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On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement

This 30-minute Webinar examines five common mistakes that engineers make when designing sealed enclosures to protect their projects from...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
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: Electronics & Computers
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device uses load frames to test bonded structures in aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy storage applications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Products: Data Acquisition
A smart temperature transmitter delivers measurements via Bluetooth.
Briefs: Imaging
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
Blog: Software
This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
Products: Test & Measurement
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Connectivity
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will We Make Vibration-Free Helicopters?

A Tech Briefs TV video features a test technology from the Army that’s informally known as a “Shaker.” The Multi-Degree of Freedom (MDOF) system will study the causes of vibrations in a helicopter’s many components and subcomponents. The Army researchers hope to use the conclusions of their study...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Articles: Aerospace
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
5 Ws: Test & Measurement
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Articles: Materials
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.

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