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New technologies in power supplies and management, board-level electronics, electronics and computers, and battery systems provide wide-ranging applications essential to military, aviation, medical, and automotive.

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Articles: Electronics & Computers
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Question of the Week: Wearables
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...

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.

Facility Focus: Energy
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Energy
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Automotive
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Transportation
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Communications
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
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.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Lighting
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Products: Imaging
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
5 Ws: Materials
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
UpFront: Electronics & Computers
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Propulsion
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.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Use a ‘Cold Tube?’

Our August issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a technology that offers an energy-efficient alternative to the air conditioner: The Cold Tube.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) fabricated brain-inspired highly scalable neuromorphic hardware by co-integrating single transistor neurons...

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