Keyword: Hazards and emergency operations

Briefs: Imaging

A terahertz laser was developed with high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning for a wide range of applications in chemical sensing and imaging. The...

Articles: Imaging

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

Briefs: Energy

Electric vehicle batteries typically require a tradeoff between safety and energy density. If the battery has high energy and power density — required for uphill driving or merging on...

Briefs: Medical

Methanol is sometimes referred to as ethanol's deadly twin. While the latter is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor, the former is a chemical...

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: Energy
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The long-lasting, environmentally benign fire-retarding treatment, if used on high-risk areas, could dramatically cut the number of fires that occur each year.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
Briefs: Imaging
This system enables fast analysis of hyperspectral images in disaster response or target detection scenarios.
Briefs: Materials
The battery charges faster than a lithium-ion battery and is fire-safe and eco-friendly.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable device can differentiate among bacteria, viruses, and other biothreats.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
NASA-developed fire protection, implantable stimulators, and more.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The optical-based sensor detects the presence of hydrogen without electronics, making the process much safer.
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.
Application Briefs: Wearables
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
Briefs: Materials
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: AR/AI
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Articles: Test & Measurement
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Materials
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Defense
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
Briefs: Materials
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.