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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.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A self-aligning, self-healing system for pneumatics and cryogenics with applications in aerospace.
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...

Briefs: Transportation

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

Briefs: Power

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...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Briefs: Aerospace
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Briefs: Automotive
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Communications
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could help improve the reliability and performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Briefs: Aerospace
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Briefs: Motion Control
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include vehicle and aircraft tires, sports helmets, military equipment, and seals and couplings.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Transportation
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Motion Control
The lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation uses novel surface cooling technology.
Briefs: Transportation
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Automotive
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.

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