Keyword: Hazardous materials

168
1787
0
0
30
Briefs: Medical
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: Electronics & Computers
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: 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...

Feature Image
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...

Feature Image
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Feature Image
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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...

Feature Image
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Feature Image
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.
Feature Image
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.
Feature Image
Briefs: Imaging
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
Feature Image
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable device can differentiate among bacteria, viruses, and other biothreats.
Feature Image
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.
Feature Image
Application Briefs: Communications
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Feature Image
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
Feature Image
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Feature Image
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
Feature Image
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
Feature Image
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Feature Image
Briefs: Materials
A combination of polymers and oligomers, when combined with UV light, almost completely kills the coronavirus.
Feature Image
Briefs: Imaging
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
Feature Image
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel technique for a high-brightness coherent and few-cycle duration source spans seven optical octaves.
Feature Image
Briefs: Materials
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
Feature Image
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Feature Image
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Feature Image
Briefs: Imaging
Imagine being able to snap a picture of extremely fast events on the order of a picosecond.
Feature Image
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Feature Image
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
Feature Image
Briefs: Communications
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Feature Image
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Feature Image

Videos