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Better Highway Barriers Using NASA Technology Could Save Lives

Better Highway Barriers Using NASA Technology Could Save Lives

August 01, 2014 - (0) comments

Highway safety barriers may become taller, softer, and safer thanks to NASA-developed technology and a startup company that hopes to make them widely available. LifeNet Systems, Inc., founder and CEO Mary Ohlfs and NASA [...]

Lab Spotlight: Pacific Northwest Research Station – Laser Scanning

Lab Spotlight: Pacific Northwest Research Station – Laser Scanning

July 31, 2014 - (0) comments

  Airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) data can be processed to yield detailed information about forest structure, wood volume, fire risk, levels of carbon sequestration, and more. This synthetic image shows the distribution of laser returns [...]

ARS Soil Tests Lower Farmers’ Fertilizer Costs

ARS Soil Tests Lower Farmers’ Fertilizer Costs

July 30, 2014 - (0) comments

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist has developed a more precise test for how much fertilizer a farmer needs to add to a field, reducing costs by about $10 to $15 per acre [...]

Anechoic RF Chamber

Anechoic RF Chamber

July 29, 2014 - (0) comments

Laboratory: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Summary: Radio frequency anechoic chamber Details:  The NRAO’s Green Bank, W. Va. site contains an anechoic chamber in the Jansky Laboratory Annex Building. This chamber mimics free space by absorbing [...]

Lab Spotlight: NASA Langley –  Autonomous Vehicle Research

Lab Spotlight: NASA Langley – Autonomous Vehicle Research

July 28, 2014 - (0) comments

  At NASA Langley Research Center, this indoor/outdoor lab is used to perform studies on different unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in the same space. The Autonomous Vehicle Research Laboratory was envisioned as an area where [...]

CHAMPION

CHAMPION

July 25, 2014 - (0) comments

  Laboratory: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Technology: CHAMPION: An Advanced Reasoning System for Enhanced Decision Making Summary: PNNL researchers have been working to develop reasoning technologies to facilitate information fusion and sense-making processes to enable [...]

Cargo Containment Security Technology From SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Cargo Containment Security Technology From SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

July 24, 2014 - (0) comments

In order to improve global cargo container security, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) developed custom network protocols, fixed network access devices, and handheld network access devices that include an Android-based mobile application.  These technologies [...]

ARS Helps U.S. Pickle Industry by “Greening” the Brine

ARS Helps U.S. Pickle Industry by “Greening” the Brine

July 23, 2014 - (0) comments

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a way to help pickle producers replace most of their pickling salt with calcium chloride—helping to turn an environmental problem into an environmental plus for the pickle industry. [...]

Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network

Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network

July 22, 2014 - (0) comments

Laboratory: Boulder Labs, Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Opportunity: PSCR, a joint program between NIST’s Communications Technology Laboratory and NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, is using CRADAs to build a 700-MHz public safety broadband (PSBB) Demonstration Network to provide manufacturers and first responders a [...]

House Introduces DOE Lab Management and Tech Transfer Bill

House Introduces DOE Lab Management and Tech Transfer Bill

July 21, 2014 - (0) comments

Greetings from D.C.  As the 113th Congress heads into its last few months (and last few working days before the election), folks seem to be rushing to introduce legislation focused on Department of Energy [...]

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