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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Glow Sticks: From Parties to Detecting Biothreats for the Navy

Remember that party where you were swinging glow sticks above your head or wearing them as necklaces? Fun times, right? Science times, too. Turns out those fun party favors are now being used by a University of Houston researcher to identify emerging biothreats for the United States...

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: Power
The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Using state-of-the-art indium phosphide transistors and a basic computer and mirrors, researchers were able to produce images of concealed bodies.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robots will be challenged to carry out work too dangerous for humans.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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...

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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...

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Briefs: Transportation

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...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

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...

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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...

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Briefs: Energy
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
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Briefs: Wearables
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.
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Briefs: Materials
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.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
This remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
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Briefs: Energy
The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
This system enables fast analysis of hyperspectral images in disaster response or target detection scenarios.
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Briefs: Energy
The battery charges faster than a lithium-ion battery and is fire-safe and eco-friendly.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.
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Briefs: Imaging
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable device can differentiate among bacteria, viruses, and other biothreats.
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Articles: Materials
NASA-developed fire protection, implantable stimulators, and more.
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Briefs: Power
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
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Briefs: Power
The optical-based sensor detects the presence of hydrogen without electronics, making the process much safer.
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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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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
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Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
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