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Blog: Test & Measurement
Your Readers' Choice Products of the Year

The votes are in! See the winners of the Tech Briefs' Readers' Choice Products of the Year.

Blog: Defense
Sharks on a Plane? Skin Scales Lift Aircraft Design

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
New Uses for Electro-Osmosis, Beyond the Ski Jacket

Beyond the slopes, creators of a moisture-managing, sweat-getting ski jacket envision new places for the...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shape-Morphing Materials Add 4th Dimension to 3D Printing

3D printing uses computer control to fuse layers of polymers or powders into a three-dimensional object. Rutgers...

Blog: Imaging
From Sci-Fi to Surgery: New Uses for ‘Floating’ 3D Imagery

A BYU professor and his team have found a way to take the 3D displays of science fiction and make them a...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Going for Gold: ‘Electro-Osmotic’ Ski Jacket Gets the Sweat Out

As the 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin next week, creators of a moisture-managing ski jacket are...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sound-Off: Do You Data Log?

In an increasingly mobile world, manufacturers want to keep an eye on their facilities and equipment – no matter how far away they are from their...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Design Considerations: How to Keep Wearers Wearing Wearables

In a Tech Briefs Q&A, professor and biosensor creator Albert Titus reviews the state of wearable sensor design.

Blog: Aerospace
Introducing the New TechBriefs.com

Long-time readers of the site may have noticed this week that TechBriefs.com has a whole new look — a more visual, more scrollable design.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
And on That Farm He Had a…Robot?

Farmers in Europe are increasingly turning to robotic weeders. A specialist from University of California, Davis tested out the...

Blog: Automotive
Are Cities Prepared for Electric Autonomous Vehicles?

A Beverly Hills city official tells Tech Briefs how the city is changing its infrastructure to accommodate a growing...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
What is Intelligent Charging?

As electric vehicles take the road, a new kind of EV infrastructure has emerged to power them. A Tech Briefs reader asks our expert about an...

News: Materials
Inspiring Young Scientists, One Tiny Fidget Spinner at a Time

ORNL staff scientist Adam Rondinone explains how his team made the tiny toy.

Blog: Energy
Will Electric Vehicles Surpass Combustion Engine Vehicles?

Is the future electric? A reader asks an expert from Mercedes-Benz.

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
The Top Tech Briefs Stories of 2017

With another year of Tech Briefs almost in the books, it's time to look at our most-read news articles of 2017.

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