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NASA’s Heat-Converting Material Patents Licensed

NASA’s Heat-Converting Material Patents Licensed

May 29, 2015 - (0) comments

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has licensed patents on high-temperature thermoelectric materials to Evident Thermoelectrics of Troy, N.Y., which provides these kinds of materials and related power systems, like the nanostructured material called skutterudite shown [...]

New Generation Cellulose Acetate Desalination Membrane

New Generation Cellulose Acetate Desalination Membrane

May 28, 2015 - (0) comments

Laboratory: Bureau of Reclamation Technology: A new cellulose acetate membrane that can reduce water treatment costs. Opportunity: Reclamation is seeking industry partners to mature and commercialize the technology. Details: In commercial reverse osmosis (RO) water desalination [...]

T2 Part of New National Strategy to Save Honeybees

T2 Part of New National Strategy to Save Honeybees

May 27, 2015 - (0) comments

The decline of honeybees, butterflies and other pollinators is a very serious issue, affecting the environment and the economy, particularly agricultural industries. Last week, the White House published a new nationwide strategy to combat this trend [...]

Lab Spotlight: EPA – Energy-Efficient Water Recovery

Lab Spotlight: EPA – Energy-Efficient Water Recovery

May 26, 2015 - (0) comments

At the EPA’s Test & Evaluation Facility (T&E)  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 maintains unique drinking [...]

AUTM Launches New Website and E-magazine to Advance Understanding of T2

AUTM Launches New Website and E-magazine to Advance Understanding of T2

May 22, 2015 - (0) comments

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has launched two new communications products to advance understanding of the role technology transfer plays as a driver of the modern-day knowledge economy. The  initiatives are a [...]

Carbon Capture With Ionic Liquid Sorbent

Carbon Capture With Ionic Liquid Sorbent

May 21, 2015 - (0) comments

Laboratory: National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Technology: A class of ionic liquids (ILs) that offers promising properties for use in carbon dioxide (CO2) capture processes, as well as methods to use in applying the IL to [...]

The (Scientific) Flight of the Falcon

The (Scientific) Flight of the Falcon

May 20, 2015 - (0) comments

A trained falcon named Houdini darts and soars next to a wind power plant in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, gathering radar data that could someday save the lives of his avian brethren. [...]

Lab Spotlight: NETL – Fossil Energy Supercomputer

Lab Spotlight: NETL – Fossil Energy Supercomputer

May 19, 2015 - (0) comments

Size, speed, and power! National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) scientists use one of the world’s largest, fastest, and most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world for fossil energy experiments. The computer, shown here in this NETL [...]

State Profiles in S&E and STEM Education

State Profiles in S&E and STEM Education

May 18, 2015 - (0) comments

Greetings from D.C.  Maryland (my home state and the 19th most populous state, with 5.9M residents) ranked 2nd in federal R&D obligations in 2012 ($15.6B) and 9th in total federal spending in 2010 ($96.3B) [...]

News Roundup

News Roundup

May 15, 2015 - (0) comments

Still catching up from the national meeting? We are too, so here’s a news roundup to take us through what’s new! Two attendees who joined us in Denver from the Minority Business Development Agency blogged [...]

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