Keyword: Physical Sciences

INSIDER: Energy

Battery safety and performance in electronic devices and systems like battery thermal management, space conditioning, vehicle thermal comfort, and thermal...

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INSIDER: Materials

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have invented a coating that could dramatically reduce friction in common load-bearing systems with moving...

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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Transistors are considered by some to be an invention just as important to humanity as the telephone, the light bulb, or the bicycle. Today, they are a crucial component in modern electronic devices,...

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Special Reports: Defense
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Rugged Computing & Electronics - June 2023

From the battlefield to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. Keep pace with the latest developments in this compendium of recent...

INSIDER: Research Lab

A Cornell-led collaboration harnessed chemical reactions to make microscale origami machines self-fold — freeing them from the liquids in which they usually function, so they...

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INSIDER: Design

Purdue University engineers have developed a patent-pending tool to make the manufacture of ultrathin semiconductors more consistent, controllable, and...

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INSIDER: Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has announced that a team of researchers, led by MIT and including the University of California San...

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INSIDER: Imaging

Two NASA CubeSats designed to study tropical cyclones, including hurricanes and typhoons, are in orbit after a successful launch.

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Special Reports: Medical
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Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2023

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Special Reports: Aerospace
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RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2023

From the battlespace to outer space, RF electronics are at the heart of new advances in a variety of fields. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from the editors of Aerospace...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Everyone is talking about the newest AI and the power of neural networks, forgetting that software is limited by the hardware on which it runs. But it is hardware, says USC...

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Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2023

NASA is applying sensor technologies to create a state-of-the-art dexterous humanoid robot, to monitor the structural health of inflatable habitats designed for Mars, and to test the first...

Special Reports: Communications
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Power Electronics - April 2023

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for applications ranging from...

INSIDER: Energy

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)’s historic achievement of fusion ignition Dec. 5 at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) positions the United...

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INSIDER: Transportation

While conventional aircraft rely on protruding fins to enable steering, a tailless design makes the body as smooth and sleek as possible, making it safer to fly in dangerous areas...

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INSIDER: Physical Sciences

It was believed that Hall thrusters, an efficient kind of electric propulsion widely used in orbit, need to be large to produce a lot of thrust. Now, a new study from the...

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Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Mateus Corato Zanarella is the lead author of a Nature Photonics article describing the creation of tunable visible lasers of very pure colors from near-ultraviolet to near-infrared that fit on a fingertip.
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INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

True to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a microchip has doubled every year since the 1960s. But this trajectory is predicted to soon plateau because silicon — the...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new nanoelectronics platform based on graphene — a single sheet of carbon atoms.

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INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a thin film device, fabricated by spray coating, that can block electromagnetic radiation with the...

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INSIDER: Energy

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes on metal foils that could be a boon for energy storage and the electronics...

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Q&A: Imaging
Researchers have developed a theory that predicts the limits to which metals can be subjected to cyclic stress before failing.
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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Space Technology - January 2023

Read about robot construction workers on the moon, the first commercial space station, what's next for the James Webb Space Telescope, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Diodes allow directed flows of current. Without them, modern electronics would be inconceivable. Until now, they had to be made from two materials with different characteristics. A...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The challenge of fabricating nanowires directly on silicon substrates for the creation of the next generation of electronics has finally been solved by...

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elisa Riedo and her team have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to a deeper understanding of energy...

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INSIDER: Motion Control

Early in the pandemic, Víctor Ortega-Jiménez was exploring creeks near his home and observing springtails. The organisms are the most abundant non-insect hexapods on earth, and...

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White Papers: Physical Sciences
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Chlor-Alkali Process Efficiency: A Balancing Act

One-size-fits-all chlor-alkali membranes don't exist, but partnering with membrane suppliers will help you choose the right membrane for your needs and give you the tools to optimize its...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

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