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Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air. The venue wasn't Afghanistan or some other faraway place, however.

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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Army scientists discover power in urine

Posted September 15, 2017 by David McNally

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water. The research team announced earlier this summer that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder they were developing produced pure hydrogen…

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Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

Posted August 30, 2017 by David McNally

Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008.

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Army teams up with university to stretch battery life for mobile devices

Posted August 11, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

Army photograph by Jhi Scott Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur von Wald Cresce works in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is also co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Brown University have teamed up to develop solutions that…

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Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

Posted July 19, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

Could a robotic, unmanned refueling system limit rotary-wing aircraft time on the ground and remove Soldiers from isolated fueling stations?

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‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

Posted March 10, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

In the not too distant future, Army leaders believe, war will be far more complex, calling upon Soldiers to engage enemies in multiple domains simultaneously. A 30-page strategy, which was released Wednesday, outlines five objectives to guide the technology that will ensure those Soldiers can survive and succeed in such an environment.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

Posted February 6, 2017 by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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11th ACR leads Army in GCSS-A

Posted May 1, 2015 by Story and photo by Sgt. Erik Thurman

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is at the forefront of U.S. Army logistics by leading the service in the transition from the Standard Army Management Information System to the Global Combat Support System – Army, a new computer-based system designed to manage the Army’s supply chain. The GCSS-Army is a single logistical information system that…

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