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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.
"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.
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.
Ames Laboratory scientist Mark Bryden talks about virtual engineering and the advantages it gives engineers. The software program his team developed, VE Suite, won an R&D 100 award in 2008.
Ames Laboratory scientist Doug McCorkle explains the importance of virtual engineering and talks about the C6.