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The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Printable Light Sensors Can See Colors
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Assembly of Photovoltaic Arrays
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electricity-Free Radiative Cooling System
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Sunlight Converts Emissions into Useful Materials
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Sweating Robot Muscle
This form of thermal management can help enable untethered, high-powered robots to operate for long periods of time without overheating.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tiny, Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Using Silicon for Battery Anodes
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Optical Neural Network Recognizes Objects Instantly
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Applications include low-light conditions such as on orbital satellites and VR applications where the lens needs to be larger than a pupil.
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Integrated Microchips for Electronic Skin
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
This technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.

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