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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.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Blog: Data Acquisition
A reader asks a Space Force expert about new markets, including data transport, traffic management, and advanced power.
INSIDER: Imaging

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Special Reports: Data Acquisition
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
Briefs: Communications
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Articles: Communications
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Is "SPE" the future of industrial automation and automotive? It certainly has the potential, says Mike Anderson.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Articles: Data Acquisition
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
Articles: Communications
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Briefs: Communications
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: Communications
The tiny unit is significant for the miniaturization of optoelectronic systems.
Special Reports: Aerospace
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and...

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