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DARPA’s advanced Space Surveillance Telescope could be looking up from down under

Posted November 14, 2012 by

DARPA’s ground-based Space Surveillance Telescope may soon head to Australia. An agreement reached this week with Australia’s Department of Defense will allow DARPA to take the 180,000-pound, three-mirror Mersenne-Schmidt telescope to Australia to track and catalogues space debris and objects unique to the space above that region of the world that could threaten DOD satellites….

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NASA Airborne Science Missions measuring pollutants from the ground up

Posted February 1, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

An extensive program, aiming to correlate air pollution measurements by satellites, high and low altitude aircraft and ground stations is underway in southern California. A similar extensive set of measurements have already been done over Baltimore, Md., and in the coming months, similar studies will be made in the Houston Texas area, and in Colorado….

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NASA study projects warming-driven changes in global rainfall

Posted May 3, 2013 by

A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought. The study shows for the first time how rising carbon dioxide concentrations could affect the entire range of rainfall types on Earth. Analysis of computer simulations from 14 climate models indicates wet regions of the world,…

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Competitors selected for DARPA spectrum challenge

Posted June 24, 2013 by

As wireless devices proliferate and the radio spectrum becomes ever more congested, all users have a common interest in radio technologies that can accommodate the largest number of users but still enable priority traffic to get through.

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Experimental space plane shooting for ‘aircraft-like’ operations in orbit

Posted September 18, 2013 by

Commercial, civilian and military satellites provide crucial real-time information essential to providing strategic national security advantages to the United States.

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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

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NASA's Global Hawk research aircraft returned to its base at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., early morning March 14, marking the completion of flights in support of this year's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment, a multi-year NASA airborne science campaign.

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New life for an old bird: NASA’s F-15B test bed gets new engines

Posted July 16, 2014 by

NASA Armstrong’s F-15B aeronautics research test bed, a workhorse at the center since 1993, has received an engine upgrade that will keep the airplane flying well into the foreseeable future.

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DARPA seeks integration of diverse microsystems components on silicon chips

Posted April 3, 2012 by

High-performance microsystems are vital for a wide variety of Defense Department systems that provide U.S. war fighters with technological surprise over adversaries in areas such as communications, sensing and electronic warfare. Current…

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DARPA awards BOLT program $7.1 million contract to SRI-led team

Posted May 16, 2012 by

SRI International has been awarded a $7.1 million contract for Phase 1 of a five-year, $41.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract under DARPA’s Broad Operational Language Translation program. BOLT is an international research initiative to develop breakthrough language technologies. “Machine translation technology has made major progress over the past decade,” said Jing Zheng,…

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Army ‘upcycles,’ reuses old gear for new technologies

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Kimberly Bell

Upcycling is not only "en vogue," it is also the right thing to do as Army researchers are championing reuse of drawn-down or demilitarized...

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