TREND Intelligent sensors: Smart and “Industry 4.0 Ready”

Every “thing” needs a sensor. However, in the industrial IoT environment, it shall be able to do more than just… more


TREND Autonomous Driving: Engine on, eyes closed?

For decades, only car manufacturers knew the secret ingredients for producing sleek vehicles. But now, the wizards from Silicon Valley… more


Redox flow: New battery provides power and cooling

Tightly packed electronic components generate a lot of heat. Tiny redox flow batteries will beneath supplying energy also dissipating the heat… more


Smart pills monitor your vitals

New electronic pills look like and are ingested just like drug capsules. Once swallowed, however, they allow for continuous core… more


Textile sensor measures heart rate

There is growing interest in smart textiles for medical applications. Extreme flexible fiber optics woven into fabric now let clothing… more


Intel buys Mobileye: A billion-dollar deal for autonomous driving

Plenty of companies were pursuing the Israeli image-processing specialist Mobileye. Now INTEL as edged out the competition. Although 15.3 billion… more


Solid-state batteries: In search of the “super battery”

A maximum amount of energy in a minimum amount of space: Lithium-ion batteries have met that standard for a long… more


LTE-V2X: Tested on the German autobahn

Mobile telephones and traffic—until now, often a fatal combination. But if drivers are no longer part of the equation, those… more


Two-way LEDs for self-charging displays

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have now replaced other technologies in most lighting applications. And the organic variety (OLED) is increasingly replacing… more


The smallest MEMS loudspeaker in the world

It’s the smallest loudspeaker in the world, but they say it makes some big noise. MEMS makes it possible. These… more


Human-robot collaboration: Snake skin as a temperature sensor

Detecting temperature is an important function of skin. Snakes can use their skin to track warm-blooded prey, even in the… more


Cyborg dragonfly with electronic backpack

Wings have a number of advantages over rotors. That is why dragonflies are increasingly encountering drones that look just like… more


Attention Assist takes care of the coffee

It will be a while before drivers are able to take naps on the freeway. Until then, there is a… more


Facet-eye camera with artificial insect eye

Miniature cameras can be found in billions of smartphones as well as countless other modern devices. However, the physics of… more


Service robots with “emotions”

Lots of people wouldn’t refer to autonomous vacuum cleaners or lawnmowers as robots. But that doesn’t make them any less… more


Happy New Year!

There was certainly no shortage of electronic innovations over the past year. Just a few weeks ago, electronica allowed us… more


Christmas for techies

The festival of love and gifts is just around the corner. But what do you give your “favorite engineer”? And… more


STARTUP: Digital copilot thinks along with you

Self-driving cars are coming—that much is certain. But while we wait for them to get here, human drivers are increasingly… more


World record with frozen transistors

People have been waiting for the end of silicon technology for decades. The smaller things get and the faster things… more


Wireless: Transmitting in the Internet of Things

In the future, all objects and devices on the Internet of Things will communicate with the user and, above all,… more


Super battery with supercapacitors

“Super” is a popular adjective when it comes to energy storage. Supercapacitors even have it in their name. Now they… more


The face as a master key

Why look for little keys in oversized bags when your face is all it takes to open gates and doors…. more


Digitalization in a dead spot?

The ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) released its latest study about the German electronics industry today. The principle… more


#ele16 eTV Highlights

Today we have something really special for you. We are going to possibly witness the breaking of a world record… more


Internet of Things revolutionizing the electronics industry

In keeping with the motto “Connected Worlds—Safe and Secure,” electronica, the largest electronics trade fair in the world, took place… more