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News: Automotive
Sound-Off: How Can the SAE J3061 Standard Prevent Automotive Hacks?

In 2015, two security researchers demonstrated the remote hacking of a Jeep Cherokee. What guidance exists to prevent these kinds of automotive cyberattacks? A Tech Briefs reader...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Soft Robotic Gripper Manipulates Objects Without Training

An engineering team at the University of California San Diego has designed and built a gripper that can pick up and manipulate objects without needing to see them and without being...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Vacuum System Powers Modular Soft Robot

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have created the first functional robot powered entirely by vacuum. It is made up of soft building blocks that move by...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Multi-Legged Robot Reconfigures in Real Time

Scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, PA have developed a modular, reconfigurable legged robot named Snapbot that can...

News: Energy
Researchers See a Bright Future for ‘See-Through’ Solar Cells

Michigan State University researchers say a new transparent solar panel technology is right outside your door. Or more precisely: inside your window. The completely clear innovation...

News: Aerospace
A Q&A with Orbital ATK: Exploring the Roots of Rocketry

At Orbital ATK, Mark Ogren works on the preliminary design of the company’s propulsion technologies, including...

News: Automotive
Sound-Off: How Do Automotive OEMs Detect Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

A technique known as Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) instantly analyzes air down to part-per-trillion (ppt) concentrations. The SIFT-MS technology can...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will conformal batteries improve electronics design?

Today’s lead INSIDER story featured a conformal battery that bends to meet specific device shapes. What do you think?

Will conformal batteries improve electronics design?

News: Medical
Creating the Future: A New Way to Join Arteries

A novel, pencil-sized device now provides surgeons with an alternative to traditional methods of suturing arteries. The Arterial Everter, Medical Category winner of the 2017 “Create the Future”...

News: Software
Sound-Off: How to Model Electric Bus Implementation

To reduce costs and eliminate air pollution, many cities are exploring the benefits of electric buses. Before electrified fleets take the road, however, officials will require a test run. The...

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

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