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When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock: Examining Military Non-Investment in Emerging Technologies image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, smartech.gatech.edu, December 2016, Jonathan Y. Huang
Why do militaries invest in some emerging technologies but not others? Conventional wisdom suggests that capable states have reasons...
How 3D Printing and Digital Technologies are Altering the Face of Aircraft  image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Manufacturing.net, 23 February 2017, Thomas Kellner and Yari Bovalino
You won’t find the Italian commune of Cameri in many tourist guides. Located on the flat and fertile plains that stretch seemingly...
A Revolutionary Atom-thin Semiconductor for Electronics image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Phys.org, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, 24 February 2017, Sumit Beniwal, et al.
A two-dimensional material developed by Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders together with international partners could...
Navy Conducts Initial Human Studies of Tactical Battle Manager Technology image
March 27, 2017 | Source: navaltechnology.com, February 23, 2017; navy.mil, February 22, 2017,
The US Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) has conducted initial...
U.S. Army Looking at SRC Silent Archer System for Counter-UAV IED Solution image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 1 February 2017, John Keller
U.S. Army counter-unmanned aircraft experts are asking Syracuse Research Corp. (SRC) in North Syracuse, N.Y., to build as many as 15...
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons image
March 27, 2017 | Source: The Diplomat, thediplomat.com, 11 March 2017, Elsa Kania
Chinese scientists have reportedly achieved unexpected success in their development of a high-power microwave (HPM) weapon. This...
Unusual Physics Phenomenon Could Improve Telecommunications, Computing image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Space Daily, spacedaily.com, 13 January 2017,
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world's first laser based on an unconventional wave...
Metallic Hydrogen, Once Theory, Becomes Reality image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Phys.org, 26 January 2017
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest - and potentially one of the most...
Energy Management System Cuts Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Consumption by One Third image
March 27, 2017 | Source: University of California, UCR Today, ucrtoday.ucr.edu, 10 January 2017, Sarah Nightingale
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered...
Northrop Grumman Tests MS-177 Sensor on Global Hawk image
March 27, 2017 | Source: AIN Online, ainonline.com, 9 March 2017, Bill Carey
Northrop Grumman last month started flight testing the third in a series of sensor payloads intended to enhance the mission capability...
FLIR Announces Development Kit for Next-Gen Automotive Thermal Vision image
March 27, 2017 | Source: FLIR OEM Cameras & Components, flir.com, 1 March 2017
Today FLIR introduced the Automotive Development Kit (ADK) featuring our high-performance Boson thermal camera core. The ADK is an...
U.S. Air Force Testing Drone-Snagging Shotgun Shells image
March 27, 2017 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, 13 March 2017, Joseph Trevithick
U.S. Air Force security forces, as well as other military personnel and federal law enforcement agencies, may soon be getting a new...
DARPA Targets Social Media to Root-Out Enemy Disinformation and Propaganda image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 7 February 2017, John Keller
U.S. military researchers are asking industry for new ways of using computer simulations to study how information spreads online via...
Robotic Arm Tool Poised to Save Costly Inspection Time image
March 27, 2017 | Source: U.S. Air Forec, af.mil, 19 February 2017, Holly Jorden
AFRL researchers recently traveled to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to demonstrate the Remote Access Nondestructive Evaluation (RANDE)...
F-35A At Red Flag: 90% Mission Capable; Key Systems Up Every Flight image
March 27, 2017 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, 14 February 2017, Colin Clark
All indications from the pilots and commanders at Red Flag are that the F-35A performed far better than recent reports from the...
Synthetic Tooth Enamel May Lead to More Resilient Structures image
March 27, 2017 | Source: University of Michigan News, ns.umich.edu, 1 March 2017, Bongjun Yeom, et al.
Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers at the University of...
Unit Beefs up Tanks With 'Reactive' Armor image
March 27, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, army.mil, 6 March 2017, Capt. Malcolm Rios
Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look...
DoD Officials Discuss Future Vertical Lift Family of Systems image
March 27, 2017 | Source: DoD News, Defense Media Activity, media.defense.gov, 3-1-2017
The future of rotary-wing or vertical lift aircraft across the services is the focus of a Defense Department initiative that seeks to...
RAMBO: Researchers Fire 3D Printed Ammo from 3D Printed Grenade Launcher image
March 27, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, asc.army.mil, 1 March 2017, Seung kook “Sunny” Burns and James Zunino
Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) successfully fired the first grenade...
A Three-Degree Horizon of Peace in the Military Alliance Network image
March 13, 2017 | Source: Science Advances; Vol. 3, No. 3; advances.sciencemag.org; 1 March 2017; Weihau Li
States form defensive military alliances to enhance their security in the face of potential or realized interstate conflict. The...