Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include absorbers, tuned mass dampers, harmonic absorbers, and seismic dampers.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Energy
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Briefs: Materials
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Briefs: Energy
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.
Briefs: Energy
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Briefs: Imaging
Tiny, metal-rich particles can be excited with a low-power laser for deep-tissue imaging.
Briefs: Materials
The technique could easily be translated into existing medical device manufacturing processes for use in orthopedic implants.
Briefs: Energy
Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries
These batteries are more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability, and storage capacity.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Imaging
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Electronics & Computers
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Materials
The hydrogel could be made into a contact lens that effectively treats corneal melting.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Imaging
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Materials
This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.

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