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White Papers: Transportation
Achieve Alternative Fuel ROI in Less Than Five Years with ANG

Learn how adsorbed natural gas (ANG) can bring operational benefits for your fleet and pay for itself in less than five years. ANG is specifically suited to light-duty fleets and...

White Papers: Motion Control
Breaking the (Injection) Mold

Since its creation in the 1980s, 3D printing has evolved tremendously, with more printing technologies and material types available. Research shows that engineers in North America are optimistic about the future...

Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: September 2020
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
USB and GigE Connectivity for Modern Machine Vision
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Special Reports: Automotive
Inside the New C8 Corvette - September 2020

The eighth generation Corvette achieves a rare benchmark: a 200 mph supercar that can sprint from standstill to 60 mph in less than three seconds while offering long-distance comfort, ample cargo...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.
White Papers: Medical
The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips, Part 1

This white paper was developed to help avoid the downtime, costs and frustration involved when the wrong plastic tubing or reinforced hose is ordered. Topics include pressure and vacuum...

White Papers: Automotive
Automotive Ethernet 1000Base-T1 TC9 Measurement Using a VNA – Application Note

Inside a typical car, you will find over 100 electronic control units (ECU) controlling everything from brakes, transmission, engine, A/C, steering, cameras,...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Scientist Proposes Life on Mars, Below the Surface
Although life has not been found on Mars just year, a researcher from NYU thinks there could be life...under it.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Gripper Handles Freely Moving Cables
The gripper’s soft, sensitive fingers could enable robots to help with tying knots, wire shaping, or surgical suturing.
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fluid-Filled Frequency-Tunable Mass Damper
Applications include absorbers, tuned mass dampers, harmonic absorbers, and seismic dampers.
The battery design increases the number of possible cycles from tens to more than 100 with little degradation.
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Products: Software
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
New safety relay modules follow updated standards to give designers more options for a tailored electrical safety implementation.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.

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