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Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Would You Use a ‘Cold Tube?’

Our August issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a technology that offers an energy-efficient alternative to the air conditioner: The Cold Tube.

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
White Papers: Defense
Magnet Valves for Rapid Decompression

When transporting sealed containers by air, protecting against rapid decompression is a constant concern. Traditionally, spring-actuated valves have been used to address this design challenge....

Articles: Materials
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Briefs: Motion Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Briefs: Motion Control
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
5 Ws: Materials
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
White Papers: Medical
OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.

Products: Test & Measurement
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The sensor monitors the oil circulation ratio in real time for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
What can you do with a credit card sized pump? "Power clothing!" Prof. Jonathan Rossiter tells Tech Briefs?
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Better Predicting Terminal Enclosure Temperature to Improve Heater Reliability

One of the most common failures in electric process heaters used in various industrial applications involves electrical terminations and not the heating elements....

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The magnetic, multi-material pump was 3D-printed all in one piece.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Automatic recirculation valves offer efficiency for critical pump protection in power or oil and gas applications.
Articles: Energy
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Blog: Electronics & Computers

University of Central Florida researchers are developing a human-like way for large machines to cool off and keep from overheating: Letting the machines "breathe."

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nanowire masks, underwater imaging, and tiny 3D-printed block that repair bone breaks.

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