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In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re discussing the versatile little device known as the encoder – specifically, we’ll be covering capacitive, magnetic, and optical encoders and comparing and contrasting each. Today’s
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Date:
11/14/2019
Ben-Gurion U Solar Power Generator Headed to Space Station

A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020 NASA flight launch to the International Space Station.

A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020 NASA flight launch to the International Space Station. According to research published in
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Date:
11/14/2019
Chinese Researchers Design Novel Flying Robot

The contact aerial manipulator system

Skyscrapers are rising rapidly around the world, continuously transforming city skylines. However, their repair and maintenance is becoming more and more difficult. So, who can safely perform the job? Will a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man help out? No, but Chinese researchers at the Shenyang Institute
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Date:
11/10/2019

Researchers Take Flight with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are getting smarter with the help of an international team of researchers. They developed a way for multiple UAVS to fall into formation while still automatically controlling their own flight needs, just like the drones used by the villain portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2019
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Date:
11/07/2019
Film Capacitors: Robust Power Capacitors for the DC Link
TDK Corporation presents the new B2568 series of EPCOS MKP DC link power capacitors, which offer outstanding robustness under harsh environmental conditions. The new capacitors are designed for voltages of between 900 and 3000 V DC and cover a capacitance range from 50 to 4000 µF. Depending on type, the
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Date:
11/07/2019
3D-Printed Plastics w/ High-Performance Electrical Circuits

This is an example of simple light-sensing electronics with an LED (light-emitting diode), a light-sensitive diode (semiconductor) and power connected by a high-performance circuit inside polymer. The LED is on when exposed to light and off when light from the diode is blocked.

Rutgers engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants and smart structures. They used pulses of high-energy light to fuse tiny silver wires, resulting
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Date:
11/05/2019
New Technology Could Benefit Veterans with PTSD

Dr. Sudie Back of the Medical University of South Carolina holds the type of camera that will be used in the experimental PTSD treatment. It can be disguised as a shirt button.

New technology aims to improve the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder by allowing veterans to virtually take their doctor with them during prolonged exposure therapy. The system gives the doctor physical and psychological information about the veterans in real time. "This is something
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Date:
11/02/2019