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Nanotechnology

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Production Method for High-Performance Polymer
A new composite nanoparticle catalyst produces a polymer to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.
Briefs: Materials
This process turns carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.
Blog: Materials
A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
Application Briefs: Imaging
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This microbot can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device can be used to pre-screen for the virus using gene-editing assays before those infected can travel and expose others.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This plant-based material can be manufactured using water as a solvent instead of other harmful solvents.
Briefs: Aerospace
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology is a novel, rugged, and economic diagnostic and sensor platform technology.
Briefs: Aerospace
This microrobot with soft actuators can crash, fall, and collide without being damaged.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

INSIDER: Materials

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
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This optical switch controls the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently.
Briefs: Energy
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.
INSIDER: Materials

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: Nanotechnology
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: Software
In recent decades, NSF-funded researchers have discovered quite a bit, including many of the fundamental particles of matter.

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