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Briefs : Materials
Production Method for High-Performance Polymer
A new composite nanoparticle catalyst produces a polymer to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.
This process turns carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Intelligent Microrobots
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.
A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing of Precision Optics at Micro and Nanoscale
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
This microbot can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.
The device can be used to pre-screen for the virus using gene-editing assays before those infected can travel and expose others.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
This plant-based material can be manufactured using water as a solvent instead of other harmful solvents.
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Particle Robot Works as a Cluster of Simple Units
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
This technology is a novel, rugged, and economic diagnostic and sensor platform technology.
This microrobot with soft actuators can crash, fall, and collide without being damaged.

The challenge of building an energy future that preserves and improves the planet is a massive undertaking. Scientists and politicians have recognized...

A highly sensitive rectifying element in the form of a nanowire backward diode can convert low-power 100 nanowatt microwaves into usable electricity. The newly developed...

Rutgers engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more...

Facility Focus : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
This optical switch controls the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Device Creates Electricity from Snowfall
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.

A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As...

Briefs : Imaging
Camera Enables Surgeons to More Easily Identify Cancerous Tissue

Many surgeons rely on sight and touch to find cancerous tissue during surgery. Large hospitals or cancer treatment centers may also use experimental near-infrared fluorescent agents that bind to tumors so surgeons can see them on specialized displays. These machines are costly,...

Facility Focus : RF & Microwave Electronics
Facility Focus: National Science Foundation
In recent decades, NSF-funded researchers have discovered quite a bit, including many of the fundamental particles of matter.
Battelle's simple, cost-effective sensor detects the onset of battery faults.

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