NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of Algae-Based Flip-Flops
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.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Facility Focus: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: September 2020 Tech Briefs
InnoSenT introduced the IMD-3000 radar system as an alternative to pushbutton switches.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
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: Aerospace
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: Test & Measurement
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Application Briefs: Internet of Things
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Wireless Power for Neural Stimulation
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.

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