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Test & Measurement

Hyundai Breaks Ground for Safety Test and Investigation Lab

Hyundai Motor America is creating an industry-unique testing zone to address root cause crash investigations and electric vehicle/future product analysis activities at its...

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

Wireless Road Charging for EVs to Debut in 2023

Roadway-embedded wireless charging for electric vehicles is coming to a stretch of urban highway in Detroit, marking a pilot-program first on a U.S. public road. “Our electric vehicle...

Briefs
Research Lab

Constructing 3D Models of Mineralized Tissue On-Demand

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

Articles
Test & Measurement

All-New Wind Tunnel Lets Honda Air It Out

Acknowledging the twin priorities of aerodynamic and NVH optimization in the increasingly electrified passenger-vehicle future, Honda in late March inaugurated its first full-scale wind tunnel...

Briefs
Materials

Tiny Magnets to Create Miniaturizable Quantum Devices

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, have achieved efficient quantum coupling between two distant magnetic devices, which can host a...

News
Imaging

Airflow Concept Presents Chrysler EV Direction

In a far corner of the main exhibition hall of the 2022 New York International Auto Show, its display flanked by the latest products from Ram and Jeep, Stellantis rolled out a second...

Facility Focus
Energy

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Established in 1961, PPPL's primary mission is research into and development of fusion as an energy source.

Briefs
Materials

Material Detects COVID-19 Quickly and Accurately

Potential applications for a graphene atomic-level sensor include detecting COVID, ALS, and cancer.

Q&A
Electronics & Computers

How to Measure High Voltage with No Physical Contact

Dr. Israel Owens and his team at Sandia National Laboratories have used a crystal smaller than a dime and a laser smaller than a shoebox to safely measure 20 million volts without making physical contact to the electrode.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Development of a 94 GHz Radar System for Dedicated Bird Detection at Airports and Airfields

BIRDAR™ detected small birds at distances of 1.2 to 1.3 km and large birds.

Articles
Design

How a Modern Lab Approach Optimizes Post-Silicon Validation

Semiconductor companies are looking for better tools and practices to maximize the efficiency of their design-validation processes.

News
Test & Measurement

Nissan Opens New Vehicle-Safety Lab in Michigan

It takes days for a safety team to prep a vehicle for a crash test that lasts mere seconds. “The number of required crash tests is increasing, so your flexibility is decreasing when...

Facility Focus
Energy

Facility Focus: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.

Q&A
Materials

Q&A: Plastics Could See Second Life as Biodegradable Surfactants

A chemical process produces valuable biodegradable chemicals from discarded plastics.

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Component Helps Perseverance Sample Mars

Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.

Articles
Propulsion

Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit

The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.

News
Test & Measurement

Michigan, Tech Coalition Launch Autono-Parking Lab

The state of Michigan, Ford, Bosch and real-estate company Bedrock announced last week their collaboration for the Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL), claimed to be the first real-world...

Q&A
Photonics/Optics

Q&A: Switching Technology Improves Power Grid Efficiency

Kristin Sampayan from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found a fast way to switch high voltages.

Articles
Manned Systems

Upswing in Outsourced EV Testing

As more commercial-vehicle OEMs choose electrified propulsion systems, the industry is witnessing an “unprecedented surge” in testing, according to Drive System Design (DSD). The electrified...

Technology Leaders
Motion Control

Mechatronic Integration for Precision Medical Device Linear Motion

See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.

News
Unmanned Systems

Radiated Emissions Testing Gathers Bandwidth

In a non-descript business park in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bureau Veritas is conducting tests to help prevent electronic havoc. With today’s vehicles chock full of wired and wireless...

Q&A
Test & Measurement

Nissan’s Reed Is Not Your Typical R&D Boss

Chris Reed is not the typical R&D boss. In his diverse 25-year engineering career at Nissan Americas, Reed has done everything from body design to leading development of the Murano SUV,...

Briefs
AR/AI

Moving One Step Closer to Personalized Anesthesia

The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.

Technology Leaders
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Innovative IoT Sensor Applications Pave the Way to the Future

Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.

News
Software

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
Sensors/Data Acquisition

High-Power, Portable Terahertz Laser

The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.

Briefs
Materials

4D Bioengineering Materials Bend, Curve Like Natural Tissue

The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.

Facility Focus
Test & Measurement

Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center

See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Horiba MIRA’s Vision for World-Class AV Testing

It is a bold company that uses the description “globally unique,” but that’s the label engineering research and test provider Horiba MIRA has attached to its new AV development...