MIT engineers developed a microfluidic device that replicates the neuromuscular junction — the vital connection where nerve meets muscle. The device, about the size of a U.S....

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Is space mining viable?

NASA announced this month that its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will proceed to the next phase of design and development ahead of a planned launch in late 2021. ARM will demonstrate a solar electric propulsion system as a robotic spacecraft travels to a near-Earth asteroid (NEA). After collecting a multi-ton boulder...

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Embedded Vision System

Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) now offers a rugged, high performance embedded vision system that incorporates four configurable Camera Link ports and a front-removable, multi-terabyte storage bay with SATA III...

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Imaging Platform

Andor Technology (Belfast, Northern Ireland) has announced the launch of Dragonfly, a high-speed confocal imaging platform supporting multiple high-contrast imaging techniques. Dragonfly integrates Andor’s cameras with...

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Laser Drivers

The D200 is the latest in Highland Technology's (San Francisco, CA) line of high-performance compact precision laser drivers. A DC-coupled trigger signal produces fast, 2 nanosecond transitions. Up to 4 amps of regulated drive...

News: Test & Measurement
Fiber Inspection Tool

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) (New Bedford, MA) has announced the addition of the FiberChek Probe from Viavi to focenter.com.  Meeting all fiber inspection needs with built-in image viewing, auto-focus, pass/fail...

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NASA's New AI: A 'Guardian Angel' for Firefighters

New research, developed in part by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, could someday be used to provide first responders and firefighters with real-time temperature, gas, and danger alerts.

Cellular biologists work at a frustratingly small scale. Like their colleagues in particle physics, these scientists investigate fundamental questions about our lives and our world...

A pair of University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) researchers aim to explore fundamental properties of infrasonic optical sensors that could make them more...

A novel three-dimensional solar cell design developed at Georgia Tech will soon get its first testing in space aboard the International Space Station. An experimental module...

Technion researchers have developed a method for growing carbon nanotubes that could lead to the day when molecular electronics replace the ubiquitous silicon chip as the...

Deep inside the electronic devices that proliferate in our world, from cell phones to solar cells, layer upon layer of almost unimaginably small transistors and delicate circuitry...

Baratunde Cola would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide...

An Indiana University expert in the high-tech field of computer vision will collaborate with U.S. Navy engineers to improve the quality of microelectronic components used...

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes...

The Army Materiel Command’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, is using miniature cameras to create vision-aided navigation...

News: Electronics & Computers
Power Cell Converts Carbon Dioxide — While Creating Electricity

Cornell University scientists have developed an oxygen-assisted aluminum/carbon dioxide power cell that uses electrochemical reactions to both sequester the carbon dioxide and produce electricity.

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Fuel Tank for World's Largest Rocket

While it may look like a futuristic tunnel to another world, it's actually the inside of the nearly complete fuel tank for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which will allow humans to explore deep...

News: Electronics & Computers
Operators Control Multiple Drones by Thought

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
MIT System Identifies How Much Power Is Used

If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the same time, you might buy a new energy-efficient refrigerator. Or water heater. Or clothes dryer....

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Wave-Propelled Robot Swims, Crawls, Climbs

The first single actuator wave-like robot (SAW) has been developed by engineers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The 3D-printed robot can move forward or backward in a wave-like motion, moving...

Polylactic acid, or PLA, is a biodegradable polymer commonly used to make medical implants and drug delivery systems. Brown University researchers have shown that by treating PLA at...

MIT researchers developed an adhesive patch that can stick to a colorectal cancer tumor site, either before or after surgery, to deliver a triple-combination of drug,...

Miniature robots are designed to enter the human body, where they can deliver drugs at specific locations or perform precise operations like clearing clogged-up arteries. A simple and versatile...

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Software System Identifies Household Voltage Patterns

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that determines exactly how much power is being used by every appliance, lighting fixture, and device in a home.

Everyone knows the small UV lamps near cash registers in supermarkets. They are used to verify whether banknotes are genuine. To do so, colorful snippets light up inside the note. The luminous...

The arrival of a thin, lightweight computer that even rolls up like a piece of paper will not be in the far distant future. Flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), built upon a plastic...

By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more...

Dr. Patrick Fink leads technology development of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. The RFID technology will...

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