Briefs: Wearables
The smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
A novel method was developed to produce an alkaline hydrogel that could improve wound healing.
Briefs: Automotive
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
5 Ws: Materials
A new enzyme-activated compostable material could diminish microplastics pollution.
Briefs: Materials
The soft material demonstrates autonomous, heartbeat-like oscillating properties.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Terrestrial uses include physical therapy, clinical diagnosis, athletic training and performance, and robust exercise equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
Briefs: Wearables
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: AR/AI
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material could be used in security, health, industrial, and safety applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The new metal lattice material can be used to create models that regain shape after being crushed.
Briefs: Aerospace
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Briefs: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
Briefs: Materials
The gel works even at freezing temperatures and contains natural antimicrobial compounds derived from durian husk.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This cell could potentially operate around the clock, balancing the power grid over the day-night cycle.
Briefs: Materials
The coating repels insects on aircraft wing surfaces and motor vehicles and reduces surface imperfections on other low-friction or non-stick surfaces.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
A NASA-developed technology for testing heat shields transforms garbage into reusable chemicals.

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