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Tech Needs of the Week

Wanted: Coating Solutions for UV Applications A cost-efficient anti-graffiti coating solution is needed for application to flexible PVC film. The coating should add a flexible transparent layer with specific properties: scratch & UV resistant, stable physical behavior between -30 degrees and 90 degrees Celsius, and resistant to solvents and alcohols used for graffiti cleaning. To respond to this Tech Need visit click here.

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NASA News

NASA Spacecraft Zaps Venus with a Laser On June 5, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft flew past Venus just 338 km above the planet's surface and shot a laser into the clouds. Although MESSENGER is on a mission to Mercury, the spacecraft must pass by Venus for a gravity assist en route. In passing, researchers hope to learn a few things about the planet with sulfuric acid clouds, a choking carbon dioxide atmosphere, and a surface hot enough to melt lead.

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Navy Remote Sensing



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Sensor Spinoff



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Technologies of the Week

Techs of the Week: Torque and Liquid Level Sensors The Magtorque sensor provides a simple, low-cost means to monitor torque on rotating elements. It uses a small and magnetoelastic sensor attached to the shaft that is monitored remotely via an inductive pickup. It provides sensitive and repeatable measurements of applied torque without direct physical contact. More information here.

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Cell Phone Sensors



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Current Attractions

Meet Our New Defense Tech Briefs Advertisers for June This monthly review lets you "meet" the new advertisers appearing in Defense Tech Briefs (DTB). Here's a sneak peek at the products, services, and offers available from June's first-time advertisers. Alpha Security Group is a publicly traded company that seeks to acquire a homeland security or defense business. Contact Steve Wasserman at swasserman@amtcap.com.

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