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Dispensable Thermal Interface Materials: An Overview

Thermal interface materials (TIM) are typically placed between two components in an electronic system to enhance their thermal behavior, such as heat flow between an integrated circuit and...

Briefs: Energy
When it comes to making batteries that last longer, a team of researchers including engineers at Brown University and Idaho National Laboratory believes the key might be in how things get clean — specifically how soap works in this process.
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INSIDER: Packaging & Sterilization

Researchers have invented an experimental wearable device that generates power from a user’s bending finger and can create and store memories, in a promising step...

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White Papers: Packaging & Sterilization
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Strategic Uses of Telescopic Rails in Today's Industries

Explore the multifaceted applications of industrial-grade telescopic rails in this comprehensive white paper. Dive into their pivotal roles in conveyor systems, medical-device...

Blog: Design
A promising technology that could potentially revolutionize the process of testing bacterial viability in food.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center in collaboration with IRPI, LLC, have developed a compact inline filter that uses a multi-phase flow method to separate liquid from an incoming air charge. The filter also traps particulate matter and does so without significantly impinging upon flow velocity.
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Briefs: Materials
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
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Quiz: Green Design & Manufacturing
Desalination is an important source of good-quality water in many parts of the world. How much do you know about it? Take this quiz to find out.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
To overcome the limitations of using cleaning agents, sprays, or bulky high-cost sterilizing systems, NASA developed the Ultraviolet Germicidal Door Handle.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able...

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White Papers: Packaging & Sterilization
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Demystifying Ball Spline Specs

Why isn’t identifying the right ball spline for an application straightforward and easy? Demystify the semantic differences in the literature and it will, at least, be easier. We’ll do this by discussing...

Blog: Packaging & Sterilization
Tiny manufactured nanopillars slice and dice bacteria, cicada-style.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The wearable device offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections and wounds.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The handheld printer deposits sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds and its bio-ink accelerates healing.
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Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - February 2022

How virtual, cloud-based technologies are powering the next industrial revolution...transforming plastic parts into high-value products...designing optics for medical 3D printing. Read...

Briefs: Medical
The built-in nanosensors glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly.
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Articles: Materials
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
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Question of the Week: Packaging & Sterilization
Will Coatings Reduce Food Waste?

Today’s lead story highlighted an egg-based coating that extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.

Blog: Materials
A micron-thick coating, made largely from leftover eggs, can extend the shelf life of the fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator.
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5 Ws: Materials
A specially designed hydrogel works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This treatment has the potential to remove from drinking water nearly all viruses that have an “outer fortress.”
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
A novel method was developed to produce an alkaline hydrogel that could improve wound healing.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
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Briefs: Medical
The gel works even at freezing temperatures and contains natural antimicrobial compounds derived from durian husk.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
A combination of polymers and oligomers, when combined with UV light, almost completely kills the coronavirus.
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Articles: Materials
Next-generation solar panels, 3D-printed composites from NASA, and a new way to sterilize medical devices.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.
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