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3D printed throttleable pintle injector bolted to combustion chamber transition spool. (source: Rocketstar)
"The ability of this pintle to simply and efficiently inject a multitude of hypergolic fuels and throttle them from five percent all...
U.S. Marines supported a non-lethal weapons Perimeter Security Assessment for the U.S. DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center's Range 800. Used in the assessment, the Active Denial System 2 provided advanced non-lethal direct-fire support. (source: DoD NLWP)
November 12, 2018 | Source: FedBixOpps.Gov, fbo.gov, 8 Nov 2018, RFI Solicitation POC: Kristyl White
The Department of Defense (DoD), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Acquisition Directorate (AD) is seeking information on...
DARPA’s concept art also shows hard-kill, kinetic interceptors about to destroy unpowered, hypersonic boost-glide vehicles. (credit: DARPA)
November 5, 2018 | Source: The Drive, The War Zone, thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 6 September 2018
As the threat of hypersonic weapons continues to grow, one of the Pentagon’s top research and development arms is moving ahead with a...
A new 3D printing technique allows materials with the consistency of clay or cookie dough to be used to manufacture a variety of shapes with precision. Purdue University assistant professor Emre Gunduz used ultrasonic vibrations to maintain a flow of the material through the printer nozzle. (credit: Purdue University/Jared Pike)
November 5, 2018 | Source: Purdue University News, purdue.edu, Jared Pike, 11 June 2018
It's now possible to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough with fine precision, thanks to...
Common sense  is one of the biggest barriers between narrow AI, which is what we have plenty of today, and kind of more-general AI we’d like to have more of in the future (Source:  GCN).
November 5, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Matt Leonard, 17 October 2018
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to release a broad agency announcement for the Machine Common Sense...
RoboFly is about the size of a bumblebee, weighs just 190 milligrams (a bit more than a toothpick), and is powered by an infrared laser aimed at that tiny little photovoltaic cell, which can harvest energy (credit: University of Washington).
November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot...
Copolymerization of CO and N2 to Extended CON2 Framework Solid at High Pressures
November 5, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, ARL Public Affairs, 18 July 2018
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Washington State University have discovered a new type of energetic...
Thermal to Visible Synthesis of Face Images using Multiple Regions
November 5, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, ARL Public Affairs, 16 Apr 2018,
Army researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that produces a visible face image from a...
Modeling the dispersive properties of the different types of human tissue.  To explore the interactions of tissue properties with the model, three regions were defined within the structure with distinct permittivity, conductivity, and density values representing organ tissue surrounded by a layer of bone and further surrounded by a thin layer of skin.
November 5, 2018 | Source: Defense Technical Information Center, dtic.mil, Owen Price, et. al, 2 Apr 2018
Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) weapons are developed with the intent to incapacitate a subject without being lethal...
Two F-22 Raptors fly over Poland (credit: Sr Airman Joshua Magbanua/U.S. Air Force).
November 5, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defensenews.com, Robert Guerrero, USAF Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operational Energy, 25 October 2018
Wait — flying faster actually saves fuel? That was my first reaction when my team presented the results of its fuel analysis for a...
Thin, composite films made form silkwork silk and graphene can be used to make lighter and stronger body armor and other materials (Source:  Imperial College London).
November 5, 2018 | Source: Imperial College London, imperial.ac.uk, Duncan Swinscow-Hall, 1 February 2018
A team of Imperial alumni and postdocs are combining silk with graphene to produce next generation armor for people, vehicles and...
A Green Beret from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) sniper team prepares to fire his rifle at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition held at Fort Bragg, N.C. March 2018 (credit:  U.S. Army, Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Braman).
November 5, 2018 | Source: Popular Mechanics, popularmechanics.com, Kyle Mizokami, 10 May 2018
The new sniper bullet offers greater range than existing rounds, while the new machine gun round will be the foundation of a new,...
A coherent spin–photon interface in silicon
November 2, 2018 | Source: Princeton University, princeton.edu, Catherine Zandonella, 14 Feb 2018
A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to...
Ultra-high thermal effusivity materials for resonant ambient thermal energy harvesting.
November 1, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, David L. Chandler, 15 Feb 2018
Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the...