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2012 FLC Award Winners Honored in Pittsburgh

The winners of the 2012 FLC Awards were recognized for their outstanding efforts at a ceremony on May 3 at the conclusion of the FLC National Meeting. A total of 33 winners representing 28 laboratories and 5 agencies received awards. Congratulations to all of the individuals and laboratories that...
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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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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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A Fragrant New Biofuel

JBEI researchers develop a new candidate for a cleaner, greener and renewable diesel fuel A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers fill their tanks. Researchers at the U.S...
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Advanced Technology for Monitoring Air Quality

The saturation sampler is an outstanding example of a collaborative development that is reaching the international marketplace and serving needs worldwide. Numerous efforts ranging from monitoring indoor air quality to responding to catastrophic events have incorporated this advanced air sampling...
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Agricultural Oils Treat Contaminated Water

Laboratory: Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Technology: Groundwater treatment that employs agricultural oils to stimulate endogenous microbes, which accelerates the cleanup. Opportunity: Available for license. Interested companies will be requested to submit a business plan setting forth...
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Air Force Firefighting Operations Conclude in Texas

After performing 111 sorties and dropping 333,000 gallons of fire retardant over the wildfires that have been burning in south and west Texas, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel and their Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) aircraft are heading back home. The National...

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