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Engineer discloses Iowa State’s 4,000th invention for possible commercialization

Iowa State University researchers have disclosed their 4,000th invention to the university’s research foundation. That’s 4,000 inventions that have been studied for patent protection and commercial potential. The 4,000th invention happens to be software that compresses 3-D images for easier storage on a computer.

Song Zhang, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering is the inventor of the technology. He has been working for a nearly a decade to develop high-resolution, real-time, precise, 3-D imaging technologies.

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