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Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells – but solar cells are heavy. While conventional high-performance cells reach up to three watts of electricity per gram,...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Achieve Alternative Fuel ROI in Less Than Five Years with ANG

Learn how adsorbed natural gas (ANG) can bring operational benefits for your fleet and pay for itself in less than five years. ANG is specifically suited to light-duty fleets and...

The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Long-life Batteries for the IIoT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electronics Cooling Using Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
The battery design increases the number of possible cycles from tens to more than 100 with little degradation.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tough, Solid Electrolyte Battery Component
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Briefs: Energy
Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries
These batteries are more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability, and storage capacity.
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“Racetrack Memory” Digital Data Storage
This technology offers the possibility to both bolster computer power and create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer memory technologies.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transparent Graphene Electrodes
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Wiegand Wire: Energy Harvesting and More
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
The patch could serve as a personal thermostat and save energy.
Briefs: Energy
Sodium-Ion Batteries
These can replace rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used in robotics, power tools, and grid-scale energy storage.

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