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Issue Archive: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
INSIDER: Lighting

A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.

UpFront: Aerospace
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are an unsung hero of the lighting industry. They run efficiently, give off little heat, and last for a long time. Now scientists are looking at new materials to...

Briefs: Lighting
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Energy
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Lighting
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Briefs: Lighting
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver.
5 Ws: Materials
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
Briefs: Materials
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Briefs: AR/AI
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Application Briefs: Lighting
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Products: Test & Measurement
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Articles: Lighting
Program managers and engineers in the military markets need to know about the emergence of new display technologies in the consumer sector.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Data Recorder

DATAQ® Instruments, Akron, OH, announced the DI-4718B data recorder for applications that require signal conditioning. It can accommodate up to eight DI-8B-style amplifiers for...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Micromachining Subsystem

SCANLAB GmbH (Puchheim, Germany) has introduced a new member of its precSYS product line. Five-axis precSYS subsystems enable industrial ultra-short-pulse (USP) laser micromachining of flexible,...

Articles: Transportation
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new electrode type...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
3D Printing of Flexible Circuits

A process was developed for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. The electronics consist of a mesh of silver nanowires that can be printed in suspension and embedded in various flexible and transparent plastics (polymers). This technology can enable...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers devised a method in which running a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed was able to cool another device nanometers away. They harnessed the chemical potential...

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