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The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Technology Transfer office recently licensed in-house developed microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials to startup company Battle Sight Technologies LLC. These materials can be used in glow stick “crayons” to write messages or mark items in the field. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Holly Jordan)

This bird eating birdseed at a feeder does not have to compete with squirrels to enjoy its afternoon snack. (Image courtesy of NCI. Photo credit: iStock)

Quantum dot technology developed by nanoscientists at LBNL and licensed by Nanosys, Inc. yields energy efficient yet bright, vibrant displays in the growing field of smartphones, HDTVs, laptops and tablet computers. Images courtesy of Nanosys, Inc.

Tile floor after MicroGuard was applied. (Image courtesy of NASA Goddard. Photo credit: MicroGuard/Adsil®Corporation)

The full line of Arctic Freeze products incorporates a QwikBoost refrigerant enhancer originally developed by NASA and Mainstream Engineering Corporation. According to IDQ, QwikBoost provides vehicle owners with colder air up to 50-percent faster than a conventional refrigerant product. (Photo credit: NASA Spinoff 2010)

NASA experiments in plant growth for long-duration space flights led to the identification and manufacturing method for a nutritional supplement now found in everyday foods and infant formula.

The photo shows an AGO mosquito trap placed in a neighborhood in Puerto Rico. CDC photo, CDC NCEZID Puerto Rico laboratory.

Full-scale treatment system for oxidizing ammonia in drinking water. (Photo credit: Darren Lytle, USEPA)

Foodborne illnesses from contaminated produce sicken 1.2 million people each year in the United States. A USDA study shows that steam-treating cantaloupes can reduce pathogens. (Photo credit: USDA)

Pickles of many kinds fill grocery store shelves, all of them safe for consumers thanks to the work of an ARS food safety lab in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo credit: USDA)

At the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, ARS chemist George Fanta (left) and Don Fisk, president of Uni-Star, Inc., examine foam packing material extruded from biodegradable cornstarch. (Photo credit: Keith Weller/USDA)

Decontamination foam, developed by Sandia National Laboratories, is being used to remove mold from a roof. The image is courtesy of Decon7, one of eight licensees of the decontamination foam.

Curtis Mowry, left, and Mike Siegal show their nanoporous carbon-coated SAW sensors that form the heart of Parker-Hannifin Corp.'s trihalomethane water analyzer, which provides almost instant feedback on the levels of disinfection byproducts in water before it reaches consumers. (Image from Sandia National Laboratories, Randy Montoya)