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Army science, technology focus shifts from Middle East to Asian-Pacific Rim during ARL talks

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Future technology from the U.S. armed forces’ top research scientists will have to be ‘game-changing’ to help the defense department shift its focus to operations in Southeast Asia, and to mete out the next major threats there and elsewhere, said Dr. Scott Fish, the Army’s chief scientist. “We spent the past 10 years focused on…

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NASA ER-2 No. 809 returns to flight

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NASA's ER-2 Earth Resources aircraft No. 809 took to the air June 28 on a functional check flight after completion of a year of modified periodic depot-level maintenance. The aircraft was literally broken down...

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UAVForge reveals challenge of developing ‘perch and stare’ UAV

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DARPA’s UAVForge, a crowdsourcing competition to design, build and manufacture an advanced small unmanned air vehicle, set out to determine if a loosely-connected community of UAV enthusiasts could develop a militarily relevant back-pack…

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New NASA game lets players build, launch a virtual rocket

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With NASA’s Rocket Science 101, a new game designed for computers and iPad users, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to launch a spacecraft. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, provides access to space for the studies of Earth and exploration of our solar system and…

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College students study Earth from NASA’s P-3B flying lab

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Thirty-two undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a NASA Airborne Science Program field experience at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., this week designed to...

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Auto-GCAS flight tests on DROID UAV declared a success

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Project officials at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., are hailing the success of recent flights tests of a miniature...

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Whatever floats your roboboat: competition engages students in STEM

Posted June 26, 2012 by by Katherine H. Crawford

An international lineup of university teams raced custom-built autonomous surface vehicles at the fifth annual RoboBoat competition, held June 20-24 in Virginia Beach, Va. The competition-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation-is an autonomous robotics challenge where teams put their ASVs through a marked navigation channel…

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ONR’s electronic warfare work earns accolades

Posted June 26, 2012 by By Grace Jean

An Office of Naval Research program officer received a Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence award for helping to upgrade ship electronic warfare technology with multiple vendor solutions that…

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Cloud formation discovery expected to impact future military operations

Posted June 25, 2012 by by John J. Joyce

A newly discovered radar capability to detect individual cloud hydrometeors in the free atmosphere can impact future performance of combat systems and military...

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Navy’s floating research platform ‘flips’ for 50th anniversary

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Grace Jean

The Department of the Navy’s Floating Instrument Platform is celebrating its 50th year of service June 29. Scores of scientists have deployed aboard the 355-foot research vessel, owned by the Office of Naval...

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