A Week in Review: 1/12/14 – 1/18/14

January 14, 2014

Rival Spaceplanes attract interest abroad
Two very different space planes being developed in Europe and the United States have each won the interest of parties on the opposite sides of the Atlantic. The UK’s design for Skylon – and in particular its revolutionary SABRE hybrid engine – is to be studied and assessed by the US Air Force to see if the technology has potential to power its hypersonic vehicles. And the European Space Agency (ESA) has agreed to work with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to find areas where they work together to develop the American company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft.

January 17, 2014

Princeton’s IP Accelerator Fund awarded to four promising technologies
Enhanced cybersecurity, non-scarring tattoo removal, 3-D photography and a laser-scanning device are projects selected for Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which supports discoveries that have significant potential for further development into products or services.