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An $8 million project that uses additive manufacturing to replace parts on aging Air Force aircraft includes approximately 25 universities, research institutions, military bases and private companies.

In an effort to better monitor head impacts in the area of sports, a team of doctors and scientists called Prevent Biometrics have developed a smart mouthguard that monitors the number, direction and force of head impacts through a flexible circuit board embedded within the guard. The circuit board is held in place by a proprietary thermoplastic polymer.

Polymer Solar Cells (PSCs) may not ever replace tradional inorganic solar cells because of such stumbling blocks as raw material expense, longevity issues and lower power conversion efficiency, but there are a myriad of other applications for the technology. From uses in grocery stores and kitchens to dissolving them for printing, the PSCs can prove useful in niche markets.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. The competitive program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded research and development opportunities that have the potential for commercialization. Applications for Phase I will be accepted through April 4, 2018.

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Provisional counts compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that as of June 2017, Ohio was ranked 3rd in the United States at a count of 5,256 for most opiod overdose deaths. Only Florida at 5,604 deaths, and Pennsylvania at 5,392, had more. It is obvious by the numbers that Ohio is in an opiod crisis.

A new microcontroller has been developed by Air Force Research Laboratory (ARL) and American Semiconductor that can bend and flex. The chip can be used on wearable sensors and can monitor such things as hydration levels and strain from an arm flexing.

It’s common knowledge that eventually the batteries in our cellphones, cameras and laptops weaken and the time between charging them shortens. An assistant professor of polymer science at the University of Akron is overseeing a project that will change that.

A. Schulman and its partner Prodways Technologies have partnered in the development of PA6-12T, a new engineered 3D printing material that incorporates glass into plastic.

Research currently being performed at The Ohio State University (OSU) is aimed at the development of advanced heart valve replacements that should reduce both the medications and operations that are needed for recipients.

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