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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.

INSIDER: Medical

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

INSIDER: Energy

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA) have shown that low-cost organic compounds hold promise...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A collaboration led by Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) used X-ray nanoimaging to gain an unprecedented view into solid-state electrolytes, revealing previously undetected crystal...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Space, Military and Commercial Applications

Multiphoton imaging techniques and camera systems are serving industries with immediate definition improvements for a wide range of applications. Advanced devices...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability PCB Design Tips for Aerospace and other Harsh Environments

Designing for reliability involves a wide array of design choices, material selections, and carefully controlled manufacturing processes. Take a deep dive into how...

Question of the Week: Green Design & Manufacturing
Will Recyclable Electronics Catch On?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs features a completely recyclable transistor from Duke University. The fully functional semiconductor is made out of three carbon-based inks that can be easily printed onto paper or other flexible, environmentally friendly surfaces.

Blog: Materials
A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
Briefs: AR/AI
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Products: Electronics & Computers
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Articles: Motion Control
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new material could help put more power in smaller microchips.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Technology Leaders: Transportation
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
New high bus voltage stepper motor systems avoid the complexity and expense of servo motors.
Question of the Week: RF & Microwave Electronics
Will Rectennas Reduce Our Need for Batteries?

Rectennas act a bit like your car antenna. Instead of picking up radio waves, however, the tiny optical devices absorb light and convert it into power. The rectenna featured in today’s top story, generated half a nanowatt – a small amount of power that its inventors hope to increase.

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