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Computer simulation methods from NIST help speed up the search for carbon capture materials.

To Remove CO2 From the Atmosphere, Imagine the Possibilities

In this episode, we talk about how researchers are developing tools to keep us safe using technology that ranges from ultra-heat resistant tents for fighters to drones capable of discovering hidden landmines.

Podcast: Advanced Tents Saving Firefighters & Mine Sweeping Drones

A student article showcasing an Android application called DOT-HAZMAT based on Machine Learning and Computer Vision that locates and categorizes HAZMAT placards in perilous rescue operations.

DOT-HAZMAT: An Android application for  detection of hazardous materials (HAZMAT)

North Carolina State University researchers found that four new designs for shelters to protect firefighters trapped in wildfires could increase the survival time inside the shelter compared with the current industry standard.

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

Article #6 of Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments series: Heat shrink accessories offer a convenient way to protect elements of electrical power systems in harsh environments.

Heat Shrink Cable Accessories for Harsh Environments: Principles, Design, Manufacturing, and Applications

Researchers have developed a new membrane technology that allows for more efficient removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from mixed gases, such as emissions from power plants.

New Polymer Membrane Tech Improves Efficiency of CO2 Capture

Article #5 of Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments Series: Protecting sensors without affecting their performance is a challenge when designing sensors for harsh and corrosive environments.

Modeling Sensing Technologies for Harsh Environments

Article #4 of Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments Series: Cars, Construction Equipment, Trucks, Buses, Airplanes, Trains, and other vehicles require connectors that withstand vibrations, shocks, humidity, dust, and other unfavorable conditions to perform reliably.

Rugged connectors meet the connectivity demands of transportation

A team of ETH researchers led by Athina Anastasaki have succeeded in breaking down plastic into its molecular building blocks and in recovering over 90 percent of them. A first step towards genuine plastic recycling.

Breaking down plastic into its constituent parts

case study

Article #3 of Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments Series: Rugged switchgear connectors and terminations enable the handling of electrical energy safely and efficiently in the harsh environments of marine applications.

Switchgear Connectors and Terminals for Harsh Offshore Installations

Article #2 of Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments Series: As the bandwidth consumed by vehicular electronics increases, manufacturers need to adopt the latest communication standards, and make various design considerations to ensure signal integrity in harsh environments.

Emerging trends and design considerations for automotive connectivity systems in harsh environments

In this episode, we talk about how UAVs are being deployed to control destructive pigeon populations and to study bottlenose dolphin populations.

Podcast: Wildlife Control & Observation Via UAVs

Article #1 of Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments Series: Electrical components that enable the transfer of control and power are improving to fulfill the requirements of cutting-edge industrial applications.

Enabling The Next Generation of Connected Applications in Harsh Environments

Introducing the Connectivity and Sensing in Harsh Environments Series: Advancements in aerospace, defense, construction, power systems, automobiles, nuclear reactors, and various other fields have made it necessary for systems engineers to ensure reliable performance in the harshest environments.

Connectivity and Sensing Technologies Proven in the Harshest Environments

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