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A digital feeding frenzy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Mark Elmore (Primary), Brian Klump (Primary), Robert Patton (Primary), Thomas Potok (Primary), Joel Reed (Primary), Jim Treadwell (Primary)
A little goes a long way Alcoa Inc. Judy Chestnutt (Primary), Ed Colvin (Primary), Tony Morales (Primary), Roberto Rioja (Primary)
A real-life transformer BWXT Y-12 LLC Lee Bzorgi (Primary)
Advertising that jumps off the page Motorola Inc. Daniel Gamota (Primary), Krishna Kalyanasundara (Primary), Parris Kent (Primary), Ken Tsui (Primary)
An all-access pass, online Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of Chicago Ivan Judson (Primary), Michael Papka (Primary), Rick Stevens (Primary), Thomas Uram (Primary), Susanne Lefvert (Primary), Eric Olson (Primary)
As much ferrate as you want Battelle Bruce Monzyk (Primary)
Atomic spectroscopy on the benchtop Rigaku Americas Corp. Michelle Goodwin (Primary), Makoto Hirai (Primary), Naoki Kawahara (Primary), Al Martin (Primary), Masaru Matsuo (Primary), Takao Moriyama (Primary), Yukio Nishimoto (Primary), Keisuke Ogura (Primary), Yuichiro Simizu (Primary), Junya Uegaki (Pr
Automating XPS Thermo Fisher Scientific Bryan Barnard (Primary), John Wolstenholme (Primary)
Basic coal yields tough foam Touchstone Research Laboratory Brian Joseph (Primary), Janet Joseph (Primary), Rick Lucas (Primary), Thomas Matviya (Primary), Janusz Plucinski (Primary)
Becoming one with the machine Novint Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Lunar Design, Force Dimension None
Better barcodes on boxes DataLase Inc. Christine E. Mest (Primary), Christine Mest (Primary), Kevin Murray (Primary), Chris Wyres (Primary)
Bridging the gap with AFM Anasys Instruments, Integrated Marketing Solutions, University of Illinois Azzedine Hammiche (Primary), Kevin Kjoller (Primary), Mike Reading (Primary), Roshan Shetty (Primary), Jezz Lackenby (Primary), William King (Primary)
Brilliant x-rays Bruker AXS Inc. Matt Benning (Primary), Bart Kerpershoek (Primary), Karen Roscoe (Primary), Leon Seijbel (Primary), Arjen Storm (Primary), Frank Vredenbregt (Primary)
Camera on a chip Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Teledyne Imaging Sensors Michael Anastasio (Primary), Kris Kwiatkowski (Primary), Christopher Morris (Primary), Yibin Bai (Primary), Vincent Douence (Primary), Atul Joshi (Primary)
Characterization, quickly Analex Corp., NASA (Glenn Research Center) Phil Barr (Primary), William Darby (Primary), Kevin Lambert (Primary), Richard Lee (Primary), Felix Miranda (Primary), Afroz Zaman (Primary)
Corrosion’s crystal ball Aqueous Process Simulations Inc., OLI Systems Inc. Pat McKenzie (Primary), Andrzej Anderko (Primary)
CRISP new microscope Carl Zeiss NTS GmbH Gerd Benner (Primary)
Dense composite hard coatings Material and Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. K. Loutfy (Primary), R. O. Loutfy (Primary), V. Shapovalov (Primary), R. Storm (Primary), James Withers (Primary)
Detecting radioactive materials Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Lloyd Clonts (Primary), Ronald Cooper (Primary), Richard Riedel (Primary)
Detecting the void Icerman and Associates, Stolar Research Corp. Larry Icerman (Primary), David Baldridge (Primary), Igor Bausov (Primary), Eduardo Bonnin (Primary), Sue Fleming (Primary), Dennis Gibson (Primary), John Howard (Primary), Russell Jedlicka (Primary), Jerry Jones (Primary), Tito Sanchez (Primary)
Detection on the move Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of California at Berkeley (Space Sciences Laboratory) Camille Bibeau (Primary), Dennis Carr (Primary), Jeff Collins (Primary), Lorenzo Fabris (Primary), Thomas Karnowski (Primary), Klaus-Peter Ziock (Primary), Will Marchant (Primary)
Diagnostic medical lab on a patch Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Christopher Apblett (Primary), Colin Buckley (Primary), Stephen Casalnuovo (Primary), Jeb Flemming (Primary), David Ingersoll (Primary), Stanley Kravitz (Primary), Carrie Schmidt (Primary)
Efficient pump for efficient fab Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH Armin Conrad (Primary), W. Eberl (Primary), Claus Gerlach (Primary), R. Sachs (Primary)
Eliminating hot roll blisters Duraloy Technologies Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Mittal Steel USA None
