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

Briefs: Imaging
The new microscope is called a hybrid open-top light-sheet (OTLS) microscope.
Issue Archive: Imaging
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Application Briefs: Imaging
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) continues to enable exciting scientific advances that help us better understand the universe.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrathin Holographic Display
An ultrathin display for holographic images consists of a thin film of titanium filled with tiny holes that precisely correspond with each pixel in a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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: Test & Measurement
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.
Products: Communications
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: Imaging
Imagine a tablet or Kindle that can display braille on command for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Imaging
Using ambient light, the reflective screen keeps energy consumption to a minimum.
Briefs: Wearables
The technology shines through fabrics to show notifications for email messages, time, weather, or other forms of basic information.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers from SEAS have found "hidden potential" in metasurfaces.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Test & Measurement
The PM-50 graphical panel meter is available as a 3.5" or 4.3" graphical touchscreen display.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about a contactless holographic systems for machine, factory, and other rugged industrial applications.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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: Semiconductors & ICs
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Products: Test & Measurement
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
UpFront: Electronics & Computers
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...