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Question of the Week: Energy
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...

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: Electronics & Computers
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...

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...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Electronics & Computers
New cell chemistry utilizes less costly and more abundant materials than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Battery recycling, NASA's water treatment, and a wireless wearable transmitter.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Facility Focus: Aerospace
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
A NASA-developed technology for testing heat shields transforms garbage into reusable chemicals.
Briefs: Materials
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Blog: Materials
Could a tool from the dentist's office lead to better recycling of lithium-ion batteries?
Blog: Data Acquisition
A reader asks a Space Force expert about new markets, including data transport, traffic management, and advanced power.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Busbar Shunts for Current Measurement: A complete guide to eMobility solutions

The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change. Electromobility is gaining ground in all sectors, from passenger cars to commercial vehicles and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.

INSIDER: Internet of Things

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

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Learn to Design Advanced Industrial Imaging Solutions

Download our FREE comprehensive tutorials on designing industrial imaging solutions with leading-edge technology from Avnet, Xilinx and ON Semiconductor. The application notes cover...

INSIDER: Energy

A sustainable, powerful micro-supercapacitor may be on the horizon. Until now, these high-capacity, fast-charging energy storage devices have been limited by the...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA) have shown that low-cost organic compounds hold promise...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A collaboration led by Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) used X-ray nanoimaging to gain an unprecedented view into solid-state electrolytes, revealing previously undetected crystal...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Space, Military and Commercial Applications

Multiphoton imaging techniques and camera systems are serving industries with immediate definition improvements for a wide range of applications. Advanced devices...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability PCB Design Tips for Aerospace and other Harsh Environments

Designing for reliability involves a wide array of design choices, material selections, and carefully controlled manufacturing processes. Take a deep dive into how...

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