Briefs: Software
Deterministic Annealing Clustering

This software partitions a dataset into clusters of data using the Deterministic Annealing algorithm, a more sophisticated clustering technique than usually available in scientific and commercial software. The...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Transparent, Hydrogel-Based Robots Move When Inflated with Water

Engineers have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them....

Briefs: Materials
Fluorinated Alkyl Ether Epoxy Resin Compositions and Applications Thereof

NASA Langley Research Center has developed fluorinated alkyl ether-containing epoxies designed as...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
High-Sensitivity, Environmentally Isolated Bearing Tester

A novel tool was developed that allows users to qualify small-diameter bearings before incorporating them into...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Sensor Droplets Enable Cheaper, Faster Food Testing

The foodborne pathogen Escherichia coli O157 causes an estimated 73,000 illnesses and 60 deaths every year in the United...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
System Enables Robots to Understand Contextual Commands

Today’s robots can accomplish many repetitive tasks, but their inability to understand the nuances of human language makes them mostly useless for more complicated requests. For example, if...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Extrusion Method Improves Structural Properties of Magnesium

Magnesium is 75 percent lighter than steel, 33 percent lighter than aluminum, and is the fourth most common...

Briefs: Materials
Bulk Preparation of Holey Graphene via Controlled Catalytic Oxidation

Researchers at NASA have developed new methods to manufacture carbon materials (e.g., nanotubes,...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Wind Turbine Blade Testing System Using Base Excitation

Wind turbine designers are working to provide blade designs that allow a turbine connected to the blades or rotor to...

Briefs: Imaging
Microscope Scans Tumors During Surgery and Examines Cancer Biopsies in 3D

Currently there is no reliable way to determine, during tumor-removal surgery, whether the excised...

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