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INSIDER : Imaging
New Products: March 2020 Photonics & Imaging Insider
Final Vision Inspection (FVI) System

CyberOptics® Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) has launched the Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™)-enabled 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection (FVI) system for memory modules. The launch extends the memory module inspection system...

An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Products : Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Articles : Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: March 2020
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Technology Leaders : Photonics/Optics
3D Scanning Inspection
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
“We’re analyzing rocks from space, atom by atom,” says researcher Jennika Greer.

A team of engineers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three orders...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Augmented Reality System Lets Smartphone Users Interact with Virtual Objects
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Threads Detect Gases When Woven into Clothing
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Varjo™ Technologies announced a 2D/3D immersive "Workspace."
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Facility Focus : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D Printing of Plastics with Electrical Circuits
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.

Imagine a fleet of 100 Hubble Space Telescopes, deployed in a strategic space-invader-shaped array a million miles from Earth, scanning the universe at warp...

Question of the Week : Aerospace
Will We Use Satellites to Fix Satellites?

A recent INSIDER described one researcher’s idea to fix a broken satellite: Send up a repair satellite! Read the Tech Briefs Q&A for details.

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