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07/01/2020 SwRI completes construction on STEP Pilot Plant building

First-of-its-kind facility will demonstrate higher-efficiency, lower-cost electric power technology

06/30/2020 SwRI’s SLED-W algorithms detect crude oil on water

Machine vision research to expand from laboratory to field studies near oil production, distribution regions

06/29/2020 SwRI scientists demonstrate speed, precision of in situ planetary dating device

CODEX designed to determine age of rocks on Mars, the Moon without having to return samples

06/24/2020 Kansas DOT selects SwRI’s ActiveITS™ for statewide transportation operations

ActiveITS advanced traffic management tool supports 13 state agencies across U.S.

06/23/2020 SwRI receives $1.3 million to build robotic inspection system for nuclear waste storage tanks

Engineers will build guided wave robot to help ensure continued safe storage of nuclear waste

06/22/2020 SwRI-managed TRACERS heliophysics mission enters Phase B

SwRI also developing ion instrument to study electrodynamics in the polar cusps

06/09/2020 DOE NETL commissions SwRI to develop methane quantification technology

Project builds upon previous DOE-funded research using machine learning to detect methane leaks

05/28/2020 SwRI awarded $1.9 million contract to develop treatment for COVID-19 in collaboration with DOD

DOD supercomputers virtually screen millions of drug compounds with SwRI’s Rhodium software

05/27/2020 NASA awards SwRI $3 million to develop lunar LASVEGAS

Compact precision spectrometer will characterize planetary materials

05/26/2020 SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions engine technology

Technology achieves 90% reduction of diesel engine NOx emissions

05/26/2020 SAPPT and VDCOSA receive $1 million gift for COVID-19 Research

USAA and The USAA Foundation supporting San Antonio biosciences

05/19/2020 SwRI announces liquid propellant system design course for rocket applications

October course designed for growing commercial spaceflight sector

05/18/2020 SwRI’s Dr. Robin Canup named co-chair of Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey

Survey will identify important scientific questions, rank upcoming NASA missions

05/18/2020 SwRI opens new automotive Catalyst Technology Center

Facility expands catalyst testing capacity, reducing costs and turnaround time

05/12/2020 SwRI expands fuel processing capabilities with new large-scale reactor

Uniquely configured fixed-bed pilot plant streamlines process development