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Electronics & Computers

Extensive NREL Power Electronics Capabilities

Imagine a technology that can convert, amplify, limit, filter, control, and transform electricity in countless ways to supply power to the electrical grid. These are power electronics, and...

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Medical

Measuring Blood Glucose Levels with Lasers

DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.

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Materials

Florida Tech College of Engineering and Science

The Florida Institute of Technology is a private research university in Melbourne, FL. The university was founded in 1958 as Brevard Engineering College to support NASA in providing advanced education for professionals working in the space program.

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Imaging

Hybrid Microscope Streamlines Imaging for Research and Medicine

The new microscope is called a hybrid open-top light-sheet (OTLS) microscope.

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Medical

How to Select and Evaluate Clean Room Movement Systems: A 7-step Guide

This paper provides a road map that makes it easier to determine the appropriate method to move machinery and tools in clean rooms. As you walk through the short but...

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How Well Do You Know Nanotechnology?

How well do you know nanotechnology? Find out with this quiz?

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Design

Get a Grip — With a Dead Spider

The team repurposed dead spiders to act as mechanical grippers — which can blend into natural environments and pick up heavier objects. They coined this “necrobotics.”

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USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The school's research centers have played a major role in development of multiple technologies, including early development of the internet.

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Test & Measurement

Laboratory Test Requirements for Marine Shock Isolation Seats

This research provides preliminary guidance for laboratory testing of marine shock isolation seats.

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Efficient Thermal Runaway Modeling for Sensitivity, Parametric, and Variability Analysis

Under certain off-nominal conditions, Li-ion cells can generate excessive heat and gas due to the initiation of several exothermic decomposition...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Highly Conductive Aluminum Can Equal Copper

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

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Energy

The Battery Powering a Truly Green Revolution in Personal Electronics

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation...

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Materials

Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Virginia Tech College of Engineering

From artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and manufacturing to health sciences, robotics, and more, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers an advanced engineering curriculum.

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Photonics/Optics

Challenges of Fabricating and Coating Laser Crystals

Because laser crystals are sensitive optical components and are often used with high-power lasers, depositing the correct coatings onto them without introducing any defects is essential.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Smart Masks Can Monitor Health

A researcher at MU College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is developing a smart mask that could monitor someone’s physiological status based on the nature of the person’s cough.

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Energy

An Alternative to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Have we found a better alternative to lithium-ion batteries?

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

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Electronics & Computers

New Silicon Nanowires Could Speed Up Computer Processors

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have discovered a physical phenomenon that is the basis for a new material that has 150% better thermal conductivity than conventional materials used in...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Powerful Family of Two-Dimensional Materials

A team from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has developed a new family of two-dimensional materials that researchers say has promising applications, including in...

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Nanotechnology

University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, more commonly known as Penn Engineering or SEAS, offers programs that emphasize hands-on study of engineering...

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Constructing 3D Models of Mineralized Tissue On-Demand

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

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Motion Control

Jumping Robot Leaps to Record Heights

A mechanical jumper developed by University of California Santa Barbara engineering professor Elliot Hawkes and collaborators is capable of achieving the tallest height — roughly 100 feet (30...

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Motion Control

Lessons from How Dragonflies Right Themselves While They're Falling

With their stretched bodies, immense wingspan and iridescent coloring, dragonflies are a unique sight. But their originality doesn’t end with their looks: As one of...

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Medical

Designing SOSA™ Backplanes for the Future of Electronics

Backplane signal integrity is an emerging issue for new SOSA systems. Our newest white paper examines how new systems must be able to operate at very high data signaling rates to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Selecting the Right System to Move BioPharma Equipment

This paper is intended to serve as a guide to selecting the ideal load handling equipment for any given load and situation. The sheer variability of needs means this guide will not be...

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Unmanned Systems

Airbus Lays Foundations for Future Urban Air Mobility in Germany

To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions, as well as municipalities, are joining forces under...

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Electronics & Computers

Predict Battery Lifetimes with Machine Learning

In a new study, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have turned to machine learning to predict the lifetimes of a wide range of different...

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High-Power Laser Being Constructed for New Experimental Facility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s expertise in developing high-energy lasers is being tapped to provide a key component of a major upgrade to SLAC National...