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News : Materials
Initially Moon-Bound, A New Demolition Probe Breaks Ground on Earth

An electrically-driven demolition probe originally funded by NASA enables a more precise, quieter fracturing method that its creators hope will give construction workers on...

News : Photonics/Optics
Inspired by Star Wars, BYU Researcher Floats 3D Images in Thin Air

We’re all familiar with the famous Star Wars scene, no?

R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia, who then initiates one of the most famous distress calls in movie...

News : Semiconductors & ICs
Is 'Artificial Graphene' the New Wonder Material?

For the first time ever, Columbia University engineers created “artificial graphene” in a semiconductor device. The material breakthrough, the researchers say, could advance the...

News : Semiconductors & ICs
A Wearable UV Sensor — At Your Fingertips

Creators of a new, M&M-sized wearable device aim to bring UV detection to users’ fingertips – or more precisely, fingernails.

News : Medical
Electropolishing Solutions for the Medical Industry

As a critical component in patient healthcare, medical device manufacturing is highly regulated and requires the utmost attention to sanitation, safety, and biocompatibility. Used both...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
What it Does, How it Works

Electropolishing is often referred to as a “reverse plating” process. Electrochemical in nature, electropolishing uses a combination of rectified current and a blended chemical electrolyte bath to remove flaws...

News : Medical
Single-Operation Finish for Improved Biocompatibility of Implants

Orthopedic and cardiovascular implants are some of the most common medical devices manufactured today that demand high levels of biocompatibility. To ensure better patient...

News : Photonics/Optics
Metal Finishing Capabilities

In addition to electropolishing, other metal finishing capabilities include laser marking, which can be used to ensure compliance with the latest UDI requirements, and titanium color anodizing, which can be used...

News : Materials
Cutting Tools and Drills

Cutting tools, drills, and blades are critical devices used in surgical procedures. Blades used in surgical procedures must be free from burrs and laser slag and remain sharp for accurate cutting. Remaining burrs...

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inspiring Young Scientists, One Tiny Fidget Spinner at a Time

When I first heard that a group of researchers created the world’s smallest fidget spinner, I had a few questions.

News : Electronics & Computers
NASA Turns to Students for ‘Big Ideas’ on Mars Exploration

A human expedition to Mars will require a significant amount of power upon arrival. Running habitats and life-support systems on the surface of the planet, in fact, calls for up...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
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 least without losing resolution.

Blog : Medical
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...