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A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
Briefs: Automotive
Synapse-Like Phototransistor
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
Question of the Week: Propulsion
Will 'Zero-Impact' Planes Take Off?

Our May issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a hybrid-electric aircraft design from MIT that, according to its creators, could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent.

This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.
Thrusters based on magnetic reconnection could complete long-distance missions in a shorter period of time.
Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity.
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
This technology provides highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at a fifth of the cost of current storage technologies.
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Cobalt-Free Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Nanostructured Alloy for Battery Anodes
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
Special Reports: Nanotechnology
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Harnessing SWIR Line Scan Imaging Technology
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Turning Diamond into Metal
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Cleaner, Faster Flight is on the Horizon
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Low-Cost, Fast Production of Solid-State Batteries
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. However, they have intermittency issues. A potential solution to this problem involves the...

New research conducted by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has identified a specific building block that improves the anode in...

White Papers: Energy
How High-efficiency Climate Control Solutions Save Energy and Cost

High temperatures in industrial settings are a leading cause of downtime. Controlling units and microprocessors age quickly under heat pressure, so generated heat...

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