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Tech Talks: Green Design & Manufacturing
Continuous Helical Flow Technology™ for Electric Heat Exchangers

As companies take steps to reduce their overall carbon footprint, it makes sense to switch to electric heat exchangers. However, there is a lot of conflicting information in the market. It’s important to understand that the best heaters have technology that will meet...

INSIDER: Energy

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

INSIDER: Design

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...

INSIDER: Transportation

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...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
By converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A chemical process converts polyethylene plastic into a strong, valuable adhesive.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
By emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, green products such as clothes, packaging, and furniture can be manufactured with unique properties.
Briefs: Software
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.
Blog: Materials
The "polymer of squares” could one day enable the use of plastic products many times over.
Articles: Energy
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
On-Demand Webinars: Defense

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: Materials
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Energy
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Materials
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Energy
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.
Briefs: Software
Open source microcontroller technologies in industrially hardened form factors address critical applications.
5 Ws: Materials
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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
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
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.

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