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News Roundup


Looking for something to read today as you wait for turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie? Look no further than our news roundup! Federal labs are doing a lot to be thankful for. Here are just a few of them:

  • The Army Research Lab is collaborating with a group of partners, including Carnegie Mellon University, to test new robotic systems inspired by bees and other insects.
  • The Office of Naval Research has developed a new augmented reality system that can turn any location into a virtual training ground, and plans to take it "to the next level" - from a video display to an optical display - through SBIR/STTR efforts.
  • Berkeley Lab and SLAC National Accelerator Lab have each signed a CRADA with a California energy storage consortium to grant all its members "streamlined access" to lab resources.
  • The Naval Research Lab and its partners have figured out a way to create super-fast network speeds - demonstrating remote input/output at 100 gigabits per second!
  • A recent FCW piece, "The promise of technology transfer," discusses new cybersecurity T2 efforts by the Department of Homeland Security, including a technology showcase the agency is hosting next month.
  • AFRL’s audio research led to to a 3D sound technology that can make two-way communications sound much more like a normal conversation. AFRL has licensed the technology and it’s on its way to a product that makes airplane cockpits safer.
  • Last week the Department of Defense announced a new innovation initiative that invites input from the best and brightest in any sector.
  • In this piece about Marylanders stepping up to fight Ebola, the Baltimore Sun recognizes the contributions of a ton of federal lab personnel.
  • Google is leasing NASA’s Moffett Federal Airfield for 60 years and plans to use the space to test its driverless cars.
  • Speaking of NASA, they want your input to solve the challenge of radiation in space! They’re teaming with innovation crowdsourcer InnoCentive, Inc., to provide monetary awards to the best solutions. You can submit yours through Dec. 12.

We wish you all a very safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

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