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Nanowire masks, underwater imaging, and tiny 3D-printed block that repair bone breaks.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Simple Robot Vision Tools Support Complex Applications
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Open Controllers Simplify Automation Systems
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Torque Limiters 101: Benefits, Types, and Comparisons
Torque limiters protect against damage and downtime caused by machine overloads.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Custom Gimbal for JHU-APL Shows Promise for Others
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.
In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Product of the Month: September 2020 Tech Briefs
InnoSenT introduced the IMD-3000 radar system as an alternative to pushbutton switches.
Articles: Communications
Products of Tomorrow: September 2020
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Executive Forum: Machine Learning & AI
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.
Articles: Internet of Things
Long-life Batteries for the IIoT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
Application Briefs: Materials
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
USB and GigE Connectivity for Modern Machine Vision
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printed Polymer Makes Integrated Airplane Parts
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
People who use sign language could communicate directly with non-signers, without needing someone else to translate for them.
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