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On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Unmanned aircraft – aka drones – are one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, from the complex hunter/killer and surveillance systems used by the military, to the sophisticated remotely piloted vehicles used for civil and agricultural applications, to the type of drones envisioned for future...

Webinars: Medical
Coming Soon - Turning Vision into Reality: How Advanced Performance Materials Can Bring Your Designs to Life

Today’s medical device designers and engineers are responsible for not only meeting the demands of this ever-changing industry but also sparking the kind of innovation that changes lives through new designs that never seemed...

Webinars: Medical
Coming Soon - From PPE to Testing: Emerging Technologies from COVID-19

COVID-19 has ushered in a host of new technologies – many under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. Which of these technologies will replace or drastically change the medtech landscape? And, what will it take for these devices to make the transition to fully...

Upcoming Webinars: Aerospace
The online Battery & Electrification Summit offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications for design engineers and managers.
White Papers: Automotive
How to Make Software Faster, Safer, Secure in Regulated Environments?

The race for innovation and cybersecurity in our hyper-connected world has led most organizations to adopt DevSecOps methodologies in their software development and...

On-Demand Webinars: Green Design & Manufacturing
Next-Generation Specialty Fluids for Industrial Critical Cleaning: What You Need to Know

As the world transitions to environmentally preferred solutions to achieve net zero carbon emissions, regulatory pressure is starting to grow around the use of TCE (trichloroethylene) and nPB (n-propyl bromide) for vapor degreaser cleaning. In this...

White Papers: Defense
A Shapeable Moisture Adsorber Ideal for Restricted Spaces

H2OLock pressed desiccants provide a single solution to both moisture and durability concerns in aerospace, defense, optics, and industrial products. A moisture adsorber...

White Papers: Aerospace
Alloys for Aerospace

Since the beginning of commercial jet travel and space exploration, Ulbrich has been providing high-quality precision rolled alloys to the aerospace industry. As commercial and defense aviation advance, so does Ulbrich's...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Recyclable Electronics Catch On?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs features a completely recyclable transistor from Duke University. The fully functional semiconductor is made out of three carbon-based inks that can be easily printed onto paper or other flexible, environmentally friendly surfaces.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Connectivity
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Q&A: Imaging
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Materials
The device uses load frames to test bonded structures in aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy storage applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Application Briefs: Automotive
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include portable aerospace structures and terrestrial structures such as cleanrooms and field hospitals.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) is a first-of-its-kind robotic technology.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.