Enabling control of high-power laser systems Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), The Zygo Corp., QED Technologies None
Enabling fuel cell commercialization GrafTech International Ltd. Joe Capp (Primary), Franco Frate (Primary), Jeff Gough (Primary), Deanna Hamm (Primary), Larry Jones (Primary), Dan Krassowski (Primary), Julian Norley (Primary), David Stuart (Primary), Ryan Wayne (Primary), Tom Weber (Primary)
Finding fiber faults Luna Innovations Inc. (Luna Technologies Division) Sarah Duggleby (Primary), Mark Froggatt (Primary), Dawn Gifford (Primary), Brain Soller (Primary), Matt Wolfe (Primary)
Free power Chena Hot Springs Resort, United Technologies Research Center, UTC Power Gwen Holdmann (Primary), Bruce Biederman (Primary), Tom Clark (Primary)
Gas chromatography gets hot Phenomenex, Inc., InventX None
Generating power from waste energy Advanced Cerametrics Inc. Richard B. Cass (Primary), Stephen Leschin (Primary), Farhad Mohammadi (Primary)
Getting to the root of the matter Phenotype Screening Corporation Ronald Michaels (Primary), Daniel W. McDonald (Primary)
Gripping development in paste NBE Technologies LLC, Virginia Tech John Bai (Primary), Jesus Calata (Primary), Guo-Quan Lu (Primary), Zach Zhang (Primary)
Hardening steel The NanoSteel Company Inc. D.J. Branagan (Primary), Daniel Branagan (Primary), M.J. Breitsameter (Primary), E.J. Buffa (Primary), W.D. Kiilunen (Primary), M.C. Marshall (Primary), G.L. May (Primary), B.E. Meacham (Primary), Greg Nixon (Primary), D. Paratore (Primary)
Have it both ways with DMF Auburn University, CytoViva Inc. Oleg M. Pustovyy (Primary), Jan Thornton (Primary), Vitaly Vodyanoy (Primary), Catherine Elliott (Primary), Tom Hasling (Primary), Charles Ludwig (Primary)
Healthier humidification Farm Design Inc., PARI Innovative Manufactures Inc., Sunrise Labs Inc., Vapore Inc. Dave Roche (Primary), Larry WeInstituteein (Primary), Doug Curr (Primary), Drew Sunstein (Primary), Kelly Brodbeck (Primary), Charles Sellers (Primary)
Holding the strings on thin film Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Lockheed Martin Aeronautics None
Hot to generate National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Spectrolab, Inc. Richard King (Primary), Raed Sherif (Primary), Martha Symko-Davies (Primary)
Image analysis, the spreadsheet way Smart Imaging Technologies Co. None
Imaging detector comes in a small package Paraytec Ltd., University of Sheffield, University of York David Goodall (Primary), Kevin Moon (Primary), Mebs Surve (Primary), Nigel Allinson (Primary), Edmund Bergström (Primary)
Improving the view OptiMedica, Stanford University Dan Anderson (Primary), David Angeley (Primary), Katrina Bell (Primary), Dale Brown (Primary), Phillip Gooding (Primary), Rene hugues (Primary), George Marcellino (Primary), Jeff Saito (Primary), Michael Simoneau (Primary), Henry Tat (Primary),
Invisible nanotubes lead the charge on conductor design Eikos Inc. Paul Glatkowski (Primary), Christopher Weeks (Primary)
Keeping buildings in the comfort zone Palm Beach R&D Inc., Profab Electronics Inc. Teppo Jokinen (Primary), Rob Feltham (Primary)
Keeping it together Incisive Surgical Inc. James Peterson (Primary), John Shannon Jr. (Primary)
Kitchen in a carton Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (U.S. Army), The Wornick Co., TrueTech Inc., Trans Form Plastics Corp., Heritage Packaging, Southern Imperial None
Making up time in TOF SGE Analytical Science John Gray (Primary), Jaakko McVey (Primary), Dick Stresau (Primary)
Making wells SEQURE Apogee Scientific Inc., Fugro Airborne Surveys, LaSen Inc., National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Scott McLaren (Primary), Greg Hodges (Primary), Egor Degtiarev (Primary), Richard Hammack (Primary), R. Diane Newlon (Primary), Garret Veloski (Primary)
Memory without power Freescale Semiconductor Kendrid Rodriguez (Primary), Saied Tehrani (Primary)
Mini motors enable nano movement Micromechatronics Inc., Pennsylvania State University, University of Kentucky Seungho Park (Primary), Clive Randall (Primary), Kenji Uchino (Primary), Richard Eitel (Primary)
Mitigating corrosion Deft, Inc., University of Missouri, Rolla Eric Morris (Primary), Richard Albers (Primary), James Stoffer (Primary), Thomas O’Keef (Primary)
