Energy

Access our comprehensive library of technical briefs on energy, from engineering experts at NASA and major government, university, and commercial laboratories.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Energy
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Briefs: Energy
The patch could serve as a personal thermostat and save energy.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These can replace rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used in robotics, power tools, and grid-scale energy storage.
Briefs: Aerospace
The miniaturized, autonomous, reconfigurable solar sail is capable of very fine maneuvering by small surface deformation.
Briefs: Lighting
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Solid-State Lithium Battery
This thin film battery can be used for on-package power in mass market electric vehicles (EVs) and electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Energy
This type of energy source could be the basis for robots that seek out and “eat” metal, breaking down its chemical bonds for energy like humans do with food.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This green process produces pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic, and other materials.
Briefs: Defense
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
Briefs: Wearables
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
Briefs: Energy
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Briefs: Energy
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
Briefs: AR/AI
The method slashes battery testing times — a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.
Briefs: Energy
This new design could conserve energy used for defrosting airplanes, appliances, and more.
Briefs: AR/AI
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Briefs: Aerospace
This lightweight and efficient mechanism enables retention, release, and deployment of solar arrays and antennas.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
Briefs: Energy
The capacitor could enable a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.
Briefs: Energy
A liquid crystal elastomer can be programmed to exhibit controllable, dynamic behavior without the need for complex electronic components.
Briefs: Energy
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.

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