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Aerospace

Radia Emerges to Launch WindRunner as World's Largest Airplane

A Boulder, Colorado-based startup, Radia, publicly unveiled its plans in a March 18 announcement to develop the world's largest aircraft, WindRunner, designed to fly...

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Energy

Navy Deploys Automated Energy Assessment Tools to the Fleet

Engineers at the Naval Sea Systems Command have achieved an important milestone with the installation of the Global Energy Information System (GENISYS) suite onboard DDG 51...

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Power

UK Launches FlyZero Project to Advance Domestic Hydrogen Research and Development

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has launched a new project to enhance hydrogen development capabilities for U.K.-based aerospace companies....

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Products
Power

New Products

New products for March 2023, including a battery interconnect system, silicon nitride bearing balls, and more.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Volvo Leads the Shift to ‘Driver Understanding’

Volvo started teasing out some of the details of its all-electric replacement for the XC90 SUV, dubbed the EX90.

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Power

Prototype Aims to Reduce Fuel Use, Improve Tactical Vehicle Performance

The Defense Department maintains a fleet of more than 250,000 tactical vehicles, which frequently operate in austere conditions. These vehicles often spend as much...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

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Unmanned Systems

NRL’s Hybrid Tiger UAV Soars at Demonstration

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

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Briefs
Energy

Design of New Piezoelectric Composites Using Nanocellulose

Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials

Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.

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Briefs
Materials

Energy Harvesting for Soft-Matter Machines and Electronics

A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.

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Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Calculating Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators

When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.

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Articles
Energy

Shape-Shifting Origami Could Help Antenna Systems Adapt On-the-Fly

Conventional reconfigurable electrical and radio frequency (RF) structures commonly used in applications involving real-time reconfigurability in response to fast varying...

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Blog
Energy

From LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019: Light as the Key to Global Sustainability

The increased use of photonics has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions — by 3-billion tons.

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Briefs
Test & Measurement

Permeation Tests on Polypropylene Fiber Materials

The Toxic Industrial Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material (TIC/TIM) Task Force MFR#1 published in February 2009 focuses on inhalation hazards in an operational environment and provides a list...

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News
Energy

Nanotube Yarns Generate Electricity When Stretched

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and South Korea’s Hanyang University have developed tiny, high-tech yarns that generate electricity when stretched or twisted. The...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Energy Harvesting Could Help Power Spacecraft of the Future

A consortium is working on a project to maximize energy harvesting on a spacecraft of the future. The initiative seeks to find energy-saving and -maximizing solutions to enable...

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Energy

Ricardo’s Scalable TorqStor Flywheel System Promises FE Gains at Reduced Cost

The technology provides short-term energy storage for hybridization without the high cost, environmental impact, or unfamiliar servicing requirements and safety considerations of supercapacitors and chemical batteries.

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