Keyword: Biological sciences

Application Briefs: Materials
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
Briefs: Energy
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Motion Control
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Briefs: Energy
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Briefs: Materials
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
This treatment has the potential to remove from drinking water nearly all viruses that have an “outer fortress.”
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
5 Ws: Packaging & Sterilization
A specially designed hydrogel works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones.
Briefs: Materials
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The soft material demonstrates autonomous, heartbeat-like oscillating properties.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material could be used in security, health, industrial, and safety applications.
Facility Focus: Aerospace
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The miniaturized detector mimics the process dogs use to detect cancer and other diseases by smell.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Synthetic materials can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues, achieving complex 3D movements and functions.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity.
Briefs: Motion Control
These actuators can compete with electrical and pneumatic systems.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Medical
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
Briefs: Automotive
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Articles: Materials
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Materials
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Materials
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.