Fly Me to the Moon….with the Least Amount of Interference Possible!

NASA has announced that its next moonshot will be a joint public-private project called Next Space Technologies for Exploration Project (NextSTEP).  Eleven United States companies are being asked for help in designing the spacecraft systems that will facilitate the successful completion of this project. This project will culminate with the first woman and next man to walk on the moon arriving there in 2024.  A portion of their work will be funded by NASA, and the companies will be...

Statex and V Technical Textiles Announce the Availability of a New Textile-Based Circuitry Technique

V Technical Textiles, Inc. and our European Partner, Statex Produktions-und Vertriebs GmbH, and have announced the availability of a Selective Plating Technique, a joint technology developed by our European Partner Statex and Laird Performance Materials.  This technology will not only create the ability to selectively silver plate an electrically conductive pattern or circuit on to both sides of a flexible fabric substrate but literally through all three dimensions of the fabric, including top and bottom sides and the fabric...

The Autonomous Car, Can Electronic Systems Defeat Human Error?

Though it seems like something totally unbelievable, a car that can take you where you want to go without your ever having to do anything more than tell it where to go, this "car of tomorrow" is already starting to become a reality.  Many major automotive companies are now offering cars with "driver assistance" as standard equipment.  These "cars of today" can help you with braking if they feel that you are closing on another vehicle too quickly, they...