Keyword: Water

Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Briefs: Materials
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
Briefs: Materials
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
NASA Spinoff: Electronics & Computers
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Briefs: Energy
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Briefs: Energy
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
NASA’s LED lighting system enables food and other crops to be grown indoors in places like skyscrapers.
Q&A: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Materials
The coating protects parking decks, bridges, concrete piers, offshore platforms, buildings, and cooling towers.
Briefs: Imaging
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
Briefs: Motion Control
This microbot can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.
Briefs: Materials
When combined with saltwater, rust can be a source of electricity.
Briefs: Energy

To investigate oceans, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that sends data to the surface. Supplying constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long...

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