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5435 – Moisture sensors have a wide variety of applications in various environments. In industrial settings, moisture control is important in manufacturing and storage facilities, detection of pipe leaks or broken seals in controlled devices, prevention of mold growth, and monitoring of soil water content. While most moisture sensors are based on electrical conductance, there is a desirable need for... Read More
6907 – Early cancer screening with modern technology has markedly improved the detection of small neoplasms, or abnormal growths, that were previously impossible to identify. However the likelihood that these early detected neoplasms will progress to invasive metastatic cancer is unknown. These abnormalities are often treated as though they will potentially become invasive cancer which forces... Read More
Spacecraft Satellite Attitude Control using Magnetic Torque Rods with Low Residual Magnetic Field and High Linearity
6772 – Torque rods are used by spacecraft in low earth orbit to exchange rotational momentum with the earth in order to control the orientation or attitude of the spacecraft. An orthogonal set of three rods can produce an arbitrary magnetic dipole moment vector which interacts with the earth’s magnetic field and produces a torque. This is a critical function in maintaining the desired spacecraft... Read More
Scalable Fabrication of Multidimensional Nanopatterns via Sequential Combination of Continuous One-Dimensional Nanopatterning Strokes
6790 – Two-dimensional (2D) nanopatterning has seen momentum over the past decade in various thin-film applications (such as antireflection coatings, bioengineering templates, plasmonic surfaces, and photovoltaics). 2D nanostructures can currently be made using various techniques but the major hurdle for widespread adoption is scalability. The disclosed technology offers a solution to the... Read More
5687 – A Photodetector is a device that senses electromagnetic radiation, e.g., visible light, and generates instrument-readable electric signals. These devices have applications as sensors in aerospace/defense, oil and gas, utilities, construction, chemical industries, and the market for these devices was $292M in 2014 . Key performance metrics for photodetectors are their responsivity, or the... Read More
6654 – Sleep and mood disorders such as insomnia, jet lag, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affect many adults, and are related our sleep/wake cycle, also known as our circadian rhythm. According to a 2011 poll performed by the National Sleep Foundation, as many as 43% of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say that they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights. In the United... Read More
7070 – This technology helps to predict, analyze, and respond to network attacks in a rapid manner. Modern internet infrastructure has several weaknesses which can be exploited by malicious groups or individuals. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, while relatively simple, can compromise government and business servers, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. There are even services... Read More
7104 – With the growing popularity of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), electric machines are becoming a critical element of the modern powertrain. However, the performance of electric propulsion systems is significantly constrained by the internal temperatures of the electric machine. Hence, in order to determine the torque and power capabilities of an electric machine under real-time... Read More
7106 – Stochastic computing (SC) encodes data in the signal probabilities associated with pseudo-random bit-streams. It enables very low-area and low-power arithmetic operations using standard VLSI circuits; it is also highly error-tolerant. While addition, subtraction and multiplication have extremely simple SC implementations, this is not true for division. Known stochastic dividers employ... Read More
7098 – This technology improves student learning while introducing them to an important aspect of modern science: anonymous peer review. There have been calls for restructuring of K-12 science education in the U.S., and the Next Generation Science Standards have been put forward as a goal for the future. A major outstanding challenge has been not only exposing students to the findings of science... Read More