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On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Full-field optical strain is crucial for composites materials and structures. With the complexity of materials and designs, single-point sensors...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

On-Demand Webinars: Research Lab

Under certain off-nominal conditions, Li-ion cells can generate excessive heat and gas due to the initiation of several exothermic decomposition...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Differences in the Testing and Certification of Consumer-Grade Wearable Devices and Body-Worn Medical Devices

Manufacturers that produce smart wearables continue to strive for clinical validation and regulatory approval of their technology...

White Papers: Medical
Using Standard IEC 80601-2-78 for the Testing of Medical Exoskeletons and other RACA Robots

Exoskeletons are different from any other medical device used in health care settings. Navigating the requirements of a new medical standard can be...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Application Note: Addressing the Challenges of Specifying and Building Power Racks

EA Elektro-Automatik offers solutions that address these challenges head-on with robust power supply units and turnkey power racks that are certified to EN...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Though medical ultrasound imaging technology has been in use since the mid-20th century, ultrasound technology capable of imaging patients over a longer term have been out of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A team of engineers and doctors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that is placed directly on the skin...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Anyone who has watched steam billow up from a boiling kettle or seen ice crystals form on a wet window in winter has observed what scientists call a phase transition. Phase...

White Papers: Automotive
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
How Capacitive Sensors Shine in Industrial Applications

Learn how to use capacitive sensors in various measurement tasks and profit from unsurpassed stability and nanometer resolution — also in industrial applications. Capacitive sensors...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new, highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas may play an important role in the quest to develop hydrogen as an environmentally friendly and economical alternative to fossil fuels.
On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers

Manual microscopy is giving way more and more to video-measuring machines for inspection of semiconductor components, and manufacturing...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Factory/IIoT - September 2022

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, robotics, connectivity and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Aerospace & Military Robotics - September 2022

Autonomous robots explore the deep sea...AI-powered machines think for themselves in hazardous places...advanced bipedal robots combine walking with flying. These are just a few of the...

Products: Energy
Articles: Energy
We are constantly blindsided by unfortunate battery-related events because as any engineer knows, the devil is in the details – the implementation details.
Articles: Lighting
There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.
Products: Communications
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - September 2022

Test strategies to track hypersonic threats…overcoming challenges of EV battery and electric aircraft testing…an innovative way to measure the thermal properties of materials. These are just a few of...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By recording the way in which hands perform various tasks, it could help researchers in fields such as sports and medical science as well as neuroengineering.
Briefs: Materials
Researchers formulated and synthesized the bio-inks, with the goal of creating create an ultra-soft, thin, and stretchable material for biosensors that is capable of seamlessly interfacing with the surface of organs.
Briefs: Medical
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Briefs: Test & Measurement

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a method to measure the total and fractional heat response of large format Li-ion cells (cells with capacities greater than 100Ah) when driven into...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The quantum gravity gradiometer was used to find a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions one meter below the ground surface.
Products: Test & Measurement

The compact optoNCDT 1420LL laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon, Ortenburg, Germany, perform precise distance measurements on metallic and structured surfaces. The sensor projects a small...

Briefs: Energy
A new optimization framework created by researchers at University of Michigan could drastically reduce the cost of assessing how battery configurations will perform over the long haul.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Using biological experiments, robot models, and a geometric theory of locomotion, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology investigated how and why intermediate lizard...

White Papers: Automotive
Assessing the Accuracy of a Miniature INS/GNSS in Different Automotive Environments

SBG Systems’ Ellipse-D 3rd Generation has been put to the test. The performance of the Ellipse-D miniature INS/GNSS was assessed in automotive applications...

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