Keyword: On-board energy sources

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an affordable add-on technology that removes more than 99.9 percent of acidic gases and other emissions to produce an ultraclean natural gas furnace.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An MIT-developed heat treatment aims to transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making the materials stronger and more resilient in extreme thermal environments.
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Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Research and development work continue to deliver cleaner, more efficient, and more diverse ways of generating the energy we need to power modern society.
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Briefs: Materials
An experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels.
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5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
As concerns rise about methane, a CU startup is working toward plugging the leaks.
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Briefs: Design
Testing has shown that NASA's poppet reduces leakage rates of traditional aerospace cryogenic valves by three orders of magnitude.
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Briefs: Energy
Scientists have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply.
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Briefs: Energy
A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
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Briefs: Energy
Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Methanol is sometimes referred to as ethanol's deadly twin. While the latter is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor, the former is a chemical...

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Briefs: Propulsion

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

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Briefs: Energy
Pyroelectric energy generates energy from heat that would otherwise be wasted in a catalytic chemical reaction.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The ALFaLDS detection tool supports oil plants.
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Briefs: Wearables
The flexible, washable microgrid uses the human body to sustainably power small electronics.
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Briefs: Power
This scalable power processing unit (PPU) is for use with low-power Hall effect thrusters.
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Briefs: Energy
A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A method converts cotton into sugar, which can be turned into spandex, nylon, or ethanol.
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Briefs: Imaging
The engine could make rockets not only more fuel-efficient, but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct.
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Application Briefs: Aerospace
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn how design engineers are making better gas meters.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
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Briefs: Energy
The optical-based sensor detects the presence of hydrogen without electronics, making the process much safer.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
NASA-developed fire protection, implantable stimulators, and more.
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Articles: Energy
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
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Briefs: Aerospace
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The valve enables telerobotic resupplying of media such as propellant and pressurant.
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