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UpFront: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Articles: Test & Measurement
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Briefs: Imaging
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Special Reports: Motion Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) fabricated brain-inspired highly scalable neuromorphic hardware by co-integrating single transistor neurons...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance....

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving — and then reusing — nanowires from electronic devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Briefs: Materials
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
High-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles, and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
By capturing more cancer cells than blood draw screening, this device could help doctors understand a tumor’s biology and make decisions about treatment.
Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Power Electronics - August 2021

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...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

The demand for detecting infrared (IR) light, invisible to human eyes, is constantly growing, due to a wide variety of applications ranging from food quality control and remote sensing to...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.

INSIDER: Internet of Things

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Briefs: Transportation
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Transportation
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.

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