MIT researchers have created insect-scale robots inspired by fireflies that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication. See video.
Waterproof sensor devices could be used for health monitoring and to help with human-robot interactions
Data collection in breweries is vital for cross-facility digitalization in the brewing industry.
University of Chicago researchers have developed a framework that could help engineers design systems that can interact more seamlessly, resulting in better performance for multicomponent systems such as batteries or sensors.
Instrumentation calibration is critical for process facilities to meet stringent calibration verifications and certifications. Four best practices and three benefits are highlighted.
Texas A&M University researchers are upgrading software with pathline calculation flow visualizations to show how changing conditions underground can affect the speed and direction of fluids.
A calibration analysis should consider how will the process operate and what is required to keep it running.
Electric and pneumatic actuators are quite different, but knowing how and what they're using for can be confusing. Seven ways to choose the right actuator are highlighted.
Butterfly valves are quarter-turn flow control or isolation devices, used for quick shut-off in piping systems. Four actuation methods are highlighted.
Gas ball valves are vital for industrial applications and it's important to know the standards required and some of their other special features. Five tips are highlighted.