Keyword: Sustainable development

Briefs: Materials
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.
5 Ws: Unmanned Systems
Who

A fully automated net positive submarine fleet, powered entirely on hydrogen, could help cleanse the oceans of toxic pollution. Developed by London-based startup Oceanways, the submarine was named among the...

NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a...

Briefs: Energy
A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.
Briefs: Materials
The sustainable material offers a zero-waste solution to boost recycling and support the circular economy.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A method converts cotton into sugar, which can be turned into spandex, nylon, or ethanol.
Application Briefs: Energy
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
5 Ws: Energy
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
5 Ws: Materials
A new enzyme-activated compostable material could diminish microplastics pollution.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Energy
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
Briefs: Materials
Potential applications include lightweight building materials and growing cells for biomedical purposes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Articles: Aerospace
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Materials
Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
Articles: Energy
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
Briefs: Materials
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Materials
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Energy
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Bio-interfacing and biodegradable flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) devices can help tackle some of the world’s great challenges including environmental degradation and food...