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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Device Modulates Light and Amplifies Tiny Signals
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.
Mini-magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times faster than current technologies.
Heat predictably and precisely changes the surface structure of a particle of liquid metal.
The multitasking device could advance development of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Wearable Device Monitors Health
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
This green process produces pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic, and other materials.
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Spin Capacitor for Energy-Efficient Electronics
The capacitor could enable a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.
This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Radiation-Hardened Gain Digitizer
This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Autonomic and Apoptotic Highly Distributed System
Applications include distributed computer systems, computer security, and commercial satellite systems.
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Briefs: Wearables
Wearable Air Conditioning
This on-skin electronic device provides a personal air conditioner without electricity.
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Organic Material for Printed Electronics
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Protocol Improves Storage Efficiency and Output Speed of Computer Systems
This approach enables computer systems to retrieve data much faster.
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.

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