Sensor Technology for the 21st Century

https://www.sbir.gov/Sensor-technology-for-the-21st-century You may be surprised to see how many different SBIR and/or STTR research topics relate to sensor technology development. Federal agencies are supporting sensor research and development, purchasing and using sensors, making sensor data and data products available to the public, and investigating how application of sensor technologies can help accomplish the agencies’ goals. The information below will help you explore funding opportuni...
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Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation

Levitation At Microscopic Scale Could Lead To Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation ScienceDaily (2009-01-07) -- Magicians have long created the illusion of levitating objects in the air. Now researchers have actually levitated an object, suspending it without the need for external support. Working at the molecular level, the researchers relied on the tendency of certain combinations of molecules to repel each other at close contact, effectively suspending one surface above anoth...
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Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

"The new solar cell is not photovoltaic—it's photosynthetic," says Amin Salehi-Khojin, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UIC and senior author on the study. "Instead of producing energy in an unsustainable one-way route from fossil fuels to greenhouse gas, we can now reverse the process and recycle atmospheric carbon into fuel using sunlight," he said. While plants produce fuel in the form of sugar, the artificial leaf delivers syngas, or synthesis gas, a mixture ...
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