Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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Access the latest news and technical briefs covering micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMs) technologies and applications.

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A team of scientists has successfully created a new synthetic metamaterial with 4D capabilities, including the ability to control energy waves on the surface of a solid material. These waves, called mechanical surface waves, are fundamental to how vibrations travel along the surface of solid materials.
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Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Find out which five of our quizzes were the most popular in 2023.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To improve efficiency, it is necessary to characterize and reduce flow separation on curved surfaces.
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INSIDER: Medical

A new type of ferroelectric polymer that is exceptionally good at converting electrical energy into mechanical strain holds promise as a high-performance motion controller or...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Extreme environments in several critical industries — aerospace, energy, transportation, and defense — require sensors to measure and monitor numerous factors...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The skin could help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality by instantaneously adapting to a wearer's movements.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the Products of Tomorrow, including silicon photonic MEMS, a micro-robotic arm, and more.
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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2023

Demand for satellite communications bandwidth is quickly outstripping supply. The solution: optical, laser-based technologies. Read all about it – and other major photonics advances – in this...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
To improve efficiency, it is necessary to characterize and reduce flow separation on curved surfaces.
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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what's new on the market, including a pressure transmitter, a new pressure instrument, new confocal controller, and more.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Researchers produced a soft, mechanical metamaterial that can “think” about how forces are applied to it and respond via programmed reactions.
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Products: Motion Control
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more
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Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Liquid-cooled workstations, universal amplifiers, hydrogen sensors, and more.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These “living machines” hold potential for applications from medical treatments to improving the environment.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.
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Products: Test & Measurement
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
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Briefs: Materials
An electrically driven soft valve paves the way for fully soft robots.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
The retrofit uses unconventional technologies.
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