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Issue Archive: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Briefs: Medical
Additional applications include defogging/defrosting, wearable devices, industrial heat systems, sensors, thermochromic displays, and microfluidic chips.
Briefs: Energy
The material remains effective as an energy harvester or sensor at temperatures to well above 572°F.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Advanced analyses shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines.
Briefs: Power
Vanillin is converted into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.
Briefs: Energy
Scientists have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply.
Briefs: Energy
The device uses a thermoelectric module to generate voltage and current from the temperature gradient between the cell and the air.
Briefs: Energy
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the development of new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs specific to the stationary storage requirements.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid.
Briefs: Energy
A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Briefs: Energy
Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Articles: Energy
Hyliion’s system can decrease fuel consumption and reduce emissions by capturing wasted energy and storing it in a battery pack.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

Briefs: Energy

Researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada, who are members of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), headquartered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)...

Briefs: Transportation

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...

INSIDER: Energy

The largest ever simulation of its kind, modeled on the Texas power grid, concluded that consumers stand to save about 15 percent on their annual electric bills by partnering with...

INSIDER: Lighting

A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.

INSIDER: Energy

Renewable energy has an intermittency problem — the sun provides no power at night, while winds can stop suddenly.

Q&A: Energy
An inexpensive, clear coating has reduced snow and ice accumulation on solar panels, enabling them to generate up to 85% more energy in early testing.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what integrated building systems can do to enhance the working and living environment inside a commercial building.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This scalable power processing unit (PPU) is for use with low-power Hall effect thrusters.
Briefs: Propulsion
The system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 and would have applications in air and space travel.
Briefs: Energy
Two-dimensional MXene provides fast redox and high-rate energy storage.
Briefs: Energy
Using ambient light, the reflective screen keeps energy consumption to a minimum.
Briefs: Energy
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98 percent of a pollutant from water.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The material could pave the way for better, safer solid-state batteries.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Charger ICs, backup units, power supplies, and more.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Ocean Batteries’ Catch On?

Our lead story today highlights an innovative energy approach from a Netherlands-based company called Ocean Grazer. Tied to existing wind farms, the team’s “Ocean Battery” pumps water from solid subsea reservoirs into flexible bladders located just above the seabed. When there is a demand for power, the...

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