Briefs: AR/AI
The robots will be challenged to carry out work too dangerous for humans.
Briefs: Energy
A simple change to the surface of perovskite removes a barrier to its functionality.
Application Briefs: Automotive
The moving assembly line remains an integral piece of most automobile manufacturing.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Briefs: Energy
Additional applications include defogging/defrosting, wearable devices, industrial heat systems, sensors, thermochromic displays, and microfluidic chips.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

Briefs: Energy
The material remains effective as an energy harvester or sensor at temperatures to well above 572°F.
Articles: AR/AI

Although industrial factories and processing plants have long been automated, it remains vital for human decision-making to be involved in operations, sometimes to a great extent. Automation in...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
Briefs: Aerospace
New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.
Briefs: Motion Control
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
Briefs: Power
Advanced analyses shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines.
Briefs: Manned Systems
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
Briefs: Propulsion
A lightweight alternative to rudders for aircraft with spanwise adaptive wings.
Briefs: Wearables
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Briefs: Imaging
Bulky, heavy LiDAR systems in self-driving cars could be replaced with a single chip.
Briefs: AR/AI
The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.
Briefs: Transportation
A self-aligning, self-healing system for pneumatics and cryogenics with applications in aerospace.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Besides miniature spacecraft propulsion systems, the valve could also have applications in the industrial processing industry where low flow devices are commonly used.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single joint allows six attachments with independent movement.
Briefs: Design
Testing has shown that NASA's poppet reduces leakage rates of traditional aerospace cryogenic valves by three orders of magnitude.
Briefs: Energy
Vanillin is converted into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.
Briefs: Energy
Scientists have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply.
Briefs: Energy
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the development of new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs specific to the stationary storage requirements.
Briefs: Energy
The device uses a thermoelectric module to generate voltage and current from the temperature gradient between the cell and the air.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid.
Briefs: Energy
A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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