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The thruster provides a low-cost, extremely efficient propulsion source for miniature satellites.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Carbon-Based Air Quality Sensor
This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
A new method could jump-start the creation of tiny medical devices for the body.
Programmed magnetic nanobeads are used to detect the virus in 55 minutes or less.
Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity.
This technology provides highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at a fifth of the cost of current storage technologies.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a huge potential for providing devices with much smaller size and extended functionalities with respect to what can be achieved with...

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors than the ones traditionally made of silicon, according to Professor Saptarshi Das of...

Taking inspiration from the insect, Tufts researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, like a "photonic sunflower. "
Ultrasound is used to deliver antibodies to treat cancers, infectious diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercapacitors for Wearable Devices
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Shape-Shifting Nanomaterial
This invention holds potential for a range of biomedical applications, from controlled-release drug delivery to tissue engineering.
Special Reports: Defense
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Articles: Nanotechnology
Photonics West 2021 Preview
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Color-Purity 3D Printing
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.

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