Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Aerospace
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Materials
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.
Briefs: Energy
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include vehicle and aircraft tires, sports helmets, military equipment, and seals and couplings.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
This treatment has the potential to remove from drinking water nearly all viruses that have an “outer fortress.”
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Energy
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include manned deep space exploration and terrestrial CO2 removal systems.
Briefs: Medical
Gait data and machine learning help to monitor and predict disease progression.
Briefs: Automotive
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Material for shoe bottoms could help prevent falls in icy or slippery conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The switch has uses in circuit protection systems in the electric power grid, high-power military applications, and power for materials processing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
Briefs: Materials
By reclaiming polymers in plastics, the process could cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology recovers pure and precious metals from alloys in cellphones and other electrical waste.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
Briefs: Materials
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The solution increases water recovery, prevents mineral scaling, and cuts the volume of brines in half.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
Briefs: Wearables
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.

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