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White Papers: Test & Measurement
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...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: 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.
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...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These latest nanostructured components, integrated on image sensor chips, are most likely to have the biggest impact in multimodal imaging.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A researcher at MU College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is developing a smart mask that could monitor someone’s physiological status based on the nature of the person’s cough.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics.

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal healing.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Professor Mohammad Reza Abidian of the Cullen College of Engineering — foresees the future production of micro-scale organic electronics via multiphoton 3D printers.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Professor Karl Leo has been thinking about the realization of this component for more than 20 years, now it has become reality: His research group at the Institute for Applied...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Fundamentals about Thickness Measurement Technologies

Thickness measurement is an important step in production monitoring, quality assurance and machine control. This paper describes the different measurement methods of non-contact...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Combining Customizable High-Speed Interfaces with FPGA Coprocessing

Built for harsh environments, high performance, and sensitive budgets, the new FPGA-based XMC meets VITA 47 rugged specs and offers custom or pre-configured high-speed...

Blog: Power
The stamp-sized ultrasound sticker technology produces higher-resolution images over a longer duration.
INSIDER: Motion Control

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

Special Reports: Green Design & Manufacturing
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Facility Focus: Information Technology

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

Briefs: Materials
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: August 2022 Tech Briefs
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

INSIDER: Software

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DieQua’s Standard Gearboxes Modified for any Application

Gearboxes are essential components for machines in practically every industry. They must comply with the environmental, safety, and production/efficiency regulations and standards...

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...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University took an all-terrain vehicle on wild rides through tall grass, loose gravel, and mud to gather data about how the ATV...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A number of the engineers I’ve interviewed have taken their inspirations from nature. As one said to me, nature has been evolving and perfecting its designs over thousands of years — we should...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have discovered a physical phenomenon that is the basis for a new material that has 150% better thermal conductivity than conventional materials used in...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don’t have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the...

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