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Amazon Patents Drones with Telescoping Landing Legs and Foldable Propellers image
June 23, 2017 | Source: UAV Expert News, uavexpertnews.com, 15 March 2017
Amazon’s inventors are taking a page from Inspector Gadget’s playbook to design drones with adjustable landing legs and reconfigurable...
Small Drone 'Shot with Patriot Missile' image
June 22, 2017 | Source: BBC News, bbc.com, 15 March 2017, Chris Baraniuk
The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins told a military symposium. "That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com...
ARL Open Campus image
June 21, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army Research Laboratory, arl.army.mil
Strategic Plan ARL's Open Campus business model is building the framework for a global science and technology ecosystem that will...
NORAD’s Next Evolution image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Air Force Magazine, airforcemag.com, April 2017, Wilson Brisset
Air defense was focused on the Russians. Then it was terrorists. Now it is both. NORAD’s mission fundamentally shifted after Sept. 11...
Breakthrough in 3D Printing Cellulose image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Engineering.com, engineering.com, 6 March 2017
For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research...
New 'Star-Spangled' Nanomaterial May Open Door to Advanced Electronics image
June 19, 2017 | Source: UT Dallas, utdallas.edu, 20 March 2017
A research team from The University of Texas at Dallas has been involved in analyzing a variety of materials for several years hoping...
China's Sharp Sword, a Stealth Drone that can Likely Carry 2-Tons of Bombs image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Popular Science, popsci.com, January 18, 2017, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
The Sharp Sword UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), China's stealthy attack drone, just won second place in the National Science and...
John Deere and Kespry to Bring Drones and Aerial Data to Construction and Forestry image
June 19, 2017 | Source: TechCrunch, techcrunch.com, 7 March 2017, Lora Kolodny
Heavy equipment makers Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, have forged a strategic alliance with drone-tech startup Kespry,...
US Army Gets World Record-Setting 60-kW Laser image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Defense News, defensenews.com, 16 March 2017, Jen Judson
The U.S. Army is taking delivery of a 60 kilowatt-class laser from Lockheed Martin as the company wraps up demonstrations of the...
Dragonfire: the Road to Battlefield Ready Laser Weaponry image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Army-Technology, army-technology.com, 30 March 2017, Gareth Evans
Directed energy weapons are fast shaping up to be the ‘must-have’ arms for the mid-21st century, and while developments in the US may...
Scientists Develop Efficient Catalytic Material for Fuel Cell Applications image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Ames Laboratory, ameslab.gov, 9 May 2017, Wenyu Huang, et al.
Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered a method for making smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles for fuel cell...
NRL Tests Autonomous ‘Soaring With Solar’ Concept image
June 19, 2017 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, www.nrl.navy.mil, 17 May 2017, Daniel Parry
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven...
Researchers Ponder Field of Light Display (FoLD) Tech for Future DOD Needs image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 8 March 2017, Darrel G. Hopper (AFRL) and Chris Chinnock (Insight Media)
Advanced display technology and the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) were discussed...
'Lab-on-a-Glove' Could Bring Nerve-Agent Detection to a Wearer's Fingertips image
June 19, 2017 | Source: Phys.org, 22 March 2017
There's a reason why farmers wear protective gear when applying organophosphate pesticides. The substances are very effective at...
U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS image
June 19, 2017 | Source: The New York Times, nytimes.com, 12 June 2017, David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt
America’s fast-growing ranks of secret cyberwarriors have in recent years blown up nuclear centrifuges in Iran and turned to computer...