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Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Meeting the Connectivity Requirements of 5G mmWave Signals

Users demand more data. While growing in the 5G space is essential to maintaining competitive edge, it is also important to understand the limitations and risks of this...

INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, commercially available molten sodium-sulfur...

INSIDER: Power

The demand for clean energy has never been higher, and it has created a global race to develop new technologies as alternatives to fossil fuels. Fuel cells are among the promising green energy...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

While researchers around the globe are working on free-position wireless charging — which would unchain devices from set charging points — the most common...

INSIDER: Power

If we are to transition to a world powered by renewable energy, efficient long-distance transport of electricity is essential, since the supply — renewable...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Charging Rooms’ Catch On?

Our Question of the Week focuses on today’s lead story – the creation of an aluminum test area that wirelessly powered lamps, fans, and cell phones.

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A team at the University of Tsukuba used a beam of microwave radiation to a launch a drone into the air. Can this type of propulsion take off?
Blog: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Lithium batteries, compartment gaskets, chargers, and more.
Articles: Communications
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Articles: Transportation
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Wearables
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Application Briefs: Software
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech Briefs asked 5 execs: What should a user consider before moving to the cloud?
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.

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