Innovation Spotlight: SmartTrap
02/21/18 09:28 PM EST
The Smart Trap is a simple yet rugged battery-operated device that autonomously detects and reports diseases carried by mosquitoes. When a specimen feeds on the Smart Trapâ€™s sugar bait component, it leaves behind traces of saliva, which are then assayed for transmissible amounts of pathogen.
Innovation Spotlight: Electric Current and Magnetic Field Imaging System
02/21/18 09:21 PM EST
This technology is a non-contact device that can image electric current and three dimensional magnetic field in real time.
Corporate Spotlight Interview: Sherwin-Williams
02/21/18 08:56 PM EST
Dr. Alex Fensore Associate Director of Innovation, Sherwin Williams speaks with TechConnect News.
Safer Energetic Materials
01/17/18 02:38 PM EST
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed energetic materials that are capable of delivering powerful explosive energy, yet demonstrate unprecedented improvements for safer storage, handling, transportation and operation. INL investigators are also working to increase the safety of ignition devices to ensure energetics detonate only when required.
Ghost Train Generator
01/17/18 02:33 PM EST
Fermilab has developed a simple, inexpensive, effective device to reduce collision incidents related to vehicles stuck on railroad grade crossings. The device simulates continuity of locomotives or other rolling stock from rail to rail, closing the existing DC track circuit and mimicking the presence of a train.
Boron Based Special Materials
01/17/18 02:28 PM EST
Boron is the basis of two patented technologies developed by Jefferson Lab. One is a boron based nanotube material capable of maintaining its unique properties in extreme environments and another is a construction material that uses the neutron shielding capability of boron for applications in nuclear power and radiation therapy.
PEM Fuel Cell Bundle (multi-lab IP bundle - LabBridge IP Bundling Program)
12/05/17 03:22 PM EST
29 nine proton exchange membrane fuel cells technologies from five different National Labs are available to form bundles to collectively increase their value proposition for the potential licensees or collaborators. Technologies fall into 4 categories, (i) fuel cell electrocatalysts, (ii) membrane electrode assembly, (iii) fuel processor, and (iv) bipolar plates.
Negative Photochromic Material with Tunable Properties
12/05/17 03:20 PM EST
A simple way to create material chemistry that can switch from colored to colorless under defined illumination and can be returned to a colored state using a heat. The material chemistry can be adjusted to control its behavior in response to light or heat resulting in a highly customizable material.
Integrated Photonic Devices for ultrahigh-speed, space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography
12/05/17 03:18 PM EST
Label-free and non-destructive imaging technologies with micron-scale resolutions and hundreds of frames per second imaging speed are greatly desirable for biomedical applications.
Solid-State Ultracapacitor for Improved Energy Storage
12/05/17 03:16 PM EST
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a solid-state ultracapacitor using a novel nanocomposite, dielectric material. The materials design is based on the internal barrier layer capacitance (IBLC) concept, and it uses novel dielectric and metallic conductive ink formulations.
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