Keyword: Water

Articles: Design
With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.
Briefs: Materials

A fish-inspired robot that can travel 26 meters through the air after takeoff could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments,...

Briefs: Materials
A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.
5 Ws: Energy
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
Briefs: Propulsion
Synthesized micro-robots can convert their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
Briefs: Materials
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
Briefs: Materials
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
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: Materials
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
Briefs: Materials
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: Green Design & Manufacturing

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.