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Special Reports: Nanotechnology
Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

Application Briefs: Imaging
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Articles: Wearables
A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.
Products: Imaging
A Smart Gadget, a simulator module, and a holographic display.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Would You Use ‘PocketView?’

Ever need your phone but your hands are full? A new display being developed at the University of Waterloo uses LEDs to display phone messages through fabrics. The “PocketView” shows notifications for email or messages, time, weather, or other forms of basic information.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The trade-off between carrier mobility and stability in amorphous oxide semiconductor-based thin film transistors (TFTs) has been finally overcome by...

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
Imagine a tablet or Kindle that can display braille on command for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Energy
Using ambient light, the reflective screen keeps energy consumption to a minimum.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technology shines through fabrics to show notifications for email messages, time, weather, or other forms of basic information.
Products: Imaging
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers from SEAS have found "hidden potential" in metasurfaces.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

Products: Electronics & Computers
The PM-50 graphical panel meter is available as a 3.5" or 4.3" graphical touchscreen display.
Articles: Software
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about a contactless holographic systems for machine, factory, and other rugged industrial applications.
Articles: Imaging
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Technology Leaders: Software
Deep learning-based AI allows users to identify 3D objects of arbitrary shape and size in various orientations with high accuracy in the 3D space.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Articles: Imaging
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Articles: Imaging
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Briefs: Imaging
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.