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

Posted March 19, 2014 by

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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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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ARL celebrates 20th Anniversary

Posted October 24, 2012 by

October 2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. In October 1992, ARL was formed, emerging out of the Base Realignment and Closure process and other evaluations. The new lab consolidated the seven corporate labs of the Laboratory Command with other Army research elements to form a centralized laboratory focused on scientific…

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Deployable radio frequency data backbone to match fiber optic capacity

Posted December 17, 2012 by

Fiber optic cables provide the core backbone for military and civilian networks, enabling Internet, phone, video and other data to move at super-high speeds with virtually no degradation over long distances. In deployed environments, where a fiber optic backbone doesnít exist, other communications modes are used resulting in reduced data-rate capacity for the warfighter. DARPAís…

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DARPA’s new TERN program aims for eyes in the sky from the sea

Posted March 6, 2013 by

Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies, however, have their limitations. Helicopters are relatively limited in the distance and flight time. Fixed-wing manned and unmanned aircraft can fly farther and longer but require either aircraft carriers or large, fixed…

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NAWCWD signs patent license agreement with Cobalt Technologies

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Navy photograph A Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division research chemist sets up a pressure reactor in preparation for the fuel synthesis process. Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., signed a co-exclusive patent license agreement between NAWCWD and Cobalt Technologies on April 8. The agreement includes…

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