Researchers receive second patent for railroad track inspection system
Two Marshall University professors have received a second patent for an invention they say will make inspection of railroad tracks safer, more accurate and less expensive than current methods. Engineering professors Dr. Richard Begley and Dr. Tony Szwilski recently were notified that their Canadian patent application has been approved. It is the first Canadian patent awarded for an invention developed at Marshall. They were awarded a U.S. patent last year. The system uses a combination of specialized GPS devices, cameras and ground-penetrating radar to measure track wear and other problems. The researchers say the invention is intended to complement the visual inspections and should help inspectors identify problems faster.
Protea launches new web-based spectrometry service
Protea Biosciences Group in Morgantown now offers a new web-based commercial mass spectrometry service called ProteaScope. The new service enables researchers to view their tissue samples through a high-resolution microscope, find specific organism structures of interest and navigate the Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization (LAESI) fiber optic tip to that spot. The researcher receives a report with the high-resolution images and mass spectrometry analysis. For more information on ProteaScope, click here.
Registration starts for TransTech Energy Business Development Conference
The TransTech Energy Business Development Conference set for Nov. 6-7 2013 in Morgantown. The conference promotes investment in new companies and commercial projects that can provide solutions to energy, environmental, and economic development ch
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