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Articles: Photonics/Optics
There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Satellite radio communication is widely used in industry and government for high-bandwidth data transfers.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Test & Measurement - September 2022

Test strategies to track hypersonic threats…overcoming challenges of EV battery and electric aircraft testing…an innovative way to measure the thermal properties of materials. These are just a few of...

Briefs: Energy

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a method to measure the total and fractional heat response of large format Li-ion cells (cells with capacities greater than 100Ah) when driven into...

Briefs: Energy
Energy Storage Materials Make Batteries More Efficient and Heat-Resistant
In redox flow batteries, the energy-storing components are dissolved in a solvent and can be stored at a decentralized location.
Briefs: Energy
The researchers have created a “room-temperature all-liquid-metal battery,” which includes the best of both worlds of liquid-and solid-state batteries.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new way to unprint paper uses intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp.
Briefs: Energy
Researchers have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly steam generator to desalinate and purify water using sunlight.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Briefs: Energy
When it discharges, the carbon dioxide can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Briefs: Energy
Inducing TR in a battery cell allows engineers to test and improve the safety performance of overheated batteries that can potentially catch fire or explode.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
The ability to emit light also brings these microscale robots, which weigh barely more than a paper clip, one step closer to flying on their own outside the lab.
Briefs: Motion Control
Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin recently created the first ever solid-state optical nanomotor.
Briefs: Design
Lithium-ion batteries are currently the preferred technology for powering electric vehicles, but they’re too expensive for long-duration grid-scale energy storage systems.
Briefs: Energy
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have designed a novel building-solar controller that optimizes solar energy with smart technology to keep microgrids operating for up to five days.
Briefs: Energy
In batteries, electrolyte is the circulating “blood” that keeps the energy flowing. The electrolyte forms by dissolving salts in solvents, resulting in charged ions that flow between the positive and negative electrodes.
Briefs: Energy
A new optimization framework created by researchers at University of Michigan could drastically reduce the cost of assessing how battery configurations will perform over the long haul.
Briefs: Power
An experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels.
Briefs: Design
The system makes it possible to integrate data from prior experiments, and information based on personal observations by experienced workers, into the machine learning process.
Briefs: Energy
A team of researchers at EMPA have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery.
Briefs: Energy
The work could lead to improvements in the energy density of lithium batteries that power electric vehicles.
Briefs: Energy
In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Over the course of their research, the team discovered that these anthraquinones decompose slowly over time, regardless of how many times the battery has been used.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Tests showed the metalens they made could focus its 197-nanometer output onto a spot measuring 1.7 microns in diameter, increasing the power density of the light output by 21 times.
Briefs: Lighting
Plasmonics is a technology that essentially traps the energy of light in groups of electrons oscillating together on a metal surface.
Briefs: Medical
It achieves 40 channels by combining a frequency comb light source based on a new photonic crystal resonator developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with an optimized mode-division multiplexer.
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