Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

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Texas A&M University is the first public research university in the state of Texas and also has the largest student body; the flagship campus is located in College Station, Texas and is well known for research excellence in engineering (currently #15 in the country in the engineering graduate rankings). Texas A&M is particularly known for transferring technologies developed within the university to the marketplace for the public good, both through facilitating start-ups from within the university system as well as licensing and sponsored research agreements with industry partners.
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2020
16 Jul 2020

Could Drones Deliver Packages More Efficiently by Hopping on the Bus?

One-click purchases and instant delivery have helped fuel the growth of e-commerce, but this convenience has come at the cost of increased traffic congestion, longer commute times, and strained urban communities.
10 Jun 2020

New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes.
5 Jun 2020

A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together

Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically weak — a flaw caused by the imperfect bonding between the individual printed layers that make up the 3D part.
14 Feb 2020

Software Updates Slowing you Down? Tool to Spot Slowdown

We've all shared the frustration — software updates that are intended to make our applications run faster inadvertently end up doing just the opposite. These bugs, dubbed in the computer science field as performance regressions, are time-consuming to fix since locating software errors normally requires substantial human intervention.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
2019
21 Nov 2019

Scalable Production Of Graphene Using Electrochemical Exfoliation In Compressed Reactors

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23 Oct 2019

Graphene Market Research Tipping Point - Part 1

In this two-part article Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx will discuss the global graphene market.
2 Sep 2019

Protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage

Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic batteries that could someday be a viable substitute for conventional lithium-ion batteries, without their safety and environmental concerns.
12 Aug 2019

Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019

Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
9 Jul 2019

Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells

Scientists have developed a platform that prints bioink into 3D tissues using a supporting slurry of alginate microgel beads. The technique overcomes limitations of conventional bioprinted scaffolds and holds promise for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening and developmental biology.
1 May 2019

Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster — takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain how useful the systems will be against urgent, mobile or evolving threats.
2018
13 Mar 2018

New conductive coating may unlock biometric and wearable technology

A team of researchers have developed a mechanically robust conductive coating that can maintain performance under heavy stretching and bending.
2017
22 Aug 2017

Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough

This article works through the issues facing the development of thermoelectric harvesting, including high power, modular thermoelectric technology and turnkey thermoelectric generators.
26 Jul 2017

Strengthening 3D printed parts for real-world use

Researchers have discovered a way to make 3-D printed parts stronger and immediately useful in real-world applications.
2016
17 Nov 2016

Supercapacitor that can be charged by human body heat

This innovative supercapacitor allows charging to be completed using thermal energy in addition to the traditional electrical charging method for capacitors.
27 Jul 2016

New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

To its manufacturer MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd in the UK, USV means controlled by satellite from anywhere on the planet. AutoNaut is the answer to the age-old challenge of affordable oceanic data gathering for science, commerce and military purposes. It creates new opportunities to meet unique mission requirements in a changing world.
29 Jun 2016

Trapped electrons to blame for lack of battery efficiency

Research has the potential to create more efficient batteries by shedding light on the cause of one of their biggest problems -- a "traffic jam" of ions that slows down their charging and discharging process.
2015
9 Dec 2015

Sensors that could harvest clean energy from traffic on Texas roads

Researchers have been awarded a $1.32 million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation to design and develop a system to harvest energy created by the movement of vehicles along the state's roadways and convert it into low-cost renewable electric power.
5 Oct 2015

Smart wearable translates sign language into English

A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don't know sign language.
29 Jun 2015

Researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells

An interdisciplinary team has made a semiconductor crystal with a variable band gap.