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Engine testing (source: JHU ERG)
The Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group (JHU ERG) has, with support from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems...
Ore control supervisor Brittany Frolick displays pieces of ore at Molycorp’s Mountain Pass Rare Earth facility in Mountain Pass, Calif., in 2015. (credit: David Becker, Reuters)
September 12, 2018 | Source: National Review, nationalreview.com, 6 September 2018, Ne Mamula & Ann Bridges
Critical minerals, including rare earth elements and metals, are the new oil. The modern world has become accustomed to and dependent...
An F-35 flies with a formation of drone wingmen in a recent Air Force promotional video. (source: USAF)
September 10, 2018 | Source: SOFREP News, sofrep.com, 13 July 2018, Alex Hollings
With a rapidly developing military drone industry growing in prominence the world over, and heavyweight defense contractors like...
Short‐Fluorinated iCVD Coatings for Nonwetting Fabrics
September 10, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, 29 June 2018, David L. Chandler
MIT-developed process could offer nontoxic alternative to environmentally harmful chemicals. Fabrics that resist water are essential...
Autonomy and autonomous support and fighting vehicle will be a key technology for the future Army. (source: US Army)
September 10, 2018 | Source: Army Technology, army-technology.com, 15 August 2018, Andrew Tunnicliffe
The US Army’s Big Six modernisation programme is beginning to take shape, with autonomy very much at the fore. But how much artificial...
The Missile Defense Agency and the Pentagon are formulating a plan to defeat ballistic missiles in the initial boost-phase of flight. (source: Wikimedia Commons)
September 10, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defenswnews.com, 14 August 2018, Jen Judson
The Pentagon is eyeing space-based laser weapons technology as the ultimate solution to defeat a missile threat in its boost phase of...
Nanoindentation of high-purity vapor deposited lithium films: A mechanistic rationalization of diffusion-mediated flow
September 10, 2018 | Source: Michigan Technologies University, mtu.edu, 29 May 2018, Kelley Christensen
Understanding how lithium reacts to pressure developed from charging and discharging a battery could mean safer, better batteries...
Circuit layout of the reported experimental implementation of the spectral cloaking concept. Listed components: mode-locked laser (MLL), single-mode fiber (SMF), electro-optic phase modulator (EOPM), radio-frequency synthesizer (RFS), programmable optical filter (POF), dispersion-compensating fiber (DCF), optical spectrum analyzer (OSA), autocorrelator (AC). (source: IRNS and OSA)
September 10, 2018 | Source: OSA The Optical Society, osa.org, 28 June 2018, Media Relations
Researchers and engineers have long sought ways to conceal objects by manipulating how light interacts with them. A new study offers...
The Chinese military may be using a high-powered laser against pilots in Djibouti air space. (credit: Robert Ressler, U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class)
September 10, 2018 | Source: The Diplomat, thediplomat.com, 3 May 2018, Ankit Panda
Is China’s Djibouti-based military presence starting to create trouble for the U.S. military? In April, the U.S. Federal Aviation...
Interplay of water and reactive elements in oxidation of alumina-forming alloys
September 10, 2018 | Source: Chalmers University of Technology, chalmers.se, 19 June 2018, Joshua Worth and Johanna Wilde
“Everyone in the industry has been waiting for this discovery. This is a paradigm shift in the field of high-temperature oxidation. We...
Oyster Shells Inspire New Method to Make Superstrong, Flexible Polymers
September 10, 2018 | Source: Columbia University, engineering.columbia.edu, 7 Jun 2017, Holly Evarts
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of...
Isreal's Advanced Spike ER2 Missile
September 10, 2018 | Source: Defense Update, defense-update.com, 2 September 2018, Tamir Eshel
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is expanding its Spike guided missile family with the introduction of Spike ER2, an...
The first Ti:sapphire petawatt class laser facility J-KAREN, Japan (source: JAEA).
September 5, 2018 | Source: American Scientist, ://www.americanscientist.org, Todd Ditmire
This article marked the 50th anniversary of development of the laser in 1960 and details the development path from that first few...
The Space Development Agency will focus on experimentation, prototyping and accelerated fielding of new technologies to support the Space Force and Space Command. (credit: U.S. DoD)
August 27, 2018 | Source: National Defense, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 9 August 2018, Jon Harper
The Defense Department will soon take four major steps toward fulfilling President Donald Trump’s vision for beefing up U.S. space...