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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have improved on approaches that dissolve a battery in a liquid solution in order to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals used in the process.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
Innovators at the NASA Glenn Research Center have developed the PLGRM system, which allows an installed antenna to be characterized in an aircraft hangar. All PLGRM components can be packed onto pallets, shipped, and easily operated.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optimizing EV motors before they hit the market is crucial. As the demand for clean energy vehicles grows, customers need assurance that their chosen vehicle is reliable and fulfills sustainability promises.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A team of MIT engineers is creating a one-megawatt motor that could be a key stepping-stone toward electrifying larger aircraft. The team has designed and tested the major components of the motor.
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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Although the automotive industry sees solid-state batteries as the next game-changer for EV driving range, performance and safety, the technology is projected to penetrate the...

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INSIDER: Energy

The efficient and economical recycling of EV batteries is not just possible, but inevitable, said a panel of battery-recycling experts at the 2023 Battery Show North America in Novi, MI, this...

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News: Power

The term “gigafactory” has become common lexicon for a manufacturing facility constructed to produce the almost incalculable number of individual battery cells required for the millions of...

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INSIDER: Materials

At the Battery Show North America, a panel of leaders addressed North America’s lithium supply challenges, and talked about signs that aggressive movement from...

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INSIDER: Power

As the world’s major auto markets begin an inexorable shift to EVs and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), any discussion of the engineering...

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Briefs: Imaging
A research team has developed a 3D imaging sensor that has an extremely high angular resolution — it can distinguish points of an object separated by an angular distance, of as little as 0.0018°. The sensor operates on a unique angle-to-color conversion principle.
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Briefs: Imaging
Engineers have created full-motion video technology that could potentially be used to make cameras that peer through fog, smoke, driving rain, murky water, skin, bone, and other media that reflect scattered light and obscure objects from view.
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Briefs: Materials
A team has designed a new blueprint for solid-state batteries that are less dependent on specific chemical elements, particularly critical metals that are challenging to source due to supply chain issues. Their work could advance solid-state batteries that are efficient and affordable.
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Briefs: Materials
Researchers in the Lyding Group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have discovered an efficient, sustainable method for 3D-printing single-walled carbon nanotube films, a versatile, durable material that can transform how we explore space, engineer aircraft, and wear electronic technology.
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5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MIT alumnus-founded FarmWise uses autonomous machines to snip weeds while preserving crops, eliminating the need for herbicides.
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Briefs: Design
Following nature's example, Lufthansa Technik and BASF have jointly developed the functional surface film AeroSHARK for commercial aircraft.
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Briefs: Automotive
Research reveals that expertly timed lasers shined at an approaching LIDAR system can create a blind spot in front of the vehicle.
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Technology & Society: Software
SprayBox can target individual weeds and crops at a 20-per-second rate and then spray them at a millimeter’s accuracy.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Briefs: Aerospace
NASA’s System-Wide Safety (SWS) project is developing innovative data solutions to assure safe, rapid, and repeatable access to a transformed National Airspace System.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology will pave the way for new applications of integrated semiconductor lasers in LiDAR.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The model allows robots to ask clarifying questions to soldiers.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Briefs: Power
The work could lead to improvements in the energy density of lithium batteries that power electric vehicles.
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Briefs: Software
A new area of artificial intelligence called analog deep learning promises faster computation with a fraction of the energy usage.
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Articles: Unmanned Systems
The products of tomorrow.
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Technology & Society: Green Design & Manufacturing
A zero-emission reusable stratospheric balloon developed by Urban Sky for remote sensing could one day be used for real-time wildfire monitoring.
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Articles: Energy
General Motors’ new joint-research agreement with OneD underscores the promise of silicon-anode development.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale.
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Briefs: Design
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have designed an Active Debris Removal Vehicle that can remove large orbital debris from low-Earth orbit.
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