Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.
Briefs: Aerospace
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Briefs: Motion Control
The gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice — about 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
Briefs: Motion Control
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturers, medical device companies, and others can use this 3D printing software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Special light sources and sensors see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling reconstruction of the shapes of unseen objects.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
Briefs: Materials
Additive Manufacturing Method for Sub-Microscale Three-Dimensional Structures
Applications include MEMS, microlattice fabrication, and other sub-microscale 3D structures with a broad range of materials.
Briefs: Communications
Laser Radio Transmitter
This device transmits data via a semiconductor laser, opening the door to ultra-high-speed WiFi.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The coating could make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long-lasting for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Briefs: Wearables
A wearable energy harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging.
Briefs: Imaging
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Briefs: Materials
The new body armor can safeguard against even more powerful firearms during combat.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This new 3D printer can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
Briefs: Materials
The coating protects parking decks, bridges, concrete piers, offshore platforms, buildings, and cooling towers.
Briefs: Materials
The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The electrospun nanofibers are used for wound healing and 3D matrices for biological tissues.
Briefs: Software
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Briefs: Energy
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
Briefs: Imaging
This imaging technique could impact optical communications and signal processing.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.

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