Briefs: Energy
Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces.
NASA Spinoff: Energy
NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.
Briefs: Materials
The technology recovers pure and precious metals from alloys in cellphones and other electrical waste.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.
Briefs: Energy
The organic composite material is soft, stretchable, and has good thermoelectric properties for many wearable applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include wind turbines, solar arrays, commercial space mobile launchers, and industrial process stacks and equipment.
5 Ws: Materials
A specially designed hydrogel works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The circuitry uses race logic to solve complex problems with a minimum expenditure of energy.
Briefs: Materials
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can replace blood draws to test for antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection such as SARS-CoV-2.
Briefs: Imaging
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles, and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.
Briefs: Transportation
The lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation uses novel surface cooling technology.
Briefs: Energy
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Wearables
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
By capturing more cancer cells than blood draw screening, this device could help doctors understand a tumor’s biology and make decisions about treatment.
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