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Find innovative solutions for design engineering challenges in battery management systems. Discover the latest battery system applications in wearables, autonomous vehicles, and other electronic systems.

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Question of the Week : Energy
Will We Ever Recharge Electric Batteries As Quickly As We Get Gas?

Stanford University researchers have developed a machine learning-based method that cuts battery testing times by 98 percent. The team says that their A.I. technique could lead to a future where an electric battery is recharged in the time it takes to stop at a gas station. Watch...

Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
An engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
A solvent leaches cobalt and lithium for reuse from spent batteries.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Particle Robot Works as a Cluster of Simple Units
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.

Tech Briefs in 2019 celebrated historic NASA anniversaries, new ways to power electronics, and innovative hacks of our “smartest” technologies.

Question of the Week : Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Unbreakable Batteries’ Find a Place in Electronics and Vehicles?

Increasingly, lithium-ion batteries are supporting portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid storage.

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Potassium-Oxygen Battery Stores Clean Energy

Researchers have developed a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery with a cathode that stores the energy produced by a chemical reaction in a metal-oxygen or metal-air battery....

As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a calorimeter that is able to measure the total heat generated when specific types of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells are...

Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.
Articles : Electronics & Computers
Innovators Recognized for Creating the Future 2019
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Method Enables Robots to Exchange Directed Messages

A novel approach was developed to improve communications range and allow for covert behavior using a team of robots for future multi-domain operations. Specifically, researchers...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: November 2019
3D-printing platforms, simulation software, transistors, and more.
Battelle's simple, cost-effective sensor detects the onset of battery faults.
Learn about the world's first wave-driven desalination system.
Briefs : Motion Control
Wearable Motion Sensors Measure Fetal Heartbeat

A technique was developed that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heartrate monitor currently available in the market.

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