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Army Research Lab Launches Center for Adaptive Soldier Technologies image
February 13, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army Research Laboratory, arl.army.mil
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 30, 2016) -- The Center for Adaptive Soldier Technologies, or CAST, with a technical focus on human...
MIT Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Soft, Nearly Invisible Hydrogel Robots image
February 13, 2017 | Source: 3D Print,
Soft robotics are becoming increasingly common as researchers and engineers develop new ways to fabricate robots from materials that...
NRL Laser-Direct Write Process Enables Printing of Next-Gen Electronics  image
February 13, 2017 | Source: SPIE, spie.org
Printed examples with very high resolutions were on display when SPIE visited the lab late last year. The team has printed...
Making AI Systems that See the World as Humans Do image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Phys.Org, phys.org, and Northwestern University
A Northwestern University team developed a new computational model that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. This...
A Biomimetic Robotic Platform to Study Flight Specializations of Bats image
February 13, 2017 | Source: AAAS Science Robotics, http://robotics.sciencemag.org, and California Institute of Technology, caltech.edu
Bats have long captured the imaginations of scientists and engineers with their unrivaled agility and maneuvering characteristics,...
New Chinese Microwave Weapon Can Disable IEDs, Missiles and Tanks image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Popular Science, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
For over 6 years, Huang Wenhua and his team at the Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology in Xi'an have been working on a potent...
RF Directed Energy Weapons for Explosive Hazard Neutralization image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Defense Research and Development Canada, http://cradpdf.drdc-rddc.gc.ca
The “Improved Neutralization” activity under Manoeuvre through Adaptive Dispersed Operations​ (ManADO) Explosive Hazard Avoidance...
Two-Stage Power Management System Boosts Energy-Harvesting Efficiency image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Georgia Tech News Center, John Toon
A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest...
Revived Cold War Tech for Long Duration Flights Could Solve Earth's Energy Crisis image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Business Insider, Dave Mosher
Humanity is in a serious pinch for energy. The world population may balloon to 9 billion people by 2040, up from 7.36 billion in 2016...
Degraded Visual Environment Mitigation Helping to Build All Weather Fight Capability image
February 13, 2017 | Source: AMRDEC Public Affairs, Mark Schauer; Yuma Proving Ground Public Affairs
YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. -- A science and technology program designed to increase the capability and safety of the aviation fleet...
JQI, ARL, NRL Evanescent Light Nanofiber Probe with Atom Scale Sensitivity  image
February 13, 2017 | Source: University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute
Optical fibers are the backbone of modern communications, shuttling information from A to B through thin glass filaments as pulses of...
Picatinny Researchers Develop Safer, Less Expensive Variation of Infrared Illuminant Cartridge image
February 13, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, Cassandra Mainiero
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The 40mm M992 Infrared (IR) Illuminant Cartridge is a type of a pyrotechnic flare, but unlike the standard...
A Cyber Vulnerability Assessment of the U.S. Navy in the 21st Century image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), Travis Howard and José de Arimatéia da Cruz
The United States Navy is a vast, worldwide organization with unique missions and challenges, with information security (and...
Jet Engines that Run Hotter and Cleaner: Removing Defects from Heat Resistant  image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Ohio State University, Pam Frost Gorder
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers here have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning...
NewTobyhanna Army Depot Mission: Software Sustainment image
February 13, 2017 | Source: C4ISRNET, Mark Pomerleau
Tobyhanna Army Depot, the Department of Defense’s leading provider in C4ISR systems, is undertaking a new mission: software...
BLAST: Greater Speed, Accuracy in Recognizing Brain Injury image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Office of Naval Research (ONR), Warren Duffie Jr.
ARLINGTON, Va.—Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden...
Flexible Ceramic Armor Inspired from Fish Scales image
February 13, 2017 | Source: IOP Science, Roberto Martini and Francois Barthelat
Protective systems that are simultaneously hard to puncture and compliant in flexion are desirable, but difficult to achieve because...
US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs image
February 13, 2017 | Source: Defense Update, Tamir Eshel
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the...
Modular Missile Test Program Successfully Fires Open System Architecture Missiles image
February 13, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, AMRDEC Public Affairs, army.mil
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center successfully launched three...
Navy Moving Forward with Development of Machine Intelligence for UUV Surveillance image
February 2, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, John Keller
ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2016. Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) experts at Metron Inc. in Reston, Va., are moving forward with efforts...