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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Autonomous HVAC System Measures Facial Temperature
The system turns faces into thermostats, providing more comfort with less energy.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Cameras Capture Asteroid Debris Retrieval
See how Space Dynamics Laboratory built the electronics for a three-camera suite onboard OSIRIS-REx.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: Stanford University School of Engineering
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
The device could reduce the need for painful biopsies by 50 percent.
UW doctoral student Melanie Anderson explains how to make an autonomous 'Smellicopter' to navigate toward smells.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Choose an Optical Filter
Optical interference filters are critical to the overall performance of machine vision applications. So how do you select the right one?
The mobile system could reduce healthcare workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
The device can translate expressions into emojis or silent speech commands.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: December 2020
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
High-Resolution X-Ray Camera System
The system has applications in X-ray spectroscopy, pump probes, and molecule imaging.
The NiobiCon™ underwater connector will not short out, corrode, or cause an electrical shock if touched while powered in harsh environments like saltwater.
The camera collects the spatial and spectral information required for self-driving cars, machine vision, corrosion detection, and other applications.
The system allows multiple users to interact with the same VR app on smartphones, providing opportunities for education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Rather than using supecomputers, heart function simulation can be performed at the CT scanner.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D X-Ray Imager for 3D Object Retrieval
Applications include characterizing additively manufactured components and baggage screening.
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect...

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St Andrews and the University...

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea and established a...

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities...

Briefs: Imaging
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
MIT engineers are envisioning robots more like home helpers.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Layer Thickness Using a Microscope
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.

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