Keyword: Water

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Briefs: Design
NASA’s Johnson Space Center is offering an innovative freeze-resistant hydration system for licensing. The technology substantially improves on existing hydration systems because it prevents water from freezing in the tubing, container, and mouthpiece, even in the harshest conditions on Earth.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MIT researchers have developed a way of making even the most unlikely pairings of materials take on a desired level of wettability.
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5 Ws: Power
Researchers at University of Cambridge have developed floating “artificial leaves” that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea.
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Articles: Materials
With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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,...

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Briefs: Energy

In steep mountain regions, the potential for generating electricity from a small stream of water is high, however, the hydropower potential of these regions remains untapped as it...

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Briefs: Nanotechnology
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.
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5 Ws: Energy
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Synthesized micro-robots can convert their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
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Briefs: Imaging
Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
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Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
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Briefs: Materials
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
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Briefs: Imaging
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
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NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.
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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...

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Articles: Test & Measurement
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
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