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NASA Spinoff: Communications
NASA technology is enabling airline flight managers to improve managing traffic on the ground and scheduling departures.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new, highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas may play an important role in the quest to develop hydrogen as an environmentally friendly and economical alternative to fossil fuels.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Launcher depends on Velo3D to 3D-print complex rocket components for low-cost, small satellite delivery systems.
5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at University of Cambridge have developed floating “artificial leaves” that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea.
Q&A: Design
MIT researchers have developed a new kind of battery, made entirely from abundant, inexpensive materials.
Products: Power
New on the market in September 2022.
Products: Energy
Products: Lighting
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will the adoption of cobots by SMEs accelerate in near future? What are the key challenges cobots need to overcome before they become ubiquitous?
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Billions of connected devices have been adopted within our personal eco-systems, rising two-fold during the pandemic. This means there are even more devices in our lives which can be attacked.
Articles: Energy
Cylindrical cells are one of the most common battery types used in electric vehicles. Tesla recently improved on the typical cylindrical cell design, developing a new tab design that allows for a much larger cell.
Articles: Data Acquisition

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

Articles: Power

The element niobium (Nb), a transition metal, stands ready to improve the performance of one of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery’s confusing array of possible electrode chemistries — the LTO...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
We are constantly blindsided by unfortunate battery-related events because as any engineer knows, the devil is in the details – the implementation details.
Articles: Lighting
There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.
Articles: Communications
Satellite radio communication is widely used in industry and government for high-bandwidth data transfers.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Because laser crystals are sensitive optical components and are often used with high-power lasers, depositing the correct coatings onto them without introducing any defects is essential.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Existing infrastructure still relies on many electrical signal processing components embedded inside fiber optic networks.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
The size and complexity of lens systems can be reduced through flat optics that are based on pioneering meta optical elements (MOEs).
Facility Focus: Design
From artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and manufacturing to health sciences, robotics, and more, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers an advanced engineering curriculum.
Products: Test & Measurement

The compact optoNCDT 1420LL laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon, Ortenburg, Germany, perform precise distance measurements on metallic and structured surfaces. The sensor projects a small...

Articles: Wearables
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Scientists analyzed the stability of the collaborative system based on speed and accuracy, as well as the conditions required for successfully performing tasks from geometric, force, and posture viewpoints.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
Q&A: Materials
A new kind of optical concentrator can passively focus the sun onto a photovoltaic cell from any angle to reduce the amount of photovoltaic material needed for a given amount of power generation.
Articles: Energy
A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.
Articles: Power
The largest battery and electric vehicle technologies trade show in North America.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.
5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull drinkable water from the air in even the driest climates.

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