Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers Develop Flexible, Stretchable Photonic Devices

Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices — similar...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Using Ground Sensors to Defend Aircraft Against Laser Strikes

A growing safety concern for pilots and aircraft passengers is laser strikes, or the aiming of high-power...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Wireless Handheld Spectrometer Transmits Data to Smartphone

Spectral images, which contain more color information than is obtainable with a typical camera, reveal...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Transfer Technique Produces Wearable Gallium Nitride Gas Sensors

A transfer technique based on thin sacrificial layers of boron nitride could allow high-performance gallium...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compact Cooling for Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors

A new form of compact cooling technology developed for space astronomy could pave the way for use of advanced...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Energy Storage Thermal Management

A well-designed thermal management system is critical to the life and performance of electric-drive vehicles (EDVs), hybrids (HEVs),...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Hybrid 3D Printing Method for Flexible Electronics

A new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics, called Hybrid 3D printing, was...

Briefs: Medical
Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Uses Smartphone to Detect Multiple Pathogens

Infectious diseases remain the world’s top contributors to human death and disability, and with...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Microwave-Based Test Method for Computer Chips

A new approach was developed that overcomes the limitation of conventional chip-testing methods on 3D chips, which include...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible “Skin” Senses Shear Force

To date, it has been difficult or impossible for most robotic and prosthetic hands to accurately sense the vibrations and shear...

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