How many aspects of your everyday life are made better by technology developed in a federal laboratory? It happens a lot more often than you might think! LabTech in Your Life is a virtual experience that showcases items found in the home and at an airport that you probably use and experience every day without realizing they were developed or improved by federal laboratories. This unique interactive space features familiar examples of how federal agencies and laboratories bring their innovations to the market, where they can be used and enjoyed by consumers. Learn the story behind these technologies that you use every day in your home and experience during travel. Each technology represents years of research and development, as well as successful partnerships between federal laboratories and businesses in a wide range of market sectors. We encourage you to explore, discover, and experience the virtual environment. Scroll down to view both the airport and the house experience.  Want to participate in LabTech and add your technologies? Click here to learn more about the Call for Technologies. You'll need to create an FLC member profile to submit. The Call for technologies is open until June 30, 2022. Submit here.

LabTech in Flight


LabTech in Your Life in Flight is a virtual experience showcasing technologies that are found throughout airports. Most of these technologies are designed to keep us safe and move us efficiently across the country and around the globe, as well as other technologies that enhance environments and our nutrition-on-the-go. These technologies have moved out of the lab and into the marketplace to improve the safety, security and efficiency of mass transportation. Thirty-one technologies from eleven laboratories are listed below. Enjoy the virtual visit.

Airport entrance 
  • Hydrangea Quercifolia “Munchkin” USDA ARS
  • Immersive Imaging System & 360-degree Coverage, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
Airport Check-in 
  • 3D-Xray Luggage Screening System, DOE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • NIST Luggage Screening Standards, DOC, NIST
Security Screening 
  • ELITE (Easy Livermore Inspection Test for Explosives), DOE, Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory (LLNL)
  • Holographic Millimeter Wave Scanning for Passenger Screening, DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Explosives Detection Portal, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • NIST Metal Detector Standards, DOC, NIST
  • PAN Disruptor for Bomb Squads, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Trace Explosives Detection Test Standards, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
Snack Bar 
  • Fruit and Veggie Crunchy Snacks, USDA ARS
  • Edible Fruit and Vegetable Sandwich Wraps, USDA ARS
  • 100% Fruit Bars, USDA ARS
  • Solid-State Lighting, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Low Light Camera for First Responders, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
Plane Interior/Cockpit 
  • Traffic Aware Planner for Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TAP/TASAR), NASA
  • Model for Fire Detection in Airliner Cargo Compartments, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Smart Seat Cushions Adjusts to Keep Occupant Comfortable, DoD Air Force Research Laboratory
Plane Exterior/Tarmac 
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lights, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Modeling and Simulation for Tires, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Aircraft Safety through Structural Health Monitoring, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Catalytic Process that Converts Waste to Jet Fuel, DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Laser Peening, DOE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Wingtips, NASA Langley Research Center
Runway and Control Tower 
  • TifBlair Centipede Grass, USDA ARS
  • Quarter-scale 449 MHz Radar Wind Profiler with RASS, NOAA
  • OCAST, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
  • FAA Stationary Doppler Target Suppressor Software, DOT, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Solar Glare Hazard Tool, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Guidelines for Moving Red-tailed Hawks Away from Airports, USDA APHIS
  • Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M), DHS Science & Technology Directorate

For additional information on these technologies, please contact the media representative of the following agencies/laboratories:

NIST: Jennifer Huergo (
NASA: April Phillips (
LLNL: Steve Wampler (
FAA: Rick Breitenfeldt (
PNNL: Greg Koller (
USDA NWRC: Gail Keirn (
USDA ARS: Tanya Brown (
Sandia National Laboratories: Manette Fisher ( and Troy Rummler (
NOAA: Barb DeLuisi ( and Theo Stein (
DHS: John Verrico (

FLC questions: please contact Carolina Olivieri (
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LabTech at Home


LabTech in Your Life at Home is a virtual environment showcasing technologies that have made their way into your home and everyday life. You’ll discover nearly fifty federally developed commercialized technologies from seven federal agencies displayed throughout seven different tour stops. A list of the agencies and technologies featured throughout the LabTech home are listed below. Enjoy the virtual visit.

Living Room 
  • MobileCamera – CMOS Image Sensor Technology - NASA
  • CellPhone - DoD/ARL
  • ClosedCaptioning - DOC/NIST
  • MicroGuardProtective Coating - NASA
  • PotatoFlakes – USDA-ARS
  • RomaTomatoes – USDA-ARS
  • Large-BreastedTurkey – USDA-ARS
  • FoodSafety Standards – NASA
  • Low-FatCheese – USDA-ARS
  • Surimi– DOC/NOAA
  • XanthanGum – USDA-ARS
  • Techniquesfor Freezing Foods – USDA-ARS
  • Lactose-FreeMilk – USDA-ARS
  • OrangeJuice Concentrate – USDA-ARS
  • InfantFormula – NASA
  • SuperSlurper – USDA-ARS
  • MemoryFoam – NASA
  • F2Clock – DOC/NIST
  • WearableFitness Tracker – DoD/NSWC Crane
  • PermanentPress Cotton – USDA-ARS
  • EyeVitamin and Mineral Supplement – HHS/NIH
  • Diapers– DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Omega-3Fatty Acid Supplements – DOC/NOAA
  • BarSoap and Lime Soap Dispersants – USDA-ARS
  • MoldIdentification Method – EPA
Home Office 
  • NanosysQDEF for Brighter, Energy-Efficient Displays – DOE/Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory
  • PortProtector Technology – DoD/NSA
  • ComputerMouse – DoD/DARPA
  • Internet– DoD/ARL
  • SolidState Lighting – DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
  • SeedlessGrapes – USDA-ARS
  • Low-SaltPickles – USDA-ARS
  • SaferDrinking Water – DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
  • Blueberries– USDA-ARS
  • SteamTreated E. Coli-Free Cantaloupe – USDA-ARS
  • Trapn' Kill for Flying Insects – DoD/Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • MicrobialSource Tracking for Water in Contaminated Communities – EPA
  • InsectRepellent – USDA-ARS
  • MoldRemoval Products – DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
  • Squirrel-FreeCapsaicin-Treated Birdseed – HHS/NCI
  • Do-It-YourselfAdditives Recharge Auto Air Conditioning - NASA
  • Guayule– Rubber – USDA-ARS
  • ParachuteTechnology – Automobile – DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
  • PrecisionGPS – NASA
  • CDC-developedMosquito Trap – HHS/CDC
  • RemovingAmmonia from Drinking Water – EPA
  • Award-winningTires – DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
  • MicropowerImpulse Radar (MIR) – DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory