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Mathematical/​Scientific Software

Access important developments from NASA and major research labs including the Army Research Lab, utilizing technical advancements in mathematical and scientific software with applications throughout industry.

INSIDER: Information Technology

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A new method of generating gaits for robotic assistive devices aims to guarantee stability and achieve more natural locomotion for different users. The method is being developed by a team at...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
Blog: Software
New software being developed at Ohio State University will allow creation of more complex DNA robots, at much faster speeds.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
Briefs: Software
This quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple, and safe as classical computer languages.
Blog: Data Acquisition
The model analyzes three factors that drive infection risk: where people go in the course of a day; how long they linger; and how many other people are visiting the same place at the same time.
Blog: Automotive
The new approach could help pave the way for smaller battery packs and greater driving range in electric vehicles.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Articles: Software
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
Briefs: Propulsion
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Briefs: Aerospace
This framework determines regional landslide probability in near real time.
Briefs: Software
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Products: AR/AI
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
Blog: Propulsion
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
Blog: Data Acquisition
The votes are in. Our readers selected top products in data acquisition, software, and ultrasonic sensing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Blog: Materials
Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Maplesoft™, Waterloo, ON, Canada, released Maple™ 2019 software that analyzes, explores, visualizes, and solves math problems. It includes improvements to core functionality such as...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Precision Low-Speed Motor Controller

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a method for controlling precise motion of a brushless DC (BLDC) motor using relatively inexpensive components. Precision motors are usually quite expensive and inefficient when operating at slow speeds. Current motors are only capable of operating at...

INSIDER: Software

A tool developed by Dartmouth computer science graduate students tackles a widespread hardware hacking threat. They are coming to grips with a design flaw that ultimately falls into the province...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

What had been a peaceful and productive mission for the six men aboard the Russian space station Mir, including U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger, nearly became a tragic...

Blog: Software

Simulation is a helpful go-to tool for assessing risk, but what if the event being simulated is an avalanche – a complex event with countless parameters and physical...

Briefs: Software
Simulation Technique Models Material-Aging Process

The nation's aging infrastructure requires massive investment. Imagine if engineers could build structures with materials that do not degrade over time. A simulation technique was developed that could help engineers do just that.

Briefs: Software
Global Series Solutions of Nonlinear Differential Equations with Shocks using Walsh Functions

An orthonormal basis set is introduced for use in generating global solutions to nonlinear differential equations with shocks. By global, it is meant that a single series solution is generated that is valid over the entire domain, not a separate...

Blog: Software
Simulation tools offer insight into the physical processes of heavy-duty engines. But what about natural wear and tear?
Question of the Week: Software
What’s the Hold-Up with Digital Product Development?

Digital technologies are bringing big data, automation, and mobile capabilities to processes like IT, HR, sales, and marketing, but what is the hold-up with product development? Has your product development process been modernized and “digitized?”

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Digital microscopes are being automated and computerized to make them easier to use, display more data with more detail and precision, and expand their areas of application. With traditional...

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