Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Thirst for Water on Mars Quenched by Student Innovators
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
These barrier coatings protect high-performance components in extreme environments.
A solvent leaches cobalt and lithium for reuse from spent batteries.
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal's quantum properties.
This microbot can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Catalysis Approach Reduces Carbon Dioxide to Methane
This approach is a cost-effective way to convert carbon dioxide gas into methane.
The device can be used to pre-screen for the virus using gene-editing assays before those infected can travel and expose others.
Applying a surface-active agent makes metal easier to cut and shape into parts and pieces.
This method will enable safer fluorescent light recycling.
Electric motors and gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases from long-haul trucks.
A touch-based display mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
This electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration, muscle movement, and other health data.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In-House PCB Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
This plant-based material can be manufactured using water as a solvent instead of other harmful solvents.
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and the majority live in developing nations. A process was...

Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.

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