Everlight Electronics Co. (Taipei, Taiwan) recently announced the ELMM-457SURCB/A3, a high performance through-hole dot matrix display driven by packaged IC. Each display can be directly interfaced with a...

Heatron LED Solutions (Leavenworth, KS) has introduced Ascendia, a high brightness 8" round LED module. Delivering up to 7400 lumens from an 8" diameter module, Ascendia is designed for mounting heights...

Products: Lighting
LED High Bay

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) recently introduced its new 25,000 lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay to meet the high light output requirements of industrial applications. With 100 lumens per Watt efficacy, the new 250W LED High Bay is...

Tech Needs
Preventing Adhesion of Cellulose to Steel

A client’s application joins cellulose and a resin binder. A combination of the binding agent and fibers sticks to the surface of the steel. The organization therefore seeks novel foams, coatings, and gels to act as a physical buffer between the fibers and the steel. The physical buffer must function...

Tech Needs
Personal Cleansing Innovations

Personal cleansing after using the bathroom is a worldwide necessity, and various cultures solve that need differently. New devices must facilitate this type of cleaning and deliver soothing formulations onto the skin. The technology will serve as an alternative to Western dry toilet paper, European bidets, and...

A locking technology can be widely used in the hardwood and laminate floor installation process. After being spliced, the two-locking structure has bearing capacity similar to that of a...

Reclosable pressure-relief devices that employ a frusto-conical valve assembly or spherical valve assembly have been found to leak under vacuum. A new technology fixes leaks in low-pressure (less...

Articles: Aerospace
Curiosity: One Year Later

On August 5, 2012, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, landed in Gale Crater in a perfectly executed procedure originally referred to as “7 Minutes of Terror.” A year into its two-year...

Articles: Aerospace
Mars 2020: The Next Journey

Building on the success of Curiosity’s landing, NASA has announced plans for the next robotic science rover, which is set to launch in 2020. The proposed 2020 rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Organic Photovoltaic Technology

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology has been rapidly growing in performance and popularity over the past few years and is expected to become a major PV technology within the next decade. Here’s why.

Today’s cameras are cheaper, smaller, and more capable than ever before. Without breaking the budget, a company manager who needs products inspected can buy a camera, quickly code in commands to...

Product reliability is an absolute must for manufacturers to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. As customers demand ever-increasing levels of performance at lower...

Long-duration spaceflight poses many hazards to the health of a space exploration crew, including physiological deconditioning of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems due to...

Organic is a term more often associated with vegetables than lighting systems, but some LED manufacturers are now incorporating organic molecules into their products to meet specific...

The key circuit elements in an LED lamp are the LEDs, the optics, the casing (including heat-sinking) and the driver. The driver now represents anywhere from 10% to 40% of total bulb cost, so selecting the...

Garry Lyles is Chief Engineer for the Space Launch System Program office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. In 2012, the National Space Club named Lyles the Astronautics...

Ridgetop Group has been selected for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from NASA. Under the agreement, Ridgetop will develop an advanced system that mitigates...

The Sunjammer Mission team — including NASA, lead contractor L’Garde, Space Services Holdings (SSHI), and Micro Aerospace Solutions — is preparing to launch Sunjammer, the...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Using CVD Diamond to Cool Hot Devices

Increasing power densities and decreasing transistor dimensions are hallmarks of many of today’s semiconductor devices, including high-voltage power transistors, laser diodes, and RF power amplifiers....

The new 300,000 square foot Diamond Pet Foods facility in Ripon, Calif. went online in May 2012 with more than 500 high-efficiency, Class II Div 2 LED fixtures by...

Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., recently partnered with management at the Auburn SuperMall in Auburn, WA to improve the quality of light...

Global Lighting Technologies, a manufacturer of LEDbased, edge-lit light guide solutions for general illumination applications, has retrofitted its North American...

Plessey is working closely with Plymouth City Council in the U.K. to help achieve the Council's ambitious carbon reduction strategy for all their managed buildings and...

Light-emitting diodes, are the most efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs on the market. But they come at a higher up-front price than other bulbs,...

University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other...

A frequency selective surface that acts as an RF filter and helps reduce the radar cross-section of antennas consists of a pattern of geometrical objects. There are literally thousands of...

Pico Technology, Tyler, TX, has introduced the PicoScope 5000 Series flexible-resolution oscilloscopes that use reconfigurable ADC technology to offer a choice of resolutions from 8 to 16 bits...

Products: Motion Control
Instrumentation Valves

Brennan Industries (Cleveland, OH) offers a line of compression-end instrumentation valves available with single or double ferrule-style tube fittings. The NVB Series ball valves range in size from 1/8" to 3⁄4 " and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Actuators

Exlar, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls (Chanhassen, MN), offers the K Series™ linear actuators with a 75-mm frame size. They combine roller screw technology in varying performance levels, and allow the use of...

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