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Good Signs for S&T Budget? These Folks Think So.

Good Signs for S&T Budget? These Folks Think So.

April 01, 2015 - (0) comments

By now, you’ve probably read all about the proposed budget for FY 2016. We came across this take on it and had to share. “Many pundits give President Obama’s budget proposal little chance of [...]

VA, GE Collaborate on Groundbreaking Device to End Bedsores

VA, GE Collaborate on Groundbreaking Device to End Bedsores

March 31, 2015 - (0) comments

Remember the “selfie stick” we profiled earlier this month in our Ready for Transfer series? It’s a Veterans Administration (VA)-developed technology that keeps tabs on bedsores and pressure ulcers, which are some of the most troublesome and painful [...]

Image-based User Authentication

Image-based User Authentication

March 30, 2015 - (0) comments

Laboratory: National Security Agency (NSA) Technology: Invention that enables greater security for access control systems by combining facial recognition technology with a user authentication question. Opportunity: Available for licensing. Details: In other systems, a user authenticates identity by selecting a particular image, which [...]

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 [...]

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