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Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Turning Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel
A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
The energy storage device can store a charge up to 900 times greater than state-of-the-art supercapacitors.
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Communications
Building Big Data from Little Data
Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Applications include spectroscopy and LiDAR.
The device recharges the internal battery of implants without invasive surgery.
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Communications
CMOS-Based Transceiver for 300 GHz
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercapacitors for Wearable Devices
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
This composite can be used in lithium metal batteries.
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: Medical
Ultrasonic Projector
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
The material can be recycled, making renewable energy more sustainable while lowering costs in the process.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
The functioning human heart pump provides a model to track and trace what happens at the cell and molecular levels in the pump structure.
The technology could lead to a platform for quantum computation or new types of energy-efficient data storage applications.
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Printing Technology for Waterproof E-Textiles
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Charging Port for Autonomous Drone Swarms
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.

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