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.

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Platform for All-Optical Computing
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercool Mini-Thermometer
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Ultimate Guide to Cable Management

From manufacturing to IT, the more you rely on technology, the more cables you need. Manage, organize and protect your wire and cable bundles with our vast range of solutions suited for demanding...

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Better Predicting Terminal Enclosure Temperature to Improve Heater Reliability

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Fast Calculation Dials in Better Batteries

A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers. That their method is 100,000 times faster than existing modeling...

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have invented a miniature superconducting thermometer with big potential applications, such as monitoring the...

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

A new study has confirmed the success of a natural-gas leak-detection tool pioneered by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, which uses sensors and machine learning to...

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The rise of electric vehicles with accelerated time-to-market cycles poses new business and engineering challenges for automotive companies. This situation opens up new opportunities, where innovative...

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

As power electronics and controls become more sophisticated, there is a need to shield these devices from external fields as well as reduce their radiated fields. External...

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Upper Body Robotic Exoskeleton
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Materials
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: December 2020
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
With PrintIC technology, sensors, actuators, energy supplies, and ICs can be printed on the same substrate, avoiding assembly cost.
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5 Ws of the SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex Sensor
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
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These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
SpaceCube 2.0 Flight Card Mechanical System
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.
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