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2014 R&D Budget

Greetings from D.C. President Obama released his FY 2014 budget in mid-April, including that portion informally known as the “R&D budget.” It’s been an interesting year budget-wise, with the FY 2013 budget approved halfway through the year, sequestration taking effect at...
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21 New Technologies to Be Featured in LabTech in Your Life

The FLC is excited to announce that 21 new technologies will be featured in the second shoot of the LabTech in Your Life virtual home environment . These technologies represent a wide range of household items that were developed by federal laboratories and went on to achieve significant success in...
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A Big News Month

It's been a busy few weeks in the news for technology transfer and the federal labs! Here are just a few headlines. July brought some new developments to the world of intellectual property—the first post-America Invents Act patent was issued around July 18. Only a few days earlier, Sen. Patrick...
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AFRL Announces New Hypersonic Research Branch

It looks like a new lab is about to be born! Earlier this month, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) announced that it’s launching a new branch to focus on hypersonic research. "The relationship between the Air Force Research Laboratory and Arnold Engineering Development Complex ’s...
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Alert for Unattended Children or Items

Laboratory: NASA Langley Research Center Summary: Self-activating system and method for alerting when an object or a person is left unattended. Overview: A system and method use a wireless tether comprising a transmitter and a receiver to alert a caregiver that an object has been left unattended. A...
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Alternative Diesel Fuel From Biosynthetic Bisabolene

Taek Soon Lee, Pamela Peralta-Yahya, and Jay Keasling of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have reached a major milestone in the quest to develop improved biofuels with their discovery that bisabolane, a plant-derived hydrocarbon chemically related to...
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Announcing the First Release of FAA Mobile!

FAA Mobile is an easy-to-use mobile website that provides quick access to popular FAA.gov tasks for aviation enthusiasts on-the-go. You can look up N-numbers, find Advisory Circulars, browse airport delays, and more. You can find FAA Mobile at http://www.faa.gov/mobile (optimized for mobile devices...
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Apparatus for Stopping Vehicles

Laboratory: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technology: An apparatus for externally controlling one or more brakes on a vehicle with a pressurized fluid braking system. The apparatus can include a pressurizable vessel that is adapted for fluid-tight coupling to the braking system. Impact to...

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