From updates on collaborative partnership agreements to exciting scientific and technological discoveries, our regional labs are carrying out cutting-edge R&D projects on a daily basis to better our place in the global market. Read up on the latest news, events and activities from the FLC %1 regional laboratories.

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center’s Dr. Juanita M. Christensen and Athens State University President Dr. Philip Way officially launch an Educational Partnership Agreement between the federal agency and the university with an agreement signing Nov. 21 at CCDC AvMC. (Photo credit: Amy Tolson, CCDC AvMC Public Affairs)

ARL Canine Auditory Protection System

A research team tests the Canine Auditory Protection System headgear extensively with military working dogs, as well as federal law enforcement working dogs, for wearability, usability and comfort. The team also measured its hearing protection effectiveness during helicopter operations and found a significant reduction in short-term hearing loss. (Courtesy: Zeteo Tech)

(Photo credit: CCDC AvMC)

Researcher John Hall stands near Sandia National Laboratories’ annular core research reactor, where scientists discovered a way to make medical isotopes. The concept was licensed to Eden Radioisotopes, LLC. The effort recently earned an award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. (Photo credit: Randy Montoya)

AFRL team members discuss the new heat exchange tester

Marvin Gale, MAMLS Program Manager (left) and Grady Marcum, AFRL chemical engineer, discuss the new heat exchange tester during the capability’s kickoff tour held Nov. 6. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Spencer Deer)

NOAA sea temperature sensor

Low-Cost, High-Precision Sea Temperature Sensor (Photo credit: NOAA)

sorghum crops

ARS scientists have discovered genes in sorghum that can double the amount of grain the plant produces. (Photo credit: Robert Klein/ARS)

PPPL INFUSE team group picture

PPPL experts who will collaborate with private partners. From left, Clement Bovet, Nicola Bertelli, Mario Podesta, Gerrit Kramer, and Elena Belova. (Photo credit: PPPL)

Blaine Pellicore, VP of Defense at Ursa Major Technologies, Inc., delivered a publicly cleared version of the company’s presentation to an audience that included Air Force leadership, other small businesses, academia, industry, and venture capitalists during the U.S. Air Force’s inaugural Hypersonics Pitch Day. Ursa Major Technologies was among the seven businesses who won SBIR Phase II funding. (Photo credit: Doolittle Institute)

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