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News: Aerospace
NASA Turns to Students for ‘Big Ideas’ on Mars Exploration

NASA challenged university students to create a deployable solar array for the Martian surface. See which "Big...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Float Like a Robot, Think Like a Bee

Cornell University engineers have been experimenting with a new type of programming that mimics the mind of an insect.

Blog: Energy
Will Electric Vehicles Surpass Combustion Engine Vehicles?

Is the future electric? A reader asks an expert from Mercedes-Benz.

News: Photonics/Optics
A Real Engineering Feat: Two Holograms on One Surface

For years many engineers have assumed that you cannot encode more than one holographic image in a single surface — at...

News: Aerospace
The Top Tech Briefs Stories of 2017

With another year of Tech Briefs almost in the books, it's time to look at our most-read news articles of 2017.

Top stories included a look back at the life of Robert Goddard, and a look forward to new...

INSIDER: Imaging
Radar Sees Through Walls – By Seeking Symmetry

Using a narrow band of microwave frequencies, researchers at Duke University found a new way to see on the other side of the...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Sound-Off: What 3D-Printing Method is Best – FDM, SLS, or SLA?

A Tech Briefs reader asks our expert to compare three 3D-printing techniques.

INSIDER: Materials
Taming Vortices – Polymers Ease Fluid Flow

A vortex in the atmosphere can churn with enough power to create a typhoon. But more subtle vortices form constantly in...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printing a Better Actuator

One technology uses magnetic fields to generate mechanical work. The other enhances the magnetic properties of 3D-printed materials. Combined,...

Question of the Week:
Would you use "Printed Wi-Fi?"

This week, Tech Briefs TV featured an additive-manufacturing technology from the University of Washington.

The "Printed Wi-Fi" method creates 3D-printed objects that communicate with other smart devices. The...

Question of the Week
Would you use "Printed Wi-Fi?"

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