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Briefs: Transportation
Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed new software to aid in the development, evaluation, and demonstration of safer autonomous, or driverless, vehicles. Called the Vehicle-in-Virtual-Environment (VVE) method, it allows the testing of driverless cars in a perfectly safe environment.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A Software Model Makes Transport Robots Smarter
Imagine a team of humans and robots working together to process online orders — real-life workers strategically positioned among their automated coworkers who are moving intelligently back and forth in a warehouse space. This could become a reality sooner than later, thanks to researchers at the University of Missouri.
Briefs: Motion Control
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
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Briefs: Software
Statistical Audibility Prediction Algorithm
Predicting the extent that one sound is heard over another is difficult, yet could help engineers to better design for sound management.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
It is widely believed that Advanced Air Mobility is poised to have a significant societal impact in the coming years to move people and cargo more rapidly and efficiently.
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Briefs: Transportation
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
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Briefs: Aerospace
This simple, elegant invention can control flow separation resulting from the high flap deflections required by simple-hinged flap systems making such flaps a viable option for aircraft designers.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A self-aligning, self-healing system for pneumatics and cryogenics with applications in aerospace.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Micro-supercapacitors could revolutionize the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers combined additive manufacturing with conventional compression molding to produce high-performance thermoplastic composites reinforced with short carbon fibers. The approach...

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Briefs: Energy

In steep mountain regions, the potential for generating electricity from a small stream of water is high, however, the hydropower potential of these regions remains untapped as it...

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Briefs: Transportation

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

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Briefs: Transportation

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

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Briefs: Energy

Electric vehicle batteries typically require a tradeoff between safety and energy density. If the battery has high energy and power density — required for uphill driving or merging on...

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Briefs: Medical

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

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Briefs: Materials

All solid materials, including glass, have a property called elastic stiffness — also known as elastic modulus. It's a measure of how much force per unit area is needed to...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
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Briefs: Automotive
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
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Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
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Briefs: Connectivity
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could help improve the reliability and performance of lithium-ion batteries.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
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Briefs: Transportation
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
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Briefs: Automotive
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
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