Keyword: Sustainable development

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
5 Ws: Materials
A new enzyme-activated compostable material could diminish microplastics pollution.
Briefs: Materials
Potential applications include lightweight building materials and growing cells for biomedical purposes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: Energy
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: Green Design & Manufacturing
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Transportation
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Briefs: Energy
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This method can be used to protect stored building materials and to remediate in-service wood and wood products.
Facility Focus: Medical
See some of the world-changing tools and technologies launched by Caltech scientists, from earthquake monitoring to helping the blind see.
Briefs: Materials
This plant-based material can be manufactured using water as a solvent instead of other harmful solvents.
NASA Spinoff: Energy
Life support research for astronauts enabled a solution to one aspect of climate change.
Briefs: Power
When combined with saltwater, rust can be a source of electricity.
Articles: Energy
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Simon Fraser University and Swiss researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

A metal-organic framework (MOF) material was developed that exhibits a selective, fully reversible, and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient...

Briefs: Propulsion

Recent technical advances have enabled flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) to become more compact and able to support higher-power applications. Due to their proven...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

WCX™ World Congress Experience 2019 — presented by SAE International — is for forward-thinking engineers, executives, OEMs, suppliers, decision-makers, disruptors, and the entire spectrum of...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. In the past 16 years, the annual contest has drawn more than 13,000...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
AEROGELS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL WASTES FOR NOVEL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS Associate Prof. Hai Minh Duong and Prof. Nhan Phan-Thien, National University of Singapore...
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to reliance on fossil fuels, and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions.