Lab Spotlight

ARS Sprayer
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USDA - ARS’ Laser-Guided Intelligent Sprayer Technology

USDA-ARS scientists and university collaborators developed a laser-guided intelligent sprayer for optimized pesticide application based on plant canopy structure. This sprayer is compatible with diverse crop architectures and reduces pesticide use by up to 70 percent, airborne spray drift up to 87...
Natl Utilization Ctr USDA ARS
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USDA - National Utilization Centers

Now throughearly 2016, each of the Agricultural Research Service 's four utilization centers will celebrate its 75th anniversary. These centers were established toconduct research into and to develop new scientific, chemical, and technical uses, as well as new and extended markets for farm...
ARS Phenomics Platform
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USDA’s High-Throughput Phenomics Platform

The U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz., is a world leader in the development and deployment of high-throughput phenotyping technologies for crop improvement. This tractor-mounted platform quickly scans and assesses multiple phenotypic characteristics of thousands of...
Vaccine Candidate May Prevent Zika Virus Infection
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Vaccine Candidate May Prevent Zika Virus Infection

In response to the public health emergency posed by the Zika virus infection, researchers at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) rapidly developed a vaccine candidate to prevent Zika virus infection. NIAID clinicians tested the vaccine candidate in a Phase I clinical...
Fermilab VIPIC
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VIPIC (Vertically Integrated Photon Imaging Chip)

Fermilab’s VIPIC (vertically integrated photon imaging chip) is a 3D integrated circuit that serves as a large area, small pixel (65µm), photon counting detector with zero-suppressed data readout, time resolution of less than 10 microseconds, and high raw data throughput of up to 3.5...
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Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

The following article is part of an occasional series of profiles on FLC Northeast Region member laboratories. The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) is a federal, fee-for-service Center of Excellence within the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and...

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