Keyword: Sun and solar

Articles: Photonics/Optics
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Briefs: Materials
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Briefs: Energy
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Energy
This cell could potentially operate around the clock, balancing the power grid over the day-night cycle.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Energy
Thrusters based on magnetic reconnection could complete long-distance missions in a shorter period of time.
Briefs: Materials
These actuators can compete with electrical and pneumatic systems.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
A combination of polymers and oligomers, when combined with UV light, almost completely kills the coronavirus.
Briefs: Imaging
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel technique for a high-brightness coherent and few-cycle duration source spans seven optical octaves.
Briefs: Imaging
Imagine being able to snap a picture of extremely fast events on the order of a picosecond.
Q&A: Energy
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Briefs: Energy
Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Briefs: Imaging
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Imaging
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Aerospace
The miniaturized, autonomous, reconfigurable solar sail is capable of very fine maneuvering by small surface deformation.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.
Briefs: Materials
This type of energy source could be the basis for robots that seek out and “eat” metal, breaking down its chemical bonds for energy like humans do with food.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Q&A: Energy
Lenan Zhang and his team at MIT developed a small, economical, highly efficient device to provide fresh drinking water using only the Sun for its energy input.
Briefs: Energy
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This coating acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun