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Articles: Power
Optimizing EV motors before they hit the market is crucial. As the demand for clean energy vehicles grows, customers need assurance that their chosen vehicle is reliable and fulfills sustainability promises.
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Briefs: Propulsion
A team of MIT engineers is creating a one-megawatt motor that could be a key stepping-stone toward electrifying larger aircraft. The team has designed and tested the major components of the motor.
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Articles: Manned Systems
A longstanding partnership between Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and Pratt & Whitney has resulted in a new laser-optical technology that aims to revolutionize in-flight thrust measurement.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An MIT-developed heat treatment aims to transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making the materials stronger and more resilient in extreme thermal environments.
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Briefs: Power
NASA’s System-Wide Safety (SWS) project is developing innovative data solutions to assure safe, rapid, and repeatable access to a transformed National Airspace System.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel turbine blade design and manufacturing approach developed by NASA provides a significant reduction in turbine blade resonant vibration.
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Briefs: Materials
The material remains effective as an energy harvester or sensor at temperatures to well above 572°F.
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Briefs: Power
Advanced analyses shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines.
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Application Briefs: Design
Hyperganic
Munich, Germany
www.hyperganic.com EOS
Krailling, Germany
www.eos.info/en

In May 2022, Hyperganic built the world's largest 3D-printed...

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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Envisioning smaller and more lightweight robotics, designers realized that cobots could be used for millions of assembly tasks now being carried out by humans.
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Articles: Energy

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Articles: Electronics & Computers

Decarbonization goals across the globe are leading to an increased adoption of electric vehicles. With electric car sales soaring, even the most successful...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This system would extend the life of CubeSat satellites.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
The system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 and would have applications in air and space travel.
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Briefs: Imaging
The engine could make rockets not only more fuel-efficient, but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct.
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Articles: Power
The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.
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5 Ws: Imaging
Imagine a tablet or Kindle that can display braille on command for the visually impaired.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The engine is approximately 10 billion times smaller than a car engine.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
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Articles: Aerospace
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
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Briefs: Energy
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
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Briefs: Aerospace
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
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Articles: Motion Control
Learn the differences between bipolar and unipolar motors, their driving methods, and advantages and limitations.
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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An OEM must think about how to build a machine that will work on any kind of power system.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
After rigorous ground testing, NASA’s Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber will be installed on the ISS.
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