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Materials

The Science of Joining Dissimilar Metals in Aerospace Manufacturing

With the industry’s traditional focus on welding and brazing, there has been minimal formal education on diffusion bonding.

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Materials

Material Inspired by Chain Mail Transforms from Flexible to Rigid on Command

Applications include a smart fabric for exoskeletons, an adaptive cast that adjusts its stiffness as an injury heals, or a deployable bridge that could be unrolled and stiffened.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Liquid Metal Wearable Pressure Sensor

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Researchers have developed a highly sensitive...

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Electronics & Computers

Electronic Skin Reacts to Pain

Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.

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Wearables

Fibers Turn Fabric into Breath-Regulating Garments

These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.

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Medical

Stretchable Pressure Sensor Could Lead to Better Robotics, Prosthetics

The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.

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Test & Measurement

Tiny Quantum Sensors See Materials Transform Under Pressure

Diamonds’ atomic flaws are converted into atomic sensors that watch a quantum world of materials under extreme pressure.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wearable Sensors Measure Body Position

Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.

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Power

Eddy Current Displacement Sensors for Industry

Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Universal Tactile Sensing with Electromechanically Coupled Conductors

These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smart Batteries Include Force and Pressure Sensing

Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Low-Voltage, Low-Power Pressure Sensors Monitor Health

Ionic hydrogels with tiny pyramidal microstructures help to increase the pressure sensitivity that can be measured.

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Imaging

Preventing Heat-Induced Image Warping in Machine Vision Line Scan Cameras

A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Advanced Supercritical Water Oxidation Reactor

This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.

R&D
Wearables

Textile Sensor Patch Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

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Aerospace

New Mathematical Tool Can Select the Best Sensors for The Job

A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.

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Medical

Ultrathin Pressure Sensor Attaches Directly to Skin

The sensor measures how fingers interact with objects.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wearable Pressure-Sensitive Devices

A gelatin-based hydrogel addresses the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Taking Benchtop Fluid Dispensing to a New Level of Process Control

The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.

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Electronics & Computers

Supercharging the Fuel Cell

Management of air has long been a salient aspect of vehicle design. It’s also vital for the operation of hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) as those propulsion systems continue to gain favor for commercial-vehicle...

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Energy

Venting for EV Battery Packs

Batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) need protection from harsh external conditions. Generally located on the underside of the vehicle, EV battery enclosures protect the cells from exposure to water, dust,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT

With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.

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Electronics & Computers

Miniature Electronic Devices Work Under Extreme Pressure

Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.

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Materials

Cellulose-Based Sensor Simultaneously Measures Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity

The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.

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Manned Systems

SAE Live: TuSimple and Penske Executives to Detail the Automated Freight Network Partnership

With pressures from the COVID-19 situation pressuring U.S. business and economic structures, development and deployment of high-level vehicle...

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Test & Measurement

Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves

Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.

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Power

Supersonic Spike Diffuser

This diffuser provides double the pumping efficiency in one-quarter the space.

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Energy

Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials

Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.

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Test & Measurement

Researchers Create Nanoscale Sensors to Better See How High Pressure Affects Materials

Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.