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New on the Market: July 2021
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Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Sweat Power’ Make Wearables Mainstream?

Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it. (Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.)

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
A Big Picture View of Miniaturization in Today’s Designs: The Key to Solving Design Challenges For Today’s Connected Tools and Devices

The consumer’s desire for smaller, more portable appliances and devices combined with the demand for...

Blog: Automotive
A self-driving algorithm guides an autonomous vehicle through a traffic scenario that many of us know well: navigating traffic on a crowded, narrow street.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Interstate Power Coils Charge Electric Vehicles as They Drive?

Our “Q&A” article in the July issue of Tech Briefs highlighted the work of Dr. Burak Ozpineci from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ozpineci and his team are building a wireless power-transmission system that charges an electric vehicle as it drives along the road.

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Hipot Testing of Military/Aerospace Interconnect Components

This paper provides an overview of how advanced-perfomance electrical safety testers address standards testing requirements for wire/cable/connector/harness/relay components in...

White Papers: Defense
COTS in Space From Novelty to Necessity

This is the perfect point in our industry to build out the next 10 years in space electronics, as the significant lowering of launch costs has enabled a boom in near-earth orbit (NEO) and low-earth...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
A reader asks our expert how to contain a "thermal runaway" explosion in a lithium-ion battery.
Blog: Software
"We could imagine a digital twin of just about any system," says Karen Willcox, director of the Oden Institute.
INSIDER: Imaging

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving?

Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Mass-Less’ Energy Storage Finally Catch On?

A July Tech Brief highlights a “structural battery” from the Chalmers University of Technology that uses carbon fiber as a negative electrode and a lithium iron phosphate-coated aluminum foil as the positive electrode. The battery works as both a power source and as part of the main...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.
White Papers: Defense
AXIS Software Development Tools

Software developers for mission-critical applications need special tools. Often, they are forced to use tools that aren’t necessarily designed to work together. Abaco’s AXIS is a full suite of integrated...

Special Reports: Software
Vehicle Electrification - July 2021

GM electrifies the new Corvette...a French nanomaterials company aims for a 5-minute EV recharge...Triumph unveils a radical new electric sportbike design. These are just a few of the innovations you'll...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Materials
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
Articles: Wearables
Battery recycling, NASA's water treatment, and a wireless wearable transmitter.
Briefs: Materials
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A NASA-developed technology for testing heat shields transforms garbage into reusable chemicals.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Aerospace
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how to reuse more material without recycling.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Energy
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
Briefs: Transportation
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.

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