Blog: AR/AI
Gift giving always induces anxiety. It’s never easy to pick a present that someone will enjoy, especially if the recipient is an engineer.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Combined research efforts from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden found evidence of a surprising and distressing history in the seabed in front of the Florida-sized...

News: Medical

Researchers in a joint study between the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of California, San Diego, have developed the first-ever method for tracking single...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Until recently, it was widely believed among physicists that it was impossible to compress light below the so-called diffraction limit, except when using metal nanoparticles,...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

An interdisciplinary team from Hokkaido University’s Engineering and Agriculture departments and the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD) has...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Extreme miniaturization of infrared (IR) detectors is critical for their integration into next-generation consumer electronics, wearables and ultra-small satellites. Thus far, however, IR detectors have...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Green Laser

FOBA (Selmsdorf, Germany) has developed a 532 nanometers wavelength green laser marking system which offers new possibilities for industrial direct part marking....

NASA Spinoff: Medical
Inspired by NASA’s research of certain segments of DNA to estimate radiation damage, Promega Corp. used the technique to create its own diagnostic test which is used to customize cancer treatment.
Special Reports: Imaging
Automotive Test & Simulation - November 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering magazine, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, EV batteries, NVH, vehicle cybersecurity, and...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Medical Robotics - November 2022

"Millirobots" swimming in your bloodstream...soft robots you can print on demand...cobots hard at work in the test lab. Read about these and other innovative technologies in this compendium of recent articles...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
As space-based digital camera imagery is evolving, more and more advanced imaging technologies are being deployed in space to see more of the “unseen.”
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Despite additive manufacturing's popularity, there are still several technological barriers that must be addressed to understand the process.
Articles: Imaging
The Teledyne e2v Optimom 2M combines the latest innovations in imaging and optics into one turnkey imaging solution by mounting a proprietary image sensor onto a board with a fixed lens and optional Multi Focus lens technology.
Products: Power
New products on the market in November 2022.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The new microscope is called a hybrid open-top light-sheet (OTLS) microscope.
Issue Archive: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using state-of-the-art indium phosphide transistors and a basic computer and mirrors, researchers were able to produce images of concealed bodies.
Articles: Imaging
From space propulsion to underwater monitoring and antibacterial coatings, three new innovations aim to address real-world problems.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Machine Vision & Camera Technology - October 2022

In this report just released by the editors of Tech Briefs and Photonics & Imaging Technology, you'll read about the world's fastest camera (.5 trillion frames per second!); an innovative...

Articles: Motion Control
This article looks at two real-world applications in which machine vision and motion control work in harmony to solve different manufacturing challenges.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The design produces a compact, efficient, long-lifetime laser transmitter as needed for use in space, while also having potential applications as an airborne or ground-based wind measurement tool.
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.
Briefs: Software
The models allow users to optimize X-ray radiography setups, for the detection of crack and crack-like flaws, to penetrate various materials to show internal structures of parts.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) continues to enable exciting scientific advances that help us better understand the universe.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has created a new method for improving the resolution of hard X-ray nanotomography.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Enter the frequency comb, a Nobel Prize-winning device and the result of decades of research from NIST and others. The comb generates a billion pulses of light per second, which bounce back and forth inside an optical cavity.
Briefs: Communications
The new NIST instrument captures waves in action by relying on a device known as an optical interferometer.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Instead of surgically removing a sample of skin, sending it to a lab, and waiting several days for results, your dermatologist takes pictures of a suspicious-looking lesion and quickly produces a detailed, microscopic image of the skin. This could become routine in clinics.
Briefs: Imaging
The team compared its AI approach, known as virtual native enhancement, with contrast-enhanced CMR scans now used to monitor hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common genetic heart condition.