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Touchdown! NASA’s football stadium-sized scientific balloon takes flight

Posted September 5, 2018 by

NASA photograph The “Big 60,” NASA’s largest scientific balloon was launched from Fort Sumner, N.M., on Aug. 17, 2018. NASA successfully launched a football stadium-sized scientific balloon, dubbed the “Big 60,” on Aug. 17, from Fort Sumner, N.M., for the first time in more than 15 years. A second test flight was conducted Aug. 25….

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Lockheed Martin partners with Deakin University to further develop industrial exoskeleton

Posted September 5, 2018 by

A 12-month research partnership between Lockheed Martin Australia and Deakin University’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research has extended the capability of Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS Exoskeleton.

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Army contest invites winning innovators to bring AI capabilities to Soldiers

Posted August 29, 2018 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office today announced the winners of a challenge designed to identify artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that could improve the speed and accuracy of electronic warfare operations.

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Long-range precision fires modernization a joint effort, Army tech leader says

Posted August 24, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army's No. 1 modernization priority -- long-range precision fires -- is a collaborative science and technology effort between the Army and the other services, said Dr. Thomas Russell.

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AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

Posted August 17, 2018 by Holly Jordan

AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.

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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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California Air Guard drone helps authorities fight Carr Fire

Posted August 1, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Sigenza

A critical aspect of fighting a raging wildfire, such as the Carr Fire in Northern California, comes from the skies and onto a sheet of paper.

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AFRL, IBM unveil world’s largest neuromorphic digital synaptic super computer

Posted July 27, 2018 by Jeremy W. O'Brien

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with IBM, unveiled the world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic super computer, dubbed 'Blue Raven,' at AFRL's Information Directorate Advanced Computing Applications Lab in Rome, N.Y., July 19.

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New Jersey company commercializes Air Force technology for the warfighter

Posted July 27, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

Newcomer Arms photograph A military mounting system (MOLLE) and a hip belt with a Ruck Dock receiver is shown. The Ruck Dock receiver is part of a two piece system that allows a person carrying a MOLLE or other backpack evenly distribute the weight and quickly couple or decouple the system. The technology was developed…

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Laser diagnostics beneficial in Tunnel 9 Mach 18 capability development

Posted July 27, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Pictured is the additional optics used by AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 to convert a recently-developed laser diagnostics system to a Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy system. The new measurement system is paving the way for a Mach 18 testing capability at Tunnel 9. The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak,…

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