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Medical

Tubing Coated with Light-Powered Catalysts Aids Drug Manufacturing

The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.

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Energy

New Chemistry Aims to Slash Fuel-Cell PGM Costs by 50%

Hydrogen fuel cells are steadily proving to be a competitive zero-emissions solution for powering heavy trucks, railway locomotives and ships, as well as for various...

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Energy

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE WCX 2022: Internal-Combustion’s Life Extension

Whichever way you “slice” it, the future of the 150-year-old internal combustion engine is moving steadily into the hands of global emissions-policy regulators. New ICE programs...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Process Converts Ethanol to Jet Fuel

A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Combustion Engines Carry on in Construction

A recent virtual panel discussion reminded me that we ought not forget the propulsion workhorse of our industries: the good ol’ diesel engine. It’s sometimes easy to forget in the...

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Software

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Design

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Electronics & Computers

Method Recovers Metals from Electronic Waste

The technology recovers pure and precious metals from alloys in cellphones and other electrical waste.

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Transportation

Process Creates Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.

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Software

Softing Supports a Standardized Diagnostic Protocol

On-board diagnostics (OBD) is required to monitor emissions-related components such as heavy-duty diesel engines and their emissions control systems. Though the use of electric drives...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Off-Highway Emissions Set to Get Stricter

Emissions regulators currently are largely focused on on-highway NOx and CO2 reductions, according to Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director of Technology Planning and Government Affairs for Eaton...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Global Emissions Regs Demand Differing Engine Strategies

Toxic tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases (GHG) impact all nations, yet there is no global consensus on how to prioritize truck-engine emissions strategies. Emissions...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Green Method for Producing Hydrogen Peroxide

This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.

Briefs
Motion Control

Chemically Driven Wheels “Morph” Into Gears

A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Catalyst Makes Styrene Manufacturing Cheaper and Greener

This could reduce the environmental impact of styrene manufacturing.

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Energy

Propulsion Tech Tops SAE WCX 2021 Papers and Presentations

The technologies that literally make the world’s wheels go round – the latest combustion systems and battery chemistries, electric machines, drivelines, fuels and more –...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Turning Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Catalyst Efficiently Turns Carbon Dioxide into Useful Fuels and Chemicals

By converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Cummins Unveils EPA-Compliant 2021 Heavy-Duty Diesels

Cummins reserved its first virtual press event since the pandemic onset to reveal details of its EPA 2021 emissions-compliant X12 and X15 Performance Series engines. Built upon the...

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AR/AI

Virtual and Augmented Reality Device Simulates Vision Loss

VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.

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Power

An Exhaust Symphony in the Key of C8

Few things in the automotive space are more soul-stirring than the sound of a V8 engine – at wide-open throttle, or top-gear cruising, or at any combination of engine speed and load in between. For...

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Connectivity

Commercial Trucks Employ Range of Power Systems

Regulations continue to transform the powerplants used in commercial trucks, making fuel consumption and emissions reductions twin goals for many OEMs, upfitters and aftermarket suppliers...

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Propulsion

Mahle Reveals ‘Fits All’ Modular and Scalable Integrated Hybrid Powertrain

Mahle is developing a complete “fits all, off-the-shelf” modular hybrid-drive propulsion system for a wide range of automakers’ models, designed to cut...

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Power

Fuel-Cell Nanoparticle Clusters May Cut Platinum Catalyst Costs

Fuel-cell technology is a big subject with some very small but vital aspects, one of which is the size of atomic platinum clusters. Reduce these and the amount of platinum...

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Photonics/Optics

New Imaging Method Aids in Water Decontamination

A breakthrough imaging technique developed by Cornell researchers shows promise in decontaminating water by yielding surprising and important information about catalyst particles that can't be...

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Power

Diesel Darkness Won’t Go Away

Although it may takes years to avoid instantly associating the words “diesel” and “scandal,” Volkswagen – the auto company most closely linked with the diesel emissions-cheating scheme that...

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Energy

Two-Dimensional Materials Improve Efficiency of Lithium-Air Batteries

Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell-phones, and computers....

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Graphene Lid Extends Photoemission Electron Microscopy to Liquids

By capping liquids with graphene (an ultrathin sheet of pure carbon), researchers can easily image and analyze liquid interfaces and the surface of nanometer-scale objects...