Army discovery opens path to safer batteries
Soldiers carrying 15-25 pounds of batteries could carry batteries a fraction of the weight but with the same energy and improved safety, a new study shows.
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.
Reversible chemistry clears path for safer batteries
Researchers have taken a critical step on the path to better high energy batteries by improving their water-in-salt battery with a new type of chemical transformation of the cathode that creates a reversible solid salt layer, a phenomenon yet unknown in the field of water-based batteries.
Air Force partnership advancing wearable sensor technology
Imagine being able to monitor your health quickly, simply, painlessly, and continuously, without complicated equipment or a doctor visit. For athletes or people with health conditions, an immediate physical "status update" would be a great convenience. For the warfighter in the field, it could be the crucial element of a successful mission.
Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS)
Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS) manufacture low-noise, reflective optical components based on a patented coating technology.
Robotics research may help Parkinson's patients
For years, Israeli neurologist Tamar Flash has had a fascination with the octopus, and the way the invertebrate's eight arms propel it effortlessly through the water. She's convinced this has major implications for diagnosing and treating Parkinson's disease — and possible other disorders as well.
Quantum dot polymer for next-gen screens
Scientists have developed and patented the fabrication of transparent, luminescent material they say could give smartphone and television screens flexible, stretchable, and shatterproof properties.
A Venetian blind-inspired power generator
Using low-velocity winds--less than nine miles per hour, which are not strong enough to turn a traditional wind turbine's blades--the new generator creates power using "elastic tension gradient" strips.
US Army contract for small ground robots
QinetiQ North America announces that it has won the competition for the US Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program.
The better batteries that will power your phone - and a green future
Smaller, longer-lasting batteries would help lighten a soldier's load, so researchers are working to develop better batteries that weigh half as much as current power packs.
Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle
Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, researchers have found.
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by robotics system
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized.
Skin-worn reader for continuous oxygen monitoring
A reader worn on the skin and working in conjunction with an injected hydrogel sensor for real-time oxygen monitoring in tissue.