Keyword: Fire

Briefs: Power

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: Energy
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
Briefs: Imaging
The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.
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.
Briefs: Energy
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: Energy
The battery charges faster than a lithium-ion battery and is fire-safe and eco-friendly.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The optical-based sensor detects the presence of hydrogen without electronics, making the process much safer.
Articles: Materials
NASA-developed fire protection, implantable stimulators, and more.
Briefs: Materials
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Articles: Test & Measurement
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Energy
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Materials
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Briefs: Transportation
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer, and about 20% more efficient.
Briefs: Energy
The technology is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Articles: Software
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Briefs: Materials
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
Wool from special sheep keeps astronauts and emergency responders safe.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Briefs: Materials
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
Briefs: Materials

Researchers have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners, and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen....

Briefs: Materials
Fire-Retardant Coating Uses Renewable, Nontoxic Materials

Researchers developed a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature. The coating could provide more effective fire protection for several widely used materials. The coatings offer the opportunity to reduce the flammability of...

Articles: Wearables

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 innovation.

Briefs: Energy

Lithium batteries allow electric vehicles to travel several hundred miles on one charge. Their capacity for energy storage is well known — so is their tendency to occasionally...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. Inspired by the unusual behavior of some liquids...

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