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Sleep Mode Makes Internet of Energy More Energy Efficient

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

First High-Res Thwaites Seafloor Images Cause Concern

Combined research efforts from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden found evidence of a surprising and distressing history in the seabed in front of the Florida-sized...

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Automotive

Automotive Test & Simulation - November 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering magazine, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, EV batteries, NVH, vehicle cybersecurity, and...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Producing Oil from Duckweed

Scientists say that such oil-rich duckweed could easily be harvested to produce biofuels or other bioproducts.

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Design

2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Consumer Product Design Category Winner — Green Screen

The core of the Green Screen consists of noise-absorbing mineral wool, which also serves as a vertical surface for evaporating rain coming from the roofs of the adjacent buildings.

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Electronics & Computers

2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Electronics/Sensors/IoT Winner - RF Fingerprinting for Industrial IoT Security

Some of the hardest to detect cyber-attacks are wireless, including man-in-the-middle attacks and rogue access points.

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Energy

2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy Category Winner — SUNPave: Tomorrow’s Energy Today

When solar panels are placed horizontally, they harvest 15-20 percent less energy from the sun, and hence consumers end up paying a higher price for the harvested energy.

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Energy

A Systems Engineering Approach to Sustainable Power Systems

Research and development work continue to deliver cleaner, more efficient, and more diverse ways of generating the energy we need to power modern society.

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Energy

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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Green Design & Manufacturing

Chlor-Alkali Process Efficiency: A Balancing Act

One-size-fits-all chlor-alkali membranes don't exist, but partnering with membrane suppliers will help you choose the right membrane for your needs and give you the tools to optimize its...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Navistar’s ‘Ground Up’ Approach to All-New Diesel Engine

Though electrification has taken center stage for the commercial trucking industry, diesel ICE powertrains will continue to serve as the preferred propulsion system of many...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Designing to Minimize Environmental Impact

According to the NASA Earth Observatory, air temperatures on Earth have been rising since the Industrial Revolution. Here is a suggestion about one way that engineers could help reduce the problems caused by that in their everyday work.

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Design

New Imaging Method Reveals Concealed Objects

Using state-of-the-art indium phosphide transistors and a basic computer and mirrors, researchers were able to produce images of concealed bodies.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Bringing More Reliable Electricity to Puerto Rican Microgrids

Ben Ollis and a team of engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are creating a novel orchestrator tool to manage a cluster of microgrids so they can directly support and communicate with each other, making them more resilient during long power outages. It is being installed as a demonstration project in the small town of Adjuntas in the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

5 Ws of Energy-Harvesting Yarns

A group of University of Texas at Dallas researchers have invented energy-harvesting yarns made from carbon nanotubes that produce electricity when repeatedly stretched.

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Lighting Technology

Glow-in-the-Dark Algae May Be Ideal for Soft Robots

Engineers developed soft devices containing algae that glow when under mechanical stress —perfect for building soft robots.

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Power

All-Electric Commuter Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

An aircraft maker from Western Washington provided a glimpse at one possible future for sustainable air travel — electric commuter planes. Eviation celebrated the maiden flight of an...

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AR/AI

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Product Development

A cornerstone to achieving sustainability goals is Rolls-Royce’s Technology Driven Transition - pioneering new breakthrough technologies that can accelerate the global transition to net zero.

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Design

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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Energy

Closing the Loop on EV Battery Recycling

Development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling industry has moved from a net-positive sideline to a necessity as automakers, and their suppliers, transition away from internal...

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Photonics/Optics

Pulsed 2-Micron Laser Transmitter

The design produces a compact, efficient, long-lifetime laser transmitter as needed for use in space, while also having potential applications as an airborne or ground-based wind measurement tool.

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Regulations/Standards

Engineering Sustainability

Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

A New Fabrication Process Produces Smart Textiles

By incorporating a special type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it — a process called thermoforming — the researchers were able to greatly improve the precision of pressure sensors woven into multilayered knit textiles, which they call 3DKnITS.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Scientists Stick Hydrogen Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine

One method for keeping removed carbon out of the atmosphere long-term involves injecting CO2 into rock formations deep underground.

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Manned Systems

Ford Puts More ‘Super’ into the All-New 2023 Super Duty

Customer woes had the full attention of the teams developing Ford’s 2023 Super Duty. But when the all-new truck reached the testing phase, another human stressor surfaced....

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Semiconductors & ICs

Smart Microrobots Walk Autonomously

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

How Much Do You Know About Electric Aircraft Advances?

How much do you know about the advances regarding to electric aircraft?