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News & Announcements

The Power and Promise of High Power Electromagnetic Weapons image
April 24, 2017 | Source: TEDx Talks, ted.com, 16 December 2016, Mary Lou Robinson
How effective would you be without your electronics? The US Air Force currently has the technology to win many battles without harming...
High-Performance, Low-Energy Artificial Synapse for Neural Network Computing image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Stanford News, news.stanford.edu, 20 February 2017, Taylor Kubota
A new organic artificial synapse made by Stanford researchers could support computers that better recreate the way the human brain...
Luminescent Hyperbolic Meta-Surfaces image
April 24, 2017 | Source: UC San Diego, jacobsschool.ucsd.edu, 16 February 2017, J. S. T. Smalley, et al.
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The...
DJI Unleashes its First Workhorse Drone for Industrial Missions image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Wired, wired.com, 26 February 2017, David Pierce
Drones are increasingly not a consumer gadget. You have your hobbyist cinematographers and your Peter Pan-wannabe fliers, but the...
Augmentics Research Improves Man-Machine Interactivity, Situation Awareness image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, ihmc.us
IHMC researchers Anil Raj and Sergey Drakunov work to improve the interactivity and situation awareness between individuals and the...
Guiding Light: Sandia Creates 3-D Metasurfaces With Optical Possibilities image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Sandia National Laboratories, share-ng.sandia.gov, 9 Mar 2017
Metamaterials don’t exist in nature, but their ability to make ultra-thin lenses and ultra-efficient cell phone antennas, bend light...
Navy Orders EW Jammers to Foil Detonation of Improvised Explosive Devices image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 13 March 2017, John Keller
INDIAN HEAD, Md. – U.S. military explosives-disposal experts are ordering additional electronic warfare (EW) jammers for deployed...
PEARL Microgrid Shows New Possibilities in Military Energy Resiliency image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Wright-Patterson AFB, wpafb.af.mil, 24 February 2017, Holly Jordan
The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the way for resilient, cleaner, and cost-competitive energy solutions for military...
AMRDEC Scientist Helps Advance Research for Alternative Energy image
April 24, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, army.mil, 1 March 2017, Nikki Ficken
A U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center senior research scientist helped develop tiny...
Air Force / University Partnership Enables Human Dynamics Research image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Wright Patterson AFB News, wpafb.af.mil, 24 February 2017, Jaclyn Knapp
The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing signed an Educational Partnership Agreement with Bowling Green State...
NATO Trials Help Improve Digraded Visual Environment Flight Systems image
April 24, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, army.mil, 22 February 2017, Kathleen Edwards
The first priority is taking advantage of enroute precipitation and whiteout hover and landing opportunities. The second priority is...
Drones Are a Threat, Pentagon Braces to Face Advancing 'Suicide' Aircraft image
April 24, 2017 | Source: The Washington Post, washingtonpost.com, 22 Mar 2017, Dan Lamothe
The Pentagon, concerned about the danger that small, armed drones pose to U.S. troops, is moving forward with a project that looks...
US Army Deploys Experimental Counter-Drone Vehicles in Europe image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Defense Update, defense-update.com, 6 March 2017, Tamir Eshel
The U.S. Army is dispatching two specially modified Stryker vehicles designed to combat unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS). Developed as...
USAMMA Works to Medically Equip the Army for Less Money image
April 24, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, mrmc.amedd.army.mil, 6 March 2017, Ellen Crown
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency teamed up with Defense Health Agency, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and the Navy...
New Injection-Grade Additive Produces Highly Repellent Plastics image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Plastics Today, plasticstoday.com, 28 February 2017
An injection-grade additive that makes plastic surfaces highly repellent to water, dirt, mud and ice was introduced today by NBD...
Navy Scientists Create Synthetic Hagfish Slime to Protect Personnel and Vessels image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Naval-Technology, naval-technology.com, 26 January 2017
Scientists and engineers from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) have successfully recreated a...
Army Designs Small-Unit Shelter that Deploys Rapidly for Soldiers image
April 24, 2017 | Source: Army Times, armytimes.com, 31 January 2017, Kathleen Curthoys
Soldiers on the move in small units need a shelter they can set up quickly, use as an operations center and still get a good night’s...
Can China and Russia Make U.S. Aircraft Carriers Obsolete? image
April 24, 2017 | Source: The National Interest, nationalinterest.org, 2 March 2017, Dave Majumdar
The United States Navy is absolutely confident in the ability of its aircraft carriers and carrier air wings to fly and fight within...
Navy Tests Anti-Swarm Boat Missile on Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit image
April 24, 2017 | Source: U.S. Naval Institute, news.usni.org, 7 March 2017, Sam LaGrone
The U.S. Navy conducted its first test of a short-range missile system designed to protect a Littoral Combat Ship against swarming...
Drones Are What’s Next for Plant Breeders image
April 21, 2017 | Source: University of Illinois ACES, aces.illinois.edu, 20 February 2017, Lauren Quinn
URBANA, Ill. – When plant breeders develop new crop varieties, they grow up a lot of plants and they all need to be checked...