Keyword: Coatings, colorants, and finishes

Briefs: Lighting
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Imaging
This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.
Briefs: Materials
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Briefs: Materials
This rapid and cost-effective technique yields a uniform etched surface with 99.5 percent emissivity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Energy
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Articles: Materials
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: Materials
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Medical
This method integrates 3D plasmonic nanoarrays onto stickers that adhere to any surface.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.
Briefs: Materials
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Medical
Biomaterial Shields Against Harmful Radiation
A new form of melanin can protect human tissue from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Materials
The technique could easily be translated into existing medical device manufacturing processes for use in orthopedic implants.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Materials
This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could help call attention to important traffic information when it’s dark, with potential benefits for both drivers and pedestrians.
5 Ws: Materials
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.