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Explore expert resources, technical briefs, and trending applications for the challenges facing design engineers in display, monitoring, and HMI technologies.

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See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Breathable Electronics for Wearable Technologies
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Transparent Graphene Electrodes
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Optically Reconfigurable Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals
These re-writeable materials have applications in data storage and encryption, energy transducers, and optical display technologies.
With the recent boom in touch-based, polymer display substrates must be fingerprint-resistant.
Products: Internet of Things
Product of the Month: May 2020 Tech Briefs
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Model Predicts Breaking Point of Conducting Material
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: April 2020 Tech Briefs
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
A touch-based display mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Will the Ability to Manipulate Virtual Objects in Real-World Scenes Help Your Design and Manufacturing Efforts?

A Tech Briefs TV video this week demonstrated a Brown University system called Portal-ble. The augmented-reality technology allows you to place virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on smartphone screens. Users can then...

The Foldable Drone: a Morphing Quadrotor that can Squeeze and Fly Davide Falanga, Kevin Kleber, Stefano Mintchev, Dario Floreano, and Davide...
Briefs: Imaging
Camera Enables Surgeons to More Easily Identify Cancerous Tissue

Many surgeons rely on sight and touch to find cancerous tissue during surgery. Large hospitals or cancer treatment centers may also use experimental near-infrared fluorescent agents that bind to tumors so surgeons can see them on specialized displays. These machines are costly,...

Through Livox, non-verbal people can speak, learn how to read and write, and understand abstract concepts.
Program managers and engineers in the military markets need to know about the emergence of new display technologies in the consumer sector.

Transparent electrodes are a critical component of solar cells and electronic displays. To collect electricity in a solar cell or inject electricity for a display, you need a conductive contact,...

"Actually it was not something we really planned!" Dr. Andrew Salmon told Tech Briefs.

Programmable automation controllers (PACs) play the primary role in IIoT systems. Also referred to as machine controllers, PACs provide a centralized architecture; they act as the...

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a double-sided Si(Ge)/ Sapphire/III-Nitride hybrid structure. This technology uses both sides of a sapphire wafer to build device...

Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: August 2019
Circular Connectors

Binder USA, Camarillo, CA, introduced the 720 Series of miniature circular connectors with a snap-in IP67 twin distributor. The distributor — a single male connector into two...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Simulation of Autonomous Vehicles

The emergence of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving (AD) systems is gradually preparing consumers for a time where they relinquish control of their vehicles. A heated source of...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A Self-Healing Glass, Inspired by a Butterfly Wing
A team from the University of Pittsburgh looked to the butterfly to create a glass that is self-healing, liquid-repellant, and anti-fogging.

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: July 2019
Sensor Controller

The induSENSOR MSC7401 sensor controller from Micro-Epsilon, Ortenburg, Germany, is used for displacement and distance measurements and is operated with LVDT and LDR measuring gauges...

Simon Fraser University and Swiss researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be...

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