Keyword: Coatings, colorants, and finishes

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Articles: Materials
A metal-coated fiber capable of withstands high temperatures.
Articles: IoMT
A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The long-lasting, environmentally benign fire-retarding treatment, if used on high-risk areas, could dramatically cut the number of fires that occur each year.
Briefs: Medical
The bandage captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural healing process.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Textiles and items of clothing can be converted into e-textiles without affecting their original properties.
Briefs: Energy
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Holographic lenses render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum.
Q&A: Materials
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
Briefs: Materials
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
Briefs: Lighting
Polymer cores redirect light from any source to solar cells.
Q&A: Energy

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, NASA will return humans to the lunar surface.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Articles: Test & Measurement
Articles: Nanotechnology
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
Articles: Imaging
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.