American Power Systems Inc. will launch a new, lithium-ion power system at the international defense and security exhibition Eurosatory, to be held June 11-15 in Paris. APS equips armored vehicles with custom power systems for defense missions; the new power pack APS will launch provides 12 hours of electrical current for equipment like counter-IED jammers […]

Iowa State University ranks No. 83 worldwide in the number of patents granted within the United States last year, according to an announcement released by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.The Iowa State University Research Foundation was granted 32 patents in 2017. ISU is tied on the list with Texas A&M […]

Brent H. Shanks wears a few hats in the world of innovation, including the director for the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, the Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University and the Mike and Jean Steffenson Chair, Chemical & Biological Engineering. How do you personally define innovation? Innovation […]

Things go missing – keys, sunglasses, odd socks, baryonic matter, and computer passwords. With the help of a NASA grant, University of Iowa professor Phil Kaaret and his students might be able to solve one of those mysteries, reports the University of Iowa. Kaaret, students and research assistants will launch the satellite HaloSat to search […]

A major donation from the Microsoft community Empowerment Fund will establish a new maker’s laboratory in the Science Center of Iowa (SCI). Microsoft donated $225,000 to develop the Innovation Lab, a technology tools-focused space to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), SCI said in a statement. The laboratory is expected to […]

Forest City-based Winnebago Industries announced the launch of an all-electric commercial vehicle platform, the Corridor Business Journal reported. Winnebago plans to develop an electric-powered chassis to use on 33- and 38-foot RVs in partnership with Motiv Power Systems Inc. The vehicles are suited for short range commercial uses, like mobile medical clinics, mobile classrooms and other […]

Cedar  Rapids-based Rockwell Collins demonstrated fail-safe data links to the U.S. government recently during two weeks of critical testing for the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Program, the Corridor Business Journal reported. During the test program, Rockwell Collins served as the UAS Service Supplier for the safe management of a UAS flying beyond […]

Three University of Iowa engineering students were searching for a bioscience project, and one horsewoman, Mona Metcalf, had a life-impacting problem for them. The Daily Iowan reports on students Paighton Schrupp, Madison Chrisman, Glen Schoenbeck Jr. and Elizabeth Niedert worked with Metcalf to design a specialty attachment for Metcalf’s prosthetic leg so she could start […]