIDER story featured a gesture-recognition technology that transforms everyday objects into remote controls. What do you think? Would you use MatchPoint?

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Product of the Month: October 2017

ANSYS, Canonsburg, PA, introduced ANSYS® Discovery Live™ simulation software that allows engineers to immediately examine the impact of their design changes. Users can pose what-if questions upfront in the design process to rapidly explore thousands of design options and receive immediate feedback. The software supports fluids, structural, and thermal simulation applications, enabling engineers to experiment with design ideas and see instant feedback. Users can run an analysis-first approach as they design, allowing them to iterate with a 3D model, and interactively explore the impact of simple and complex changes. The environment provides users with instant simulation results, tightly coupled with direct geometry modeling. The simulation technology is based on the parallel nature of NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs).

Posted in: Products, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Software
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This Year’s ‘Create the Future’ Contest Winner: A Highlight in Carbon-Dioxide Conversion

Developers of a “HI-Light” chemical reactor were awarded top honors in this year’s "Create the Future" Design Contest. The grand-prize-winning solar thermal device mimics plant photosynthesis and converts carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.

Posted in: News, Alternative Fuels, Energy, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar Power
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Gesture Recognition: How to Turn Any Object into a Remote Control

A new gesture-recognition technology from Lancaster University can make a remote control out of your coffee mug — or most everyday objects, for that matter.

Posted in: News, News, Cameras, Displays/Monitors/HMIs, Imaging
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Sound-Off: Do Electric Vehicles Produce High-Frequency Noise?

Many structural factors contribute to automotive noise, whether the vehicle is electric or has an internal combustion engine. In a webinar this week titled, “The Art of NVH Attenuation,” an attendee asked Dr. Pranab Saha, a consultant and expert in acoustics, noise, and vibration control: “Do electric vehicles (EVs) produce unwanted noises at higher frequency than conventionally powered cars?”

Posted in: News, Automotive
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The Use of Parylene as an Advanced Conformal Coating for Increased Reliability

Heightened demands for performance and reliability often require conformal coating solutions to provide protection from threatening environments. This is particularly true in the dynamic world of electronic devices where increased complexity on smaller and smaller components poses new challenges for design and manufacturing engineers alike. Device and component manufacturers often seek key competitive advantages through the use of conformal coatings, with the driving force to enhance one or more specific properties. Included may be electrical and barrier properties, dry film lubricity or biocompatibility.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Coatings & Adhesives
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