Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Briefs: Materials
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could lead to a platform for quantum computation or new types of energy-efficient data storage applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
Briefs: Materials
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
Briefs: Materials
A potential boon to green manufacturing, the new glue saves on energy, time, and space.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
By converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
Briefs: Wearables
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.
Briefs: Energy
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Briefs: Materials
A chemical process converts polyethylene plastic into a strong, valuable adhesive.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technique could have applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Briefs: Aerospace
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
5 Ws: Test & Measurement
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Products: Imaging
By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast in August following its first crewed mission, the two astronauts inside could not exit the capsule...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

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