The Spring issue of Consumer Electronics Test & Development magazine is here, featuring NASA, L'Oréal, OLED and microLED displays, Gore, the latest in battery testing and much, much more.

Among other things, the March issue contains an interview with Guive Balooch, who over the last 10 years has spearheaded a tech revolution within the beauty industry in his role as head of L'Oréal’s Technology Incubator. In our wide-ranging interview Balooch is candid about the challenges involved in bringing digital technology to an industry that has traditionally resisted it, as well as the stress that comes with his position. “Innovation is half optimism and half anxiety,” he told me.

Elsewhere, you’ll find the insights of Dr Mahmooda Sultana, a NASA instruments scientist who has dedicated her life to furthering the quest for human knowledge of our solar system and beyond. She develops technology that in a few years will likely be included in NASA’s Artemis program, which will return astronauts to the Moon’s surface in 2025.

We also had the pleasure of talking to Gary Chan, an application engineer at Gore, who tests and develops the membranes used to keep smartphones waterproof. It is inspiring to hear about Chan and his colleagues’ attention to detail as they test and re-test the membranes needed to protect the phone’s audio components from ingress while ensuring the device’s sound quality is the best it can be.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we take an in-depth look at advancements in the field of display testing. As premium OLED TV ranges take display brightness to the next level, we ask: how are these and other new display technologies changing the face of display testing?

We also take a deep dive in to the latest developments in battery testing and, in a separate feature, look at how sustainability goals are changing the way companies approach testing and development of new tech. 

Elsewhere, SGS provides us with insights on getting certified in North America as part of a new regular feature, and Radiant Vision Systems provides insights on DXOMARK's precision approach to testing smartphone displays. 

You can read the full version of Consumer Electronics Test & Development magazine online here.