Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: February 2021 Battery Technology
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: February 2021
subscribe to magazine
Get the latest breakthroughs from NASA & other technology sources.

Latest Features

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: February 2021 Motion Design
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product of the Month: February 2021 Tech Briefs
The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE/CAM of turbomachinery.
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Executive Roundtable: Facility & Network Security
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
When specifying servo motors for applications like a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many considerations regarding servo motor performance and sizing.
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Products of Tomorrow: February 2021
Next-generation solar panels, 3D-printed composites from NASA, and a new way to sterilize medical devices.
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
With a technique first used at NASA, researchers are making glasses that can improve your concentration.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of the Screen-Printed Battery
The battery can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering
Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Product of the Month: January 2021 Tech Briefs
Modules from Pickering Interfaces simulate industrial control transceivers.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: January 2021
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Software-Connected Wafer Level Reliability Test
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Cameras Capture Asteroid Debris Retrieval
See how Space Dynamics Laboratory built the electronics for a three-camera suite onboard OSIRIS-REx.
The technology could allow deep-space exploration without running out of propellant.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the SoundWatch
The smartwatch app identifies sounds that a user is interested in and sends a friendly buzz and information about the sound.

Brian Salazar and his UC Berkeley team have developed a new way to reinforce concrete with a polymer lattice, an advance that could rival other polymer-based enhancements and improve...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Processor Power and Energy Efficiency
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Question of the Week
Would You Use the 'LaserFactory?'

Videos