Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Room-Temperature Magnon Switch
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Bacteria-Based Hydrogel Beads Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater
Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance-free.
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The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Products of Tomorrow: August 2020
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
This material could have applications such as mixing and delivery in the pharmaceutical industry.
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
This gel-like material leads a path toward “mechanoceuticals.”
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images.
The technology could help call attention to important traffic information when it’s dark, with potential benefits for both drivers and pedestrians.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
Briefs: Imaging
Smart Surgical Microscope
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“Racetrack Memory” Digital Data Storage
This technology offers the possibility to both bolster computer power and create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer memory technologies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Tracking Lab-Grown Tissue with Light
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wraparound Sensors
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Automated Diagnostic Kiosk
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
The lab-on-a-chip device allows researchers to look at several different aspects of a disease simultaneously.
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