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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) in Hyperspectral Imagers
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.

This 30-minute Webinar examines a proprietary shapeable desiccant that features remarkable compressive strength and can be shaped to fit into limited or complex...

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Tracking Lab-Grown Tissue with Light
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Automated Diagnostic Kiosk
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.

Just as a meter stick with hundreds of tick marks can be used to measure distances with great precision, a device known as a laser frequency comb, with its...

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

A reader asks our NASA expert: "What kind of redundancy is built into the Mars 2020 rover?"
Technology Leaders: Nanotechnology
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Aircraft may have a huge amount of data available, but this doesn’t mean it’s the right data to troubleshoot a problem.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: July 2020 Tech Briefs
Tektronix announced new digital storage oscilloscopes.
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we learn how researcher Roger Wiens went from sketching Mars and making homemade telescopes to bringing science instruments to Mars itself.
Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
Products: Motion Control
New Products: June 2020 Motion Design
Positioning System

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers the SRT-030/360-026-01 two-axis X-Theta positioning system for motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary...

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