The corkscrew design and smart material composition of the soft robots enable them to maneuver through mazes and other complex environments without guidance from computer software or humans, according to the robot’s developers.
To develop the onsite, non-destructive quality control method for such facilities, the scientists have developed a flexible sheet that includes an embedded carbon nanotube film that functions as a photodetector layer.
On the road to low carbon, environmentally friendly and energy-sustainable buildings, thermal energy storage provides a wide variety of options and advantages for lowering energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield, the last remaining facility of its kind in the U.K., will cease operations in July 2022.
To develop the coating, researchers layered carbon black derived from burnt confectioners’ sugar with silica in a seashell-like configuration.
When power is restored, the monitors immediately restart operating, eliminating the need for operator intervention.
To reduce the amount of energy wasted by these systems, mechanical engineering professor Min Zou has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop coatings to decrease sliding friction.
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A new laser-based de-painting system from Titan Robotics is automating the potentially hazardous process of de-painting airplanes.
Growing demand for new sources of germanium and gallium spurred researchers in Germany to explore deep sea mining as a supply solution.
This fire and explosion-resistant HFC water-based fluid reduces wear and provides lubricity in motion compensation devices and tensioning equipment in offshore drilling rigs.
The Environmental Innovators of America, formed by Tiger Oil Co. and Major Ed Pulido of the John Daly-Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation, was launched, fittingly on Earth Day (April 22, 2022).
According to the company, the chemical industry is responsible for the production of a significant amount of waste. Yet, waste from the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and fertilizers, for example, could serve as the base material for other valuable chemicals, the researchers suggest.
This dual servo-driven, variable ratio system offers ultimate control of shot size and volume with repeatable results across materials.
The team designed the new nanomaterial using DNA as a programmable construction material, which enables them to create novel engineered materials for catalysis, optics and extreme environments.
A pressure switch is rugged if its design allows a stable switching response and long lifecycle under several conditions like pressure spikes, leaks, high temperature, chemical exposure, moisture, shock loads and vibration.
The newly enhanced SPM Simplified Frac Iron System reduces the footprint and amount of iron required for fracking operations, thereby increasing frac site operational efficiency. This results in fewer lines, connections and components, fewer potential leak paths and less NPT.
Spirolox® Retaining Rings are designed to be installed and removed by hand, no tooling required.
To accomplish this, the team devised a process wherein mask fibers (ranging from 5 mm to 30 mm in length) are immersed in a graphene oxide solution before being immersed in the cement paste.
The market value of landfilled plastic in the U.S. ranges from $4.5 billion to $9.9 billion, or $7.2 billion on average.