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Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
These barrier coatings protect high-performance components in extreme environments.
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
This electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration, muscle movement, and other health data.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In-House PCB Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Countdown: The Top Stories of 2019

Tech Briefs in 2019 celebrated historic NASA anniversaries, new ways to power electronics, and innovative hacks of our “smartest” technologies.

Question of the Week: Automotive
Will ‘Unbreakable Batteries’ Find a Place in Electronics and Vehicles?

Increasingly, lithium-ion batteries are supporting portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid storage.

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate...

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies, and small children without concern for...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more...

Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.
A synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings
The skin could help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality by instantaneously adapting to a wearer's movements.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: December 2019
Adhesives, flame-retardant compounds, vision measurement, and more...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Superconductivity in a Nickel Oxide Material
Made with “Jenga chemistry,” the material could help in understanding how high-temperature superconductors work.

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a calorimeter that is able to measure the total heat generated when specific types of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells are...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Packaging for SiC Sensors and Electronics
This packaging provides protection for SiC sensors and electronics in harsh, hightemperature environments.
This optical switch controls the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently.
This method also reverse-engineers computer chips to detect the chip’s purpose.
This technology could lead to the creation of fully functional quantum computers.
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.

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