More than remotely possible NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center) Nona Cheeks (Primary), Dale Hithon (Primary), Jeffrey Hosler (Primary)
More than skin deep Lumidigm Inc. None
Multiplexing into high gear Ciena Corp., IBM Corp. None
Nano-coating locks out heat, water NASA (Glenn Research Center ) Narottam Bansal (Primary), Robert Miller (Primary), Dongming Zhu (Primary)
Nanotextiles sew up conductivity NanoSonic Inc., NASA (Johnson Space Center), NASA (Langley Reaserach Center) Richard Claus (Primary), Brad Davis (Primary), Andrea Hill (Primary), Jennifer Lalli (Primary), Lynn Nystrom (Primary), Diana Risin (Primary), David McGowan (Primary)
New foam has crushing advantage Dow Automotive None
New fonts are more than meet the eye Xerox Corp. Raja Bala (Primary), Farzin Blurfrushan (Primary), Mike Branciforte (Primary), Reiner Eschbach (Primary), William Fuss (Primary), David Krik (Primary), Martin Maltz (Primary), Bill McKee (Primary), Carlo Sans (Primary), Judy Stinehour (Primary),
No fault, no blame Astronics-Advanced Electronic Systems Inc., Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Michael Ballas (Primary), Steve Eisenhart (Primary), Annette Garrison (Primary), Nick Locken (Primary), Vitaliy Mosesov (Primary), Scott Telecky (Primary), Alan Thieman (Primary), Tom Udd (Primary), John Barnum (Primary), Mike Dinallo (Primary),
Now you can have your field-of-view and resolution, too DMetrix Inc. Michael R. Descour (Primary), Trin Riojas (Primary)
On-site chemical anaylsis INFICON Carl Gogol (Primary), Steven Schill (Primary), Tom Wilson (Primary)
One answer from a billion questions Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Allison Baker (Primary), Van Emden Henson (Primary), Robert Falgout (Primary), Tzanio Kolev (Primary), Barry Lee (Primary), Ulrike Meier Yang (Primary), Jeffrey Painter (Primary), Charles Tong (Primary), Panayot Vassilevski (Primary)
Optimizing chemical analysis FOCUS GmbH, OMICRON NanoTechnology GmbH Matthias Escher (Primary), M. Merkel (Primary), Andreas Frank (Primary), Dietmar Funnemann (Primary)
Optimizing drug discovery VaxDesign Corp., Virginia Commonwealth Univ.ersity, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), The Scripps Research Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston None
Peering deeper into the eye Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of Southern California (Doheny Eye Institute), University of California, Berkley (School of Optometry), University of Rochester (Center for Visual Science), Indiana University (Scho None
Picturing a cure for breast cancer Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SUNY, University of Paderborn Jacqueline Anne Johnson (Primary), Anthony Lubinsky (Primary), Stefan Schweizer (Primary)
Planning for the future Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Solar Turbines, Inc. None
Pocket-sized protector BWXT Y-12 LLC, Y-12 National Security Complex (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Peter Angelo (Primary), Kevin Finney (Primary)
Polyols go bio Battelle, Ohio Soybean Council, United Soybean Board Herman Benecke (Primary), John Dunham (Primary), Daniel Garbark (Primary), Nancy Jamboski (Primary), Katherine Mitchell (Primary), Bhima Vijayendran (Primary), John Lumpe (Primary), John Campen (Primary)
Precision spotter for biotech Labcyte, Inc. None
Quick-change tooling General Motors Corporation (R&D Center) Tina Baurer (Primary), Phillip Bojda (Primary), Dave Leander (Primary), Chi-Hung Shen (Primary)
Quickly quantifying molecules Invitrogen Matt Beaudet (Primary), Jill Hendrickson (Primary), Kurt Roeder (Primary)
Radar blips save necks Toyota Motor Corp. None
Really fast switching Silicon Power Corp., Electric Power Research Institute, Office of Naval Research (U.S. Navy), Research Laboratory (U.S. Army) None
Recovering hydrogen ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., QuestAir Technologies Inc. Bal Kaul (Primary), Steve Mraw (Primary), Andrew Hall (Primary), Bowie Keefer (Primary)
Redefining coal’s role Aeolus Research, National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Aytekin Gel (Primary), Mike Prinkey (Primary), Sofiane Benyahia (Primary), Chris Guenther (Primary), Roberta Newlon (Primary), Philip Nicoletti (Primary), Thomas O'Brien (Primary), William Rogers (Primary), Madhava Syamlal (Primary), Sreekanth P
