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Special Reports: Imaging
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Facility Focus: Stanford University School of Engineering
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2020
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the Paper-Based Keypad
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
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: Photonics/Optics
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: Data Acquisition
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.
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Medical
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.

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