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Photonics/Optics

Flexible Micro LEDs for Wearables

These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.

News
AR/AI

Using AI and Machine Learning for Vehicle Inspection

At its inception in 2016, UVeye’s deep-learning technology was developed for the security industry to detect weapons and contraband. Applications in the mobility industry followed,...

Briefs
Communications

Materials for Next-Generation LED-Based Data Communications

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

R&D
Lighting

Smart Lens Prevents Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

Original Equipment
Power

Quantron Launches 12-M Battery-Electric Bus; Fuel-Cell Variant to Follow

New European bus manufacturer Quantron has launched its first product, the Cizaris, a 12-meter (39.4-ft) long electrically powered bus. The German company was...

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Imaging

LEDs Can Detect Spoiled Food and Lethal Gases

The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.

Briefs
Materials

Woven Nanotube Fibers Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun or other sources into energy.

NASA Spinoff
Aerospace

LED Lighting Beyond Space

NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.

Briefs
Imaging

Smart Displays Show Information Through Fabric

The technology shines through fabrics to show notifications for email messages, time, weather, or other forms of basic information.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Nanoscale LED Also Functions as a Laser

This new design overcomes a long-standing LED efficiency problem and can also transform it into a laser.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Flies’ Vision Mimicked to Control Robots

Biological insights of fruit fly eye movements could enhance robotics.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Illumination Design Considerations for Robotic Surgery Vision Systems

To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.

Briefs
Lighting

Stable Polymeric Ink with High Conductivity

This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Products of Tomorrow

Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.

Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Material Increases Efficiency of LED Devices

The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.

Technology Leaders
Test & Measurement

Image Sticking — Cause, Test and Solutions

Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.

Road Ready
Imaging

2022 Jeep Compass Gets Class-Leading Safety Upgrades

An all-new interior and a significant increase in onboard safety systems comprise the major design and engineering changes made to the Jeep Compass for MY2022. The compact SUV now...

Articles
Software

Sony Jumps into AV Sensors, Software

The growing prominence of sensor-based driving systems is creating opportunities for electronics companies to enter the auto industry. After years of speculation about Apple launching an electric...

Articles
Materials

Products of Tomorrow

Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.

Briefs
Energy

Turning Diamond into Metal

Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.

News
Materials

Engineering a ‘Beast’ of an Electric SUV

General Motors calls it a “beast,” a nickname that the 2022 GMC Hummer SUV earns on its numbers alone. Like the electric Hummer pickup, the SUV packs a propulsion system capable of...

Briefs
Energy

Using Solar Panel Technology to Create Ultrahigh-Resolution OLED Display

The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.

Briefs
Imaging

Researchers Acquire 3D Images with LED Room Lighting and a Smartphone

Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.

Briefs
Lighting

Compound for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Atomistic- and Meso-Scale Computational Simulations for Developing Multi-Timescale Theory for Radiation Degradation in Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.

Technology Report
AR/AI

CES 2021: Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen Brings Dash-Wide Displays to Production

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new Hyperscreen, a 56-inch IP-display that will debut on its 2022 EQS EV sedan and serve as the visual cornerstone of its MBUX...

News
Lighting

Illuminating New Roles for Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle lighting used to be about seeing and being seen, but Audi has much larger ambitions for automotive illumination. New LED and digital control technologies are moving the humble headlamp...

Briefs
Imaging

Atomically Thin Light-Emitting Device for Invisible Displays

Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency

Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.