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Army scientists explore wireless power transfer

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Bindu Nair

Army Science and Technology has demonstrated wireless power transfer over 4-5 inches from helmet to vest. The American soldier is equipped with more capabilities than ever before. These capabilities come in the form of new and more powerful devices that translate to a need for…

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New ONR program aims to develop solid-state laser weapons for ships

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Grace Jean

To help sailors defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets, the Office of Naval Research wants to develop a solid-state laser weapon prototype that will demonstrate multi-mission...

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Jet engine to eat cereal, crayons for a purpose

Posted May 8, 2012 by NASA photographs by Tony Landis

It might not surprise you to find cereal and crayons beneath your sofa cushions, especially if you are a parent with young children. But what if you found them in a jet engine?

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NASA’s ER-2 completes MABEL validation deployment

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NASA’s high-flying ER-2 Airborne Science aircraft has concluded its four-week deployment to validate data acquired by the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experiment Lidar (MABEL) laser altimeter over the Greenland ice cap and surrounding sea ice fields. After an almost 10 and one-half...

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DARPA seeks technology to see through clouds for warfighter support

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Advanced, flyable electronics and scene simulation technology sought for video synthetic aperture radar Warfighters who encounter enemy forces on the ground benefit from overhead aircraft support. Some capabilities...

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JTRS advances ‘Cognitive Radio’ concept

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

The Joint Program Executive Office for Joint Tactical Radio Systems is moving closer to its vision of Cognitive Radio, a concept engineered to allow a family of software-programmable radios to better use portions of the available spectrum, service officials said. Cognitive Radio allows...

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Tablet PC to replace paper for Network Integration Evaluation

Posted May 3, 2012 by by John Andrew Hamilton

The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command is beginning to replace paper with digital data collection options in preparation for the next Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., this May. NIE’s are large-scale evaluation events designed to mature the...

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AFRL design challenge encourages engineering innovation

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Laura Dempsey

The Air Force Research Laboratory played host, mentor, cheerleader and critic to teams from all three service academies and 17 universities at the annual AFRL Design Challenge. The challenge took place April 16-20 at Wright State University’s Calamityville, a National Center for Medical Readiness training facility in Fairborn, Ohio. AFRL collected input from the Lab’s…

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ONR-sponsored Flexrotor program takes off for next phase

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Katherine H. Crawford

The Office of Naval Research-sponsored Flexrotor vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle entered the next development phase in delivering improved maritime surveillance capability April 30. The contract is awarded for the flight controls component. During this phase, Aerovel Corp. will advance Flexrotor’s capability with an upgraded propulsion system to transition from vertical to cruising…

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NASA selects 10 small business technology transfer projects

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NASA has selected 10 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue work on innovative technologies that could advance future missions. The Phase II winners in the agency’s Small Business Technology Transfer Program now can enter negotiations for possible contract awards, with a total for all projects of approximately $7.49 million. High-technology firms…

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