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Briefs: Materials
The new printing method coaxes particles and droplets into precise patterns using the power of sound.
Briefs: Materials
With this advance, so-called “flextronics” move closer to reality.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Products: Materials
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Briefs: Materials
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control and seamless interaction with electronic devices.
Briefs: Imaging
The ultrathin magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: AR/AI
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include telecommunications, optical switching, and quantum computing.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Products: Test & Measurement
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Products: Motion Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Question of the Week: Design
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

INSIDER: Wearables

While researchers around the globe are working on free-position wireless charging — which would unchain devices from set charging points — the most common...

Blog: Energy
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Wearables
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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...

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