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Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Ken Klapproth in New Materials & ApplicationsWhen it comes to photovoltaic cells – converting sunlight into electricity – size does matter. But by thinking functionally, a recent startup out of École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) proves double the output is even achievable with smaller surface areas. Continue reading “‘Spectacles’ Achieve Record Solar Panel Output for Startup” »
Posted on June 7th, 2017 by Ken Klapproth in New Materials & Applications
3D printing may have revolutionized part design and manufacture, but uses a deposition process sensitive to consistent material delivery. By ‘listening’ to parts during the additive manufacturing cycle, engineers at GE have devised a new method of assuring parts are free from defects and voids which could cause premature failure. Continue reading “GE Patents Have a Novel Ear for Validating 3D Printing Quality” »
Posted on May 31st, 2017 by Ken Klapproth in New Materials & Applications
DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) steps closer to realization with the Agency selecting the Boeing Company as partner. A new class of reusable hypersonic aircraft, success of the Phantom Express will require advancements in both technical capabilities and ground operations. Continue reading “DARPA Gives ‘Thumbs Up’ to Boeing’s Phantom Express” »