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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

Blog: Electronics & Computers

While soft robots hold promise in applications ranging from search-and-rescue efforts to wearable exoskeletons, the technologies are often held back by the electronics, says William Grover,...

Products: Test & Measurement
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Articles: Test & Measurement
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
5 Ws: Energy
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Self-Erasing Chips Catch On?

University of Michigan engineers reported that their new self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with. The chips use a new material that temporarily stores energy, changing the color of the light it emits. The self-erase period takes seven...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Neuromorphic computing uses memristors that could function and operate like real brain synapses.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

For a long time, something important has been regularly neglected in electronics. If you want to make electronic components smaller and smaller, you also need the right insulator materials. This...

INSIDER: Motion Control

MIT startup Realtime Robotics invented a solution that gives robots the ability to quickly adjust their path to avoid objects as they move to a target. The Realtime controller can be connected to...

INSIDER: Motion Control

For planned robotic and crewed missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is developing and testing precise landing and hazard-avoidance technologies. A combination of laser sensors, a camera, a high-speed...

Briefs: Materials
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Briefs: Materials
This technology offers the possibility to both bolster computer power and create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer memory technologies.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Quantum computer circuits that will no longer need extremely cold temperatures to function could become a reality.

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