Keyword: Biological sciences

Briefs: Energy
Additional applications include defogging/defrosting, wearable devices, industrial heat systems, sensors, thermochromic displays, and microfluidic chips.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.
Facility Focus: Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, more commonly known as Penn Engineering or SEAS, offers programs that emphasize hands-on study of engineering...

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,...

Briefs: Medical

A patented self-contained device for isolating deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA), proteins, and cells without using pipettes or centrifuges has been developed at NASA’s...

Briefs: Medical

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

Articles: Software

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year from more than 31 recognized pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Any space, enclosed or open, can be vulnerable to the dispersal of harmful airborne biological agents. Silent and near-invisible, these bioagents can sicken or kill living things before...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Scientists have developed a ceramic-based ink made of calcium phosphate to 3D print bone parts complete with living cells that could be used to repair damaged bone tissue. The 3D printer method is...

Briefs: Energy

Living materials made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix have gained popularity as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See how solid-state lasers have grown and diversified over the years.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.
Briefs: Propulsion
Synthesized micro-robots can convert their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A remotely controlled microswimmer could navigate the human body and aid in drug delivery.
Briefs: Energy
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Materials
Inspired by barnacles, the paste provides an effective way to treat traumatic injuries and help control bleeding during surgery.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98 percent of a pollutant from 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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biological insights of fruit fly eye movements could enhance robotics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The hydrogels can morph multiple times in a preprogrammed or on-demand manner in response to external trigger signals.
Briefs: Software
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.