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COLUMBUS, OH., 20 June, 2012—Could the ban on carrying bottles of liquid through airport security become a thing of the past? Not yet, but a new liquid scanning technology developed by Battelle could bring air travelers one step closer. At the very least, it adds an extra layer of safety and security by quickly scanning containers and determining the threat potential of the contents. Click here to view a video of the technology in action:

BOSTON, MA., 19 June, 2012—The Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development​report​released today at the 2012 BIO International Convention signals significant job growth in the bioscience sector over the past decade, indicating the importance of the biosciences as an economic driver for the nation.

COLUMBUS, OH., 11 June, 2012—Erik Mettala, Chief Scientist for Battelle’s Cyber Innovation Business, recently was selected as an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Hall of Fame inductee. This prestigious honor recognizes information security industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry and who represent the highest level of professionalism and lifetime achievement.

COLUMBUS, OH., 29 May, 2012 - Battelle will showcase a variety of its water technology solutions at the 2012 BlueTech Forum Technology Showcase on May 30 in San Francisco.

FT. PIERCE, FL., 25 May, 2012—How do you climb a mountain that’s rolling and pitching in the dark? When the Navy SEALS needed a way to board a ship quietly and quickly, Battelle’s Tactical Air Initiated Launch (TAIL) system helped them get the job done.

COLUMBUS, OH., 17 May, 2012– Building on a strong foundation of public-private partnership, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) today announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for the continued growth of the OSLN. The grant will support overall operations of the network and facilitate the launch of new schools in rural Ohio including an academy focused on biosciences.

COLUMBUS, OH., 11 May, 2012—Battelle, the world’s largest, independent research and development organization, and its protégé, Tidewater, Inc., were awarded the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award by the Department of Defense (DoD).

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 May, 2012—Battelle engineers have completed preliminary design work on a $13 million-plus contract to design, build and test an improved replacement system for a 30-plus year old testing process used to certify helicopters and small fixed-wing airplanes for operation in icing conditions.

DUXBURY, MA., 8 May, 2012—Battelle has won a five-year, $15 million contract to support and consult with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, North Atlantic Division.

WASHINGTON, D.C—, 30 April, 2012 - Thom Haubert, a medical device engineer in Battelle’s Health and Life Science Global Business, is the latest in a long line of distinguished scientists to be named Battelle’s Inventor of the Year. He received the award at the annual Achievement Awards at the Columbus Museum of Art on April 27.

WORTHINGTON, OH., 30 April, 2012– The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) recently awarded the first ever Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship of $5,000 to Julia Faeth of New Riegel, Ohio. This was made possible thanks to a $50,000 grant from Battelle to establish an annual scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in agricultural science and technology. It is named in honor of Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, a Battelle researcher who has made significant contributions to the bioproducts and soybean industries.

COLUMBUS, OH., 30 April, 2012 - Make no mistake: the science and business dynamics driving the global fats and oils industries are a big deal.

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 April, 2012—The latest spot weld reliability assurance technology, developed exclusively by Battelle, has been adopted for use by Safe Technology’s fe-safe® suite of software for fatigue analysis from finite element models.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 25 April, 2012--Battelle will be among many exhibitors and presenters to be featured at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, the nation's largest celebration of science and engineering, set for April 28-29, 2012 in Washington, DC. There will be 35 Battelle employees volunteering at the festival, at which more than 750,000 visitors are expected.

SLAVUTICH, Ukraine., 24 April, 2012—When reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded in the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, a disaster of mammoth proportions unfolded. Radioactive material blew as high as six miles and covered more than 60,000 square miles. A quarter century later, the first structure built to enclose the reactor needs to be replaced.

COLUMBUS, OH., 23 April, 2012– With recent research finding that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 88 children in the U.S., Battelle scientists have identified a low-cost urine test that potentially predicts the presence of this complex developmental disorder at an early age.

CHELMSFORD, U.K., 12 March, 2012 — Battelle has begun construction of an advanced research-and-development facility that will expand its global footprint and capacity to provide advanced science and technology solutions for the agriculture, food and health care industries.

DUBLIN, OH., 6 March, 2012—Production will ramp up at Battelle as it works to fill its largest order to date for Chemical Vapor Sampling equipment used on board the Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) for the United States Army.

COLUMBUS, OH., 5 March, 2012—Battelle and Innovate+Educate today are collaborating in support of an inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event in the nation’s capital.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 February, 2012—Scientists at Battelle have filed a patent application for a device that shoots out rings of gas—an invention that could aid firefighters in suppressing smoke as well as delivering a targeted dose of pesticides.

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