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SOCOM UAS Image
SOCOM is interested in understanding the availability and capabilities of current and near-term developmental EO/IR sensor payloads...
DoD Releases Additive Manufacturing Roadmap image
This integrated DoD Additive Manufacturing (AM) Roadmap provides a foundation and framework for focusing any desired collaboration and...
DOD 2016 Year in Review Special Report image
January 18, 2017 | Source: U.S. Department of Defense
This report highlights the Defense Department's top 10 issues in 2016. During the year, DoD continued to counter terrorism and proceed...
DIRECTLY Converting Heat to Electricity Using Compact,Mmicrofabricated Thermionic Devices image
January 17, 2017 | Source: Cyclotronroad, cyclotronroad.org
Jared Schwede and Daniel Riley completed their Ph.D.s in the department of physics at Stanford University. At Stanford, they were part...
•	Multi-Domain Battle: A ‘Highly Lethal’ War of ‘Fleeting’ Advantages image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Breaking Defense, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
The US Army isn’t counting on airpower in the next war. Without that cover, there won’t be supply drops, recon drones or medevac...
Defense AT&L Magazine Additive Manufacturing Special Issue image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Defense AT&L Magazine, Defense Acquisition Universtiy (DAU)
Additive manufacturing (AM)—known also as "3D printing"—has exploded into public consciousness over the past several years. Stories...
Germanium Can Take Transistors Where Silicon Can’t image
January 16, 2017 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, Peide D. Ye
Nearly 70 years ago, two physicists at Bell Telephone Laboratories—John Bardeen and Walter Brattain—pressed two thin gold contacts...
Next Generation Autonomous Drones Set to Revolutionize Warfare image
January 16, 2017 | Source: CBS News 60 Minutes, David Martin
One of the biggest revolutions over the past 15 years of war has been the rise of the drones -- remotely piloted vehicles that do...
Marines To Pair Laser Weapon With Stinger Missile For Mobile Ground Unit Protection image
January 16, 2017 | Source: U.S. Naval Institute, Megan Eckstein
The Marine Corps is moving towards a future in which small dispersed units can protect themselves from incoming enemy drones with...
Laser Weapons Edging Closer to the Battlefield — Thanks to Optical Fibers image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Nature, Andy Extance
Silently, the drone aircraft glides above the arid terrain of New Mexico — until it suddenly pivots out of control and plummets to the...
Engineered “Sand” May Help Cool Electronic Devices image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons, rh.gatech.edu
Baratunde Cola would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high...
Devices That Convert Heat Into Electricity One Step Closer to Reality image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Phys Org, phys.org
The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to...
Epidermal Mechano-Acoustic Sensing Electronics for Human-Machine Interfaces image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Science Advances, Yuhao Liu, et. al.
Physiological mechano-acoustic signals, often with frequencies and intensities that are beyond those associated with the audible range...
CONTROP Unveils TWISTER Wide-Area Automatic Intruder Detection System image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Defense Tech, Matt Cox
CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd displayed its new, wide-area automatic intruder detection system at Defense Expo Korea 2016 this...
Developing Non-Lethal Weapons: The Human Effects Characterization Process image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Defense Acquisition University, Wesley A. Burgei, Shannon E. Foley, and Lt. Col. Scott M. McKim, USAF
Armed only with lethal force, and facing vehicles that didn’t stop, U.S. warfighters manning a checkpoint in Iraq were left with a...
State Active Denial Technology for Non-Lethal Crowd Control image
January 16, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army News, Lauren Poindexter, Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs
Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are developing technology for non-lethal crowd control designed to help protect Soldiers while...
SmartDeviceLink Consortium Open Source Platform for Integrating Smartphone Apps and In-Vehicle Systems image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Ford Motor Company MEDIACENTER, media.ford.com
Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit organization working to manage an open...
New Details Emerge on Littoral Combat Ship Breakdowns image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Military.com, Hope Hodge Seck
In a pair of congressional hearings about the Navy's embattled littoral combat ship program this month, service program managers and...
Printed Graphene Nano-flakes for Flexible and Conformable Wideband Radar Absorbers image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Nature; Xianjun Huang, Kewen Pan & Zhirun Hu
In this work, we have designed, fabricated and experimentally characterized a printed graphene nano-flakes enabled flexible and...
Air Force Explores Using Commercial Satellite for Communications Resiliency image
January 16, 2017 | Source: Defense Systems, Kris Osborn
In a case where more may equal less, the Air Force is evaluating ways that increased integration of commercial technology with...