New technologies in power supplies and management, board-level electronics, electronics and computers, and battery systems provide wide-ranging applications essential to military, aviation, medical, and automotive.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
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.
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.

Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Have you heard of "Thubber?"
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thin Heat Shield for Superfast Aircraft
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
CubeSat Form Factor Thermal Control Louvers
These louvers provide passive thermal cooling for CubeSats.
Vitrek introduces the PA920 Series ultra-high-accuracy power analyzer.

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

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

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

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Achieving Reliability to Match Capability

Partial Reconfiguration allows FPGAs to dynamically change modules without disrupting other parts of the design. This white paper describes the special considerations throughout the design process...

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...

New ceramics expand on ways to more efficiently use heat radiation.

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

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....

As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.

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...

Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
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
Briefs: Internet of Things
Artificial Skin Provides Haptic Feedback
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: Semiconductors & ICs
Superconductivity in a Nickel Oxide Material
Made with “Jenga chemistry,” the material could help in understanding how high-temperature superconductors work.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Packaging for SiC Sensors and Electronics
This packaging provides protection for SiC sensors and electronics in harsh, hightemperature environments.

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