Keyword: Protective systems

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions.
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Briefs: Design
Computer-Implemented Energy Depletion Radiation Shielding
Radiation shielding for space as well as some terrestrial applications is challenging due to the wide variety and energy ranges of radiation particles.
Briefs: Materials
This new approach is useful for building radiation shields via the Z-grading method, the process of layering metal materials with different atomic numbers to provide radiation protection for protons, electrons, and x-rays.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Elastic polymers, known as elastomers, can be stretched and released repeatedly and are used in applications such as gloves and heart valves, where they need to last a long time without tearing. But...

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Briefs: Materials
Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.
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NASA Spinoff: Automotive
NASA’s grip-strengthening glove technology aims to reduce workplace stress injuries.
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Briefs: Motion Control
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A long-time apparel insulator develops its own takes on popular NASA spinoff material.
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Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
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5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

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Briefs: AR/AI
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
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Briefs: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
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Briefs: Materials
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
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Articles: Energy
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

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Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
Briefs: Materials
Biomaterial Shields Against Harmful Radiation
A new form of melanin can protect human tissue from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight.
Briefs: Materials
This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
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5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
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