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A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Products of Tomorrow: August 2020
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Products: Software
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Shape Memory Alloy Mechanisms for CubeSats
This lightweight and efficient mechanism enables retention, release, and deployment of solar arrays and antennas.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
A reader asks, "What market drivers need to occur for electric vehicles to be considered an acceptable replacement for vehicles with internal combustion engines?"
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials transfer ultra-small, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Innovative process control systems for improved efficiency and lower emissions in current and future fossil-fuel-based power systems and related applications require durable, embedded sensor technology that can operate at higher temperatures and in harsh conditions.

Blog: Electronics & Computers
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.

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: December 2019
Adhesives, flame-retardant compounds, vision measurement, and more...
With the rise in electrification and design complexity, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to look for new methodologies to mitigate compliance risk.

Researchers have developed a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery with a cathode that stores the energy produced by a chemical reaction in a metal-oxygen or metal-air battery....

A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Device Creates Electricity from Snowfall
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.
Sherry Towfighian and her team made a big improvement on how microphones are manufactured.

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