3 Things: DFW Firm Creates Bulletproof Blinds


A Dallas area inventor is making home decor bulletproof, a company from Denton wants to takes its software into space, and an app helps advertisers connect to their viewers. 

A Frisco-based company that makes concealed safes and other bulletproof materials just unveiled its newest creation, bulletproof blinds. John Adrain, who founded Heracles Research Corp., began creating these types of items after his father inspired him to become an inventor. His company has since created safes that can fit and be hidden in such places as couches, beds, and cars. The Dallas Business Journal has more about the inventor and his inventions here

A Denton startup called Kubos recently created an open-source space flight software program. It’s the first external customer of the University of North Texas Nanofabrication Cleanroom. Kubos tested electronics for its upcoming uKub mission, which involves the startup’s first spacecraft. The flight will be a test for KubOS RT, which Kubos describes as a real-time environment designed to run on satellite subsystems. Launch DFW has more about the creation here

Xclaim is making ads more accessible and less annoying. It recently raised $450,000 in funding The application directs the ad flow from websites to the app, putting deals and steals all in one place. One of the things the app is capable of doing is save-to-mobile, which allows consumers and marketers to stay in contact. Read more about the app on Launch DFW

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