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Spirit AeroSystems joins NASA Advanced Composites Consortium

Posted June 21, 2017 by

Spirit AeroSystems announced June 21 it has accepted an invitation to join NASA's Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) as a Tier-1 member.

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DOD, FDA partner to develop medical products for war fighters

Posted January 17, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. war fighters, officials of the agencies announced Jan. 16 in a media teleconference.

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Air Force scientists study artificial silk for body armor, parachutes

Posted August 6, 2018 by Donna Lindner

Inspired by the qualities of fibers found in nature, scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Indiana’s Purdue University are experimenting to develop a functional fiber that can be woven into sizeable, flexible fabrics using existing textile manufacturing methods.

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AFOSR awards grants to 56 recipients through its Young Investigator Research Program

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Jan. 14 that it will award approximately $20.6 million in grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions…

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Military labs developing world-class tech for conflicts of tomorrow

Posted October 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

World-class scientists and engineers at military laboratories have been creating cutting-edge technologies for warfighters for nearly 100 years.

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Tri-Service effort leverages synthetic biology expertise to address future warfighter needs

Posted September 29, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Taking advantage of Department of Defense research laboratory expertise in chemistry, biology, computer science and material science and engineering, a collaborative, $45 million tri-service effort is changing the way the DOD exploits biological systems.

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New corrosion evaluation system makes “sense” for Air Force

Posted March 21, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Courtesy photograph In conjunction with Luna, Inc. and engineers at the Air Force Corrosion Prevention and Control Office, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory have developed a new corrosion and coating evaluation system, CorRES, that can measure the ability of coatings to protect aircraft structures by using sensor panels that measure localized changes during…

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Innovation Center opens at Lockheed Martin in Orlando

Posted September 26, 2018 by

Necessity sparks invention at the Innovation Center, now open at Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. In this 6,500-square-foot space, employees are empowered with the technology and tools to develop creative solutions to complex problems.

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NASA gets down to earth this year with globe-spanning expeditions

Posted March 25, 2016 by

NASA is sending scientists around the world in 2016 — from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the South Pacific — to delve into challenging questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it. While Earth science field experiments are nothing new for…

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NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Posted March 15, 2017 by

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

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