Topics

Environment

A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Watch Live at 11 am ET: The 2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Method Turns Fruit Peels into New Batteries
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Smart Window Improves Energy Efficiency of Buildings
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electricity-Free Radiative Cooling System
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.
Open source microcontroller technologies in industrially hardened form factors address critical applications.
5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
5 Ws of Algae-Based Flip-Flops
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
How to Test a Living Sensor, Made with Bacteria
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Bacteria-Based Hydrogel Beads Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater
Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance-free.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wraparound Sensors
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries
These batteries are more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability, and storage capacity.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Smart Sponge for Environmental Remediation
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Nature-Inspired Green Energy Technology
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Biohybrid Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into New Products
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.
"Who knows? Maybe one day we will have roofs covered with humidity panels together with solar panels," TAU professor Colin Price told Tech Briefs.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
'Artificial Leaf' Produces Clean Gas
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Essential Oils Inhibit Mold on Wood
This method can be used to protect stored building materials and to remediate in-service wood and wood products.
This green process produces pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic, and other materials.
This technology supports CO2 emissions reduction in cement manufacturing.
Q&A: Green Design & Manufacturing
Q&A: Turning Trash into Valuable Graphene
A new process will reduce the cost of manufacturing graphene by a factor of more than 100.
The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
The additive creates fuel from biomass while improving engine performance.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Reducing the Cost of Quality in Automotive BiW

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development Priorities

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Critical Role of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors in Medical...

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Zinc Die Casting Concepts to Achieve Precision, Performance, and...

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Designing with Silicone for Space

Videos