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Warrior Web prototype takes first steps

Posted May 29, 2013 by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Gz2yu5jUs&feature=player_embedded A soldier carries a 61-pound load while walking in a prototype DARPA Warrior Web system during an independent evaluation by the U.S. Army. Warrior Web seeks to create a soft, lightweight under-suit that would help reduce injuries and fatigue common for Soldiers, who often carry 100-pound loads for extended periods over rough terrain. DARPA…

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NASA crashes helicopter to study safety

Posted August 21, 2013 by

NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data. News media representatives are invited to observe the drop test, scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 28, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va….

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AFOSR awards $15.5 million in research grants

Posted January 27, 2014 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced that it will award approximately $15.5 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 32 research institutions who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States…

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NASA selects 10 small business technology transfer projects

Posted April 30, 2012 by

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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NASA’s Fermi detects highest-energy light from a solar flare

Posted June 12, 2012 by

During a powerful solar blast on March 7, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on the sun. The discovery heralds Fermi's new role...

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Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Maj. Loren Bymer

The Army is responsible to provide realistic training for individual soldiers while mitigating risk. With emerging technology of the virtual world...

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Air Force launches new center at Johns Hopkins

Posted September 14, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force has selected a team led by Johns Hopkins engineers to start a new materials research center of excellence that will develop novel computational and experimental methods to support the next generation of military aircraft. The Center of Excellence on Integrated Material Modeling, CEIMM, will advance the Computational Integrated Materials Science and…

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Night or day, rain or shine DARPA seeks multi-band, portable sensor to provide clear imagery to war fighters

Posted November 7, 2012 by

It is often the case with new military technologies that war fighters need to adjust to their equipment to access needed capabilities. As missions shift, however, and warfighters are required to work in smaller teams and access more remote locations, it is technology that must adapt if it is to remain useful. Desirable features for…

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NASA solicits ideas for International Space Station research

Posted January 28, 2013 by

NASA wants to know how you can improve the International Space Station as a technology test bed. NASA’s International Space Station National Laboratory and Technology Demonstration offices are asking for proposals on how the space station may be used to develop advanced or improved exploration technologies. NASA also is seeking proposals about how new approaches,…

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DARPA reaches beyond technological frontiers for war fighters

Posted April 29, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

– In 1957, the entire world was surprised by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. In response, President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the Advanced Research Projects Agency – now called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – the following year, and he directed it to prevent further technological surprises…

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