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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Turning Diamond into Metal
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
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: Green Design & Manufacturing
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...

Biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.
Shape and environment can cause materials to move without motors or hands.
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
The energy storage device can store a charge up to 900 times greater than state-of-the-art supercapacitors.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Facility Focus: Cornell University College of Engineering
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: April 2021
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Applications include spectroscopy and LiDAR.
This composite can be used in lithium metal batteries.
You have the power. That's the idea behind a "wearable microgrid" from the University of California San Diego that harvest and stores energy from your body to power electronics.

Rice University engineers have suggested a colorful solution to next-generation energy collection: Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) in your windows. The team designed and...

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost, wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device is stretchy enough that you can wear it like...

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

The material can be recycled, making renewable energy more sustainable while lowering costs in the process.
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Q&A: Printable Flexible Batteries
Professor Shirley Meng explains why there's a demand for stretchable batteries.
The technology could lead to a platform for quantum computation or new types of energy-efficient data storage applications.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

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