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News Roundup


We hope you enjoy reading about what’s going on in the world of tech transfer and federal labs lately!

  • Have you been enjoying Shark Week this week? Well, here’s a story about how a NOAA researcher used the history of nuclear bomb testing to prove some sharks are much older than we believed.
  • A Facebook reader tipped us off to this cool new fuel cell project at Argonne.
  • USA Today has a rundown of Oak Ridge’s work with the auto industry, including efforts that could reduce dependence on foreign oil.
  • You probably saw some of the news about the water ban that was in place for a few days in Toledo, Ohio, due to potential toxins. Scary stuff! An EPA lab in Cincinnati has been helping the city run tests.
  • The Air Force Research Lab is partnering with the University of Dayton Research Institute to find potential environmental uses for algae.
  • NASA Johnson Space Center’s huge propulsion breakthrough could change space travel. NASA’s also announced its selections to continue on to Phase II of its Small Business Technology Transfer program.
  • A new CRADA with two DOE labs and a power company looks to push renewable energy innovation.
  • Here’s a local take on the new tech transfer bill from a lab community (and we’re mentioned!). Read more about what the House passed in the bill at the National Law Review.
  • The Energy Secretary talked tech transfer on a recent visit to Albuquerque (the story is free, but behind a question wall).
  • The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is exploring a basic research collaboration with South Africa.
  • Here’s a blog post with interesting language in praise of CRADAs and tech transfer—and what the phrase "T2 is a contact sport" means.
  • Well done to the Brookhaven National Lab team, which is getting recognition for their help providing security at the most recent Super Bowl!
  • Congrats to this year’s Arthur S. Flemming Award recipients! Many of them come from our members, including the Naval Research Laboratory; Naval Medical Center; Centers for Disease Control; NIST’s Boulder Laboratory; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and National Cancer Institute.

Don’t forget about all the great things the regions have going on as we get into late summer. For pictures of last week’s Southeast regional meeting, visit the regional Facebook page. Are you going to the Midwest regional meeting next week? It looks to be one of their best yet—we’re excited to see you there!


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