Back in November, I urged technology transfer offices (TTOs) to take caution when using interns. They can be a great help… if you structure it right. There’s a lot more to say about this topic. So, I decided to write … Continue reading

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As I monitor the technology transfer profession via industry newsletters and blogs, a frequently recurring theme is technology transfer offices seeking to keep their costs down by making use of “free” sources of service. It might be internship programs at … Continue reading

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NASA Ames’s NETMARK offers advanced XML database integration for unstructured documents NASA’s Ames Research Center is looking for licensees for its NETMARK software, a powerful application development tool that can handle integration of structured, semi-structured, and even unstructured documents using … Continue reading

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Managing change within any organization is increasingly more challenging each year. Stakeholder expectations are increasing. Cycle time expectations are collapsing for all institutional processes and transactions. Geographic boundaries are collapsing as a result of globalization. Institutional organizational strategies are increasingly … Continue reading

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If you are an expert in friction stir welding (FSW), this is an opportunity to contribute to the U.S. space program. But you must act quickly – by April 30, to be specific. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, … Continue reading

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I have a message for the industry leaders tasked with keeping the nation’s wind turbines turning, many of whom will gather in Dallas for the 2nd annual U.S. Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit… Raise your eyes above the tops … Continue reading

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Temperatures on a “good” summer day on Mount Everest typically hover at -15 degrees Fahrenheit , with wind chills plunging the perceived temperature to a bone-chilling -63 °F. Fortunately, Scott Parazynski—former NASA astronaut, medical doctor, and alpine climber—climbed Everest using … Continue reading

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NASA Ames’ Perilog software improves search results for data mining applications Perilog overcomes the shortcomings of traditional search methods by discovering contextual associations between words and phrases. Innovators at NASA’s Ames Research Center have patented Perilog software, an advanced contextual … Continue reading

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What a fantastic time I had being a judge at the 2010 North Carolina Regional Tournament of the FIRST Robotics Competition this past weekend! Not only was it a first-class event that was incredibly well run, but I was inspired … Continue reading

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My brief career as a robot inspector Technology, teamwork and teaching moments. That is what I experienced as a robot inspector at the NC FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Tournament on April 1. This was my first time doing something like … Continue reading

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