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NASA’s Ames Research Center to Demo Air Traffic Mgmt Simulator

NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Califonia has created a full-scale simulator designed to mimic a variety of air traffic management scenarios as part of efforts to ensure air travel safety and efficiency this holiday season. The space agency said Friday that the FutureFlight platform works to help NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and private-sector researchers …

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Army Vet James Gilman Named Chief Exec of NIH Clinical Research Center; Francis Collins Comments

The National Institutes of Health has appointed James Gilman, a retired U.S. Army major general, as the first CEO of NIH’s clinical research center in a move that takes effect January 2017. NIH said Friday Gilman will oversee the 870,000-square-foot research center located inside NIH’s campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and guide the facility’s safety and …

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NASA Highlights Silver-Zinc Battery’s Transition to Consumer Market

NASA has highlighted the the transition of a long-haul silver-zinc battery research effort to the consumer market as a rechargeable hearing aid battery and for other applications. The space agency said Friday development of the silver-zinc battery began at the Glenn Research Center, where researchers faced challenges such as the soluble and …

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Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab Researchers Publish New Study on Thermodynamic Scale of Metastability

Researchers at the Energy Department‘s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have released a new study that quantifies the thermodynamic scale of metastability on approximately 30,000 known materials. LLNL said Friday the scale helps transform the design and creation of next-generation materials to be used for applications such as semiconductors and pharmaceuticals. “Materials design …

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NIJ Unveils Final Version of Smart Gun Tech Baseline Specs

The National Institute of Justice has released the final version of baseline specifications for minimum technical requirements that law enforcement agencies will seek from potential providers of smart gun technology. A blog post published Wednesday on the Justice Department website says NIJ drafted the specifications with the help of firearms experts from the DOJ …

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