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Materials

Self-Folding Origami Honeycombs Perfect for Protective Packaging

A research team has demonstrated a promising method to easily manufacture self-folding origami honeycomb structures.

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Medical

Smart Mask Tracks Respiratory Sounds to Identify Disease

Researchers have developed an Internet of Things (IoT) smart mask, integrating an ultrathin nanocomposite sponge structure-based soundwave sensor. It can detect and classify...

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Medical

Steerable Soft Robots Could Enhance Medical Applications

Combining advances in the development of functional fibers with developments in smart robotics, researchers have created multifunctional catheter-shaped soft robots that, when used...

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Wearables

SkinKit: Versatile, Wearable On-Skin Computing

The next generation of wearable computing technology — for health and wellness, social interaction, and myriad other applications — will be even closer to the wearer than a watch or...

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Test & Measurement

Test Stand 1-C’s Upgrades

The historic Test Stand 1-C, run by Edwards Air Force Base’s Rocket Propulsion Division, is undergoing major renovations to better support its mission to safely and effectively test rockets.

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Electronics & Computers

Molex iPass+ HD Interconnect System

Molex iPass+ HD Interconnect system, referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 2.1 standard, meets SAS-3 next-generation speed and density requirements. Designed for large-scale data-center storage...

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Electronics & Computers

Amphenol Sine DuraMate ISOBUS 91 Series

Amphenol Sine Systems’ DuraMate ISOBUS 91 Series family are cost-effective heavy-duty connectors for demanding agricultural and off-road applications as well as other harsh environments. The...

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Automotive

The Internal-Combustion Engine’s Next Phase: Innovations and Development Priorities

Although electric vehicles (EVs) are widely considered the transportation industry’s endgame, “sunsetting” the internal-combustion engine...

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Materials

Giant Batteries Deliver Renewable Energy When It’s Needed

In developing its flow battery, Oregon-based ESS drew from groundbreaking research and development conducted by NASA more than 40 years ago.

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Automotive

Building a Safer AV

Chris Gerdes, Stanford Professor of Mechanical Engineering, emeritus, and some of his PhD students talk about their AV-safety-improving work.

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AR/AI

AI-Powered Cruise Control to Thwart Traffic

Researchers deployed a fleet of 100 semi-autonomous vehicles to test whether a new AI-powered cruise-control system can help smooth the flow of traffic and improve fuel economy.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

5 Ws of Painless Tattoos

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Get the Inside Story on Ignition Coils from Wells Vehicle Electronics

In an interview with SAE Automotive Engineering, Robert Nordstrom, Principal Engineer with Wells Vehicle Electronics, discusses the research and development, advanced...

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Motion Control

Application Spotlight: Palletizing Problem Solved by Space Saving Machine

The PALLETPOD can quickly automate the stacking of boxes into pallets for shipment. It manages the palletizing task in a smaller footprint, without sacrificing...

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Electronics & Computers

How Well Do You Know E-Skin?

How much do you know about e-skin? Find out with the quiz below.

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Propulsion

Orion Spacecraft Launched to Moon on Historic Artemis I Mission

With the backdrop of a Florida starlit sky, NASA's Artemis I mission, with the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft on top, launched to the Moon and propelled the world...

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Research Lab

AFTC Gains New Test Capability

As weapon system designers continue to innovate for the defense of the nation, the Air Force Test Center must advance the test capabilities available to develop and prove the superiority of those systems...

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Propulsion

Air Force Pioneers the Future of Synthetic Jet Fuel

Jet fuel relies on a complex network of drillers, refiners, and shippers, but those who were near the Hsu STEM Range in Laurel Hill, Florida recently heard the sound of a small jet...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Developing the Ultimate Medical Sensor Technology

Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

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Energy

The Next Generation of Batteries

A Cornell College research team is working on developing the next generation of batteries or battery alternatives — learn more about their solution as demand for batteries continues to increase with...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

To-Go Cup Lids May Help Drones Sense Danger

The work showed that when a certain level of force inverts a dome, embedded sensors surrounding the dome can detect the change.

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Electronics & Computers

Silicon Forging Ahead for Higher-Performance Battery Anodes

Silicon-infused anodes, already widely considered one of the most promising candidate technologies for the next significant performance-improvement phase of electric-vehicle...

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Design

Tentacle Robot Can Grasp Fragile Objects

Most of today’s robotic grippers rely on embedded sensors, complex feedback loops, or advanced machine learning algorithms, combined with the skill of the operator, to grasp fragile or...

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Materials

3D-Printed Catalysts Propel Hypersonic Flight

Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale. The 3D-printed catalysts could potentially be used to in future to power hypersonic flight while...

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IoMT

Chipset-Specific IPDs Simplify Development of Next-Gen Wireless Medical IoT Applications

For the next generation of low-cost, battery operated, wireless IoT products, the design goal is to provide exceptional RF signal range and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves

NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions including the optimization of spacesuit gloves that, when coupled to a pressurized suit, tend to limit the range of...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Shape-Shifting Materials Offer Infinite Possibilities

Researchers have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold any possible shape, paving the way for a new type of multifunctional material that could be used in a...

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Motion Control

Soft, Mechanical Metamaterials

Researchers produced a soft, mechanical metamaterial that can “think” about how forces are applied to it and respond via programmed reactions. The metamaterials feature flexible, conductive polymer...

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Communications

High-Bandwidth Communications Device

Communications systems using higher-frequency electromagnetic waves can transfer more data at faster rates but lack network components to handle these higher bandwidths. Sugar-cubesized blocks of an...