Briefs: Motion Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Active cell balancing redistributes charge between battery cells during the charge and discharge cycle
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Articles: Materials
A number of battery-related innovations have been assisted by a joining technology: ultrasonic metal welding.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The battery design increases the number of possible cycles from tens to more than 100 with little degradation.
Articles: Transportation
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Articles: Software
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Products: Energy
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Briefs: Energy
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
Briefs: Materials
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Tiny, metal-rich particles can be excited with a low-power laser for deep-tissue imaging.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Materials
The technique could easily be translated into existing medical device manufacturing processes for use in orthopedic implants.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries
These batteries are more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability, and storage capacity.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New safety relay modules follow updated standards to give designers more options for a tailored electrical safety implementation.
Briefs: Imaging
Video can be recreated from motion-blurred images and new cameras may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how "APL" is developing ways to ensure the safety and performance of autonomous systems.
Briefs: Medical
The hydrogel could be made into a contact lens that effectively treats corneal melting.
Q&A: Energy
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Bacteria-Based Hydrogel Beads Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater
Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance-free.
NASA Spinoff: Transportation
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.

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