Keyword: Fire

Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Energy
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Articles: Transportation
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Energy
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: Transportation
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wool from special sheep keeps astronauts and emergency responders safe.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
Briefs: Energy

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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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: Energy

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...

Q&A: Materials

Texas A&M professor Jaime Grunlan and his team are developing a new flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature that...

Briefs: Communications

Emergency situations such as trying to escape heavy smoke from fire could leave the sense of touch as the only way to find an exit. Rather than trying to look at a smartphone screen, a...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Optical range measurements, already used in manufacturing and other fields, may help overcome practical challenges posed by structural fires, which are too hot to measure with conventional...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers. To control these tasks, manufacturers must ensure that their lasers fire at...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A blue-light imaging method was developed that can be used to obtain visual data from large test fires where high temperatures could disable or destroy conventional electrical and mechanical sensors. The...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Wireless sensor networks frequently operate in hazardous areas where explosive atmospheres pose a safety risk to equipment and operators. The design of these systems must...

Briefs: Software

What had been a peaceful and productive mission for the six men aboard the Russian space station Mir, including U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger, nearly became a tragic...

NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Azusa, CA
www.northropgrumman.com

Two critical instruments built by Northrop Grumman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Time of flight is an approach that gauges distance by measuring the time it takes light projected into a scene to bounce back to a sensor. In time-of-flight imaging, a short burst of light is fired...