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Briefs: Energy
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Briefs: Medical
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Briefs: Medical
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The chip could provide low-voltage power for small devices or sensors.
Briefs: Energy
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
White Papers: Energy
Better Predicting Terminal Enclosure Temperature to Improve Heater Reliability

One of the most common failures in electric process heaters used in various industrial applications involves electrical terminations and not the heating elements....

INSIDER: Power

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Electric vehicles (EVs) hold great promise for our energy-efficient, sustainable future but among their limitations is the lack of a long-lasting, high energy density battery...

INSIDER: Power

A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers. That their method is 100,000 times faster than existing modeling...

INSIDER: Power

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Articles: Materials
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
Briefs: Aerospace
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Briefs: Defense
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The device enables ultra-fast wireless communications at low cost.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Briefs: Energy
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Aerospace
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
Articles: Energy
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
With PrintIC technology, sensors, actuators, energy supplies, and ICs can be printed on the same substrate, avoiding assembly cost.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will Indoor Light Someday Power Our Smart Devices?

Our lead INSIDER story today looks at “perovskite-inspired” materials that can absorb indoor light at higher efficiencies than ever before.

Blog: Energy
A new material is especially effective at absorbing indoor light and converting it into usable energy.
News: Transportation

Researchers in the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center at Penn State University are searching for a reliable, quick-charging, cold-weather battery for automobiles. They...

News: Energy

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a...

News: Energy

A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Their electrolyte...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities...

Blog: Energy
The soil microbial fuel cells produce energy to filter enough water for a person’s daily needs, with potential to increase scale.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

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Briefs: Aerospace

Self-Healing, Recyclable, Shape Memory Polymers

NASA Spinoff: Materials

Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous Robot Opens Doors, Finds Wall Outlets

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Smaller, Cheaper, and More Dynamic Computer Chips

INSIDER: Motion Control

Non-Contact Tip/Tilt Sensor

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