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Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Materials

Electronic Textiles Made with Conductive Cellulose Thread

A research team developed a thread made of conductive cellulose that offers practical possibilities for electronic textiles. Sewing the electrically conductive cellulose threads into...

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Wearables

Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

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Electronics & Computers

Superlattice for Sustainable Quantum Electronics

The material could potentially provide a platform for error-free quantum computing.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Three-Layer Method Makes Plastic More Transparent and Adds Electrical Conductivity

This process could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soft, Mechanical Metamaterials

These “living machines” hold potential for applications from medical treatments to improving the environment.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Q&A: A Unique Material Transmits Heat in One Direction and Blocks it in Another

Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.

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Electronics & Computers

Stable Polymeric Ink with High Conductivity

This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Licking a Tootsie Roll® Sensor to Monitor Health

The candy was used as an electrode to detect salt and electrolyte levels in saliva.

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Aerospace

Macroflash Cup Cryostat

The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Help Prosthetic Hands to ‘Feel’

Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Thumb-Sized Device Quickly ‘Sniffs Out’ Bad Breath

A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.

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Lighting

Rechargeable Cement-Based Batteries

An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.

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Electronics & Computers

New Spraying Method for Producing Ceramic Coatings

High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Bruisable Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthetics Sense Injuries

An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inkjet Printing Shows Promise for Making E-Textiles

Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.

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Aerospace

Square Structural Joint with Robotic Assembly Tool

Applications include portable aerospace structures and terrestrial structures such as cleanrooms and field hospitals.

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Test & Measurement

Products of Tomorrow

Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.

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Medical

Conductive Cellulose Thread Shows Promise for Healthcare Applications

The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.

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Electronics & Computers

Method Checks Electronic Properties of Oxide Materials

This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Textile Sensor Patch Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

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Energy

NAWA Aims for 5-Minute EV Charge

A French nanomaterials company has developed a technology that it claims can significantly increase the storage efficiency of electric vehicle batteries. NAWA Technologies’ Ultra-Fast Carbon Electrode...

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Wearables

Improved Polymer Electrode for Electronic Skin

Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Ultra-Thin, Battery-Free Strain Sensors for Industrial Robotic Arms

These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.

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Data Acquisition

New Method Makes Computer Memory from Titanium Oxide

The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.

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Electronics & Computers

Microstrip Circuit and Material Characterization System

The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.

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Electronics & Computers

Aerogel-Reinforced Composites

The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.

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Energy

Composite Material Increases Electrical Current Capacity of Copper Wires

The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.

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Energy

Multiphysics Helps Transform Modeling, Simulation

Modeling and simulation are showing no signs of slowing their expansion as critical elements of most design processes. Design software providers continue to advance tool capabilities,...