Ames Laboratory scientist Song Zhang explains his real-time 3-D imaging technology. The technique can be used to create high-resolution, real-time, precise, 3-D images for use in healthcare, security, and entertainment applications.
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"Mr. Rare Earth," Ames Laboratory scientist Karl Gschneidner Jr., explains the importance of rare-earth materials in many of the technologies we use today -- ranging from computers to hybrid cars to wind turbines. Gschneidner is a world renowned rare-earths expert at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.
The R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of invention,” salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. The 2010 R&D 100 Award marks the 18th won by the Ames Laboratory. Lead scientists on the project are Mark Bryden, program director of Ames Laboratory’s Simulation, Modeling and Decision Science research program and an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, and Doug McCorkle, associate scientist with both Ames Laboratory and ISU’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Co-developers of osgBullet sharing the R&D 100 Award include the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Rock Island, Ill..; U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, W. Va.; the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Skew Matrix Software, Louisville, Colo.