Briefs : Materials
Process Synthesizes Carbon Nanotubes Using Carbon Dioxide
This process turns carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Low-Energy Device Rapidly Reroutes Light in Computer Chips
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
“Smart” Frequency-Sensing Charge Controller for Electric Vehicles
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Portable Sample Preparation for Chemical and Biological Analysis
This system autonomously prepares samples for online automated analysis.
Briefs : RF & Microwave Electronics
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Bomb Detection Method Detects Peroxide-Based Explosives
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Articles : Data Acquisition
5G in Manufacturing: What’s Here and What’s to Come
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Facility Focus : Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs : Materials
Silicon Carbide Fiber Tows
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
Briefs : Materials
Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings
This coating acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing of Plastics with Electrical Circuits
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Enhancing Materials for High-Resolution Patterning
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials transfer ultra-small, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” for 3D-Printed Devices
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Thermally Conductive Polymer Films
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Briefs : Aerospace
Estimated Spectrum Adaptive Postfilter (ESAP)
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D-Printed Structures Morph from Flat Layers into Predetermined Shapes
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Q&A : Semiconductors & ICs
Q&A: Electrically Conductive Coated Yarn for Wearable, Washable Fabrics
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Briefs : Aerospace
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
5 Ws : Materials
5 Ws of Microlattice Pads for Improved Helmets
With the new microlattice pads, players will have greater protection from both single hits and a series of impacts.
Briefs : Automotive
Technique Creates Transparent Polythene Films as Strong as Aluminum
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Wireless Movement-Tracking System Uses Low-Power Radio Frequency Signals
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Briefs : Materials
Threads Detect Gases When Woven into Clothing
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs : Communications
Modern Software Links Legacy Systems
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
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