Remote chemical detection Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Sasan Bakhtiari (Primary), Nachappa Gopalsami (Primary), Apostolos Raptis (Primary), Thomsa W. Elmer (Primary)
Save your breath BIOMEC Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Wayne State University Mike Laboratorybe (Primary), Steve Wilder (Primary), John Chang (Primary), Greg Dallum (Primary), Christine Paulson (Primary), Garth Pratt (Primary), Mark Vigars (Primary), Patrick Welsh (Primary), Robert Dunne (Primary), Phillip Levy (Primary)
Scaling paperwork mountains Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
Schrödinger’s key National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S. Dept. of Commerce) Josh Bienfang (Primary), Barry Hershman (Primary), Lijun Ma (Primary), Alan Mink (Primary), Anastase Nakassis (Primary), Xiao Tang (Primary), Hai Xu (Primary)
Seeing the unseen Honeywell International Inc. Timothy Hill (Primary)
Simple sensor, big potential Ohio State University Sheikh Akbar (Primary), Jiun Chan Yang (Primary), Prabir Dutta (Primary), Ben Lewis (Primary), Nicholas Szabo (Primary)
Simpler, better valves Gas Machinery Research Council, Southwest Research Institute Marsha Short (Primary), Klaus Brun (Primary), Ryan Gernentz (Primary), Craig Witherow (Primary)
Smoother ride Fallbrook Technologies, Inc. None
Sounds better than light Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Acoustic Cytometry Systems None
Speedy spectrofluorometry HORIBA Jobin Yvon Glenn Baker (Primary), Elodie Espesset (Primary), Helen Falkova (Primary), Dave Kolb (Primary), James Mattheis (Primary), Al Paulson (Primary)
Superconducting milestone Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SuperPower Inc. Tolga Aytug (Primary), Amit Goyal (Primary), M. Parans Paranthaman (Primary), Venkat Selvamanickam (Primary), X. Xiong (Primary)
Tapping nanopores for safe water Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Raymond Addleman (Primary), Mary Anne Wuennecke (Primary), Glenn Fryxell (Primary), Shari Li (Primary), Richard Skaggs (Primary)
The attraction of no size restrictions Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
The hawk is on the watch Southwest Sciences Inc., Southern Cross Corp. Mark Paige (Primary), Joel Silver (Primary), Dale Petroski (Primary)
The need for speed Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Via Mechanics Ltd. Hiroshi Honda (Primary), Kim Houng-Joong (Primary), Ide Kazumasa (Primary), Tadashi Matsumoto (Primary), Katsuchiro Nagasawa (Primary), Hitoshi Shibata (Primary)
The plan to scan using four probes Nanonics Imaging Ltd. None
Thermal printing with metals MesoScribe Technologies Inc., Stony Brook University (Center for Thermal Spray Research) Robert Greenlaw (Primary), Jeffrey Brogan (Primary), Richard Gambino (Primary), Jon Longtin (Primary), Sanjay Sampath (Primary)
These aren’t your daddy’s LEGOs Lego Systems Inc. Julie Stern (Primary)
Titanic savings in titanium production International Titanium Powder Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), BAE Systems, AMETEK, National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Red Devil Brakes, Research Laboratory (U.S. Army) None
Turn up the signal, Turn down the noise NASA (Glenn Research Center ) Quang-Viet Nguyen (Primary)
Turning lead into carbon Firefly Energy Inc. Kurt Kelley (Primary), Mil Ovan (Primary), Holly Schmitt (Primary)
Turning thoughts into actions Battelle Memorial Institute, Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. Chad Bouton (Primary), Nancy Kamboski (Primary), Kevin Taylor (Primary), John Donoghue (Primary), Elizabeth Razee (Primary)
Unlocking the potential of fiber lasers Liekki Corp., Naval Research Laboratory (U.S. Navy), Night Vision Laboratory (U.S. Navy), Nufern Corp., Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Mircea Hotoleanu (Primary), Rita Manak (Primary), Lew Goldberg (Primary), David Machewirth (Primary), Dahv Kliner (Primary), Jeffrey Koplow (Primary)
Using BUD to clean up Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Jean-Francois Beche (Primary), Alex Becker (Primary), Larry Doolittle (Primary), Erika Gasperikova (Primary), Jim Greer (Primary), Robin Lafever (Primary), Frank Morrison (Primary), Alessandro Ratti (Primary), J. Torquil Smith (Primary), Harld Y
Weaving a suit of armor Dow Corning Corp. Joy Govitz (Primary), Liz Mallen (Primary)
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