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News Roundup

News Roundup

March 27, 2015 - (0) comments

March has gone by so quickly, and it’s almost time for the national meeting. Are you ready? We are! For the last Friday of the month, how about a news roundup? Keep reading to make sure [...]

Navy Engineer Impacts Public-Private Sector Research on Wearable and Embeddable Technology

Navy Engineer Impacts Public-Private Sector Research on Wearable and Embeddable Technology

March 26, 2015 - (0) comments

How easy is it to hack a pacemaker? Your “FitBit” is designed to track your physical movements. Who else can see it? These are among the myriad questions Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division [...]

Lab Spotlight: NASA Ames – Martian Soil Analysis

Lab Spotlight: NASA Ames – Martian Soil Analysis

March 25, 2015 - (0) comments

NASA’s Ames Research Center’s Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) X-ray diffraction instrument is aboard the MSL rover Curiosity. CheMin’s identification of minerals in rocks and soil is crucial to the mission’s goal of assessing past [...]

NIAAA Holds Competition for Wearable Blood Alcohol Biosensor

NIAAA Holds Competition for Wearable Blood Alcohol Biosensor

March 24, 2015 - (0) comments

Could a wristwatch monitor your drinking in the future? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism‘s (NIAAA) new Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, announced last week, seeks technologies that will do just that—and offers prize money to the top innovations. [...]

Robo-Glove

Robo-Glove

March 23, 2015 - (0) comments

Laboratory: NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Technology: Robo-Glove, a wearable human grasp assist device Opportunity: Available for licensing Details: Robo-Glove, developed by researchers at JSC in collaboration with General Motors (GM), reduces the force needed to operate [...]

Army Research Lab Kicks Off New “Extreme Battery” Research Hub

Army Research Lab Kicks Off New “Extreme Battery” Research Hub

March 20, 2015 - (0) comments

The Center for Research in Extreme Batteries will strengthen the bonds between partners who want to solve practical battery problems that U.S. ground forces face. The center’s inaugural Power and Energy Innovation Workshop was [...]

Refreshable Braille Reader

Refreshable Braille Reader

March 19, 2015 - (0) comments

Laboratory: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technology:  Low-cost, simple design that enables refreshable braille reading for e-books and other print media. Details: The first of the major refreshable braille reading devices created by NIST, the [...]

Lab Spotlight: EPA – Water Sensor Platform

Lab Spotlight: EPA – Water Sensor Platform

March 18, 2015 - (0) comments

At the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Test & Evaluation Facility (T&E) facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, a wide variety of environmental treatment technologies are conceived, designed, and evaluated at bench-, pilot- and field-scale. The T&E facility [...]

NASA Launches 2015 Space Apps Challenge to Spark Innovation

NASA Launches 2015 Space Apps Challenge to Spark Innovation

March 17, 2015 - (0) comments

NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 10-12 at more than 135 locations worldwide, including New York, host [...]

When One Plus One Equals Three: FLC Chair Talks Lab to Market

When One Plus One Equals Three: FLC Chair Talks Lab to Market

March 16, 2015 - (0) comments

Happy Monday! Did you see this great post on Commerce.gov from our Chair, Paul Zielinski? We thought it was so good we had to share it here too! Paul talks about the Lab-to-Market strategy at NIST and [...]

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