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SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Modeling & Simulation for Battery Development
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Multipurpose Batteries Make it Easier to Get Around on Mars
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.
Next-generation solar panels, 3D-printed composites from NASA, and a new way to sterilize medical devices.
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.
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Executive Roundtable: Robotics Design
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
We review three of your power-supply choices.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Raising the Ergonomics Bar with Smart Electric Actuators
Smart electric actuators not only enable fine position adjustments, but they also provide real-time feedback on the extent of those adjustments.
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
A battery-less pacing system enables painless defibrillation.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Products of Tomorrow: December 2020
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."
The NiobiCon™ underwater connector will not short out, corrode, or cause an electrical shock if touched while powered in harsh environments like saltwater.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2020
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.

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