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Technologies of the Week

High-Strength Polyesters and Polyamides This invention provides low-molecular-weight polyesters and polyamides useful for flushing wet pigments and manufacturing color concentrates. More specifically, the compositions of the invention are effective for flushing wet pigments, producing pigment dispersions, and then producing colored polymers with the pigment dispersions. More information here.

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First Responder Software



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Improved Plastics



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Hazardous-Materials Detection



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Tech Needs of the Week

Wanted: Method to Visualize Bacteria A method is needed to visually detect the presence of pathogenic bacteria or microbes on human hands regardless of the presence of beneficent micro- organisms and without killing the latter. The solution must be safe for humans and easily applicable by a common user. To respond to this Tech Need click here.

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NASA News

Mars Discovery Provides Evidence of the Planet's Wet Past A patch of Martian soil analyzed by NASA's rover Spirit is so rich in silica that it may provide some of the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was much wetter than it is now. The processes that could have produced such a concentrated deposit of silica require the presence of water.

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"Private" Surveillance



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