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STEM Program Offers West Point Cadets Research Opportunities

October 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

West Point and West Lafayette have more in common these days. Through a partnership between Purdue University and the U.S. Military Academy, 80 plebes and a dozen yearlings gained an authentic research experience in toxicology ...   

Adaptive Zoom Riflescope Has Push-Button Magnification

October 23, 2014 2:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When an Army Special Forces officer-turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military...

Naval Undersea Museum Keyport Hosts STEM Events

October 22, 2014 12:35 pm | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Seth Coulter, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest | News | Comments

More than 100 West Hills Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy students...

ISR is Critical for 21st Century Warfare

October 22, 2014 10:11 am | by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency | News | Comments

The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and...

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Lockheed Martin Providing Border Protection Surveillance

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Working with the Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a persistent threat detection system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection ...      

Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game

October 22, 2014 9:42 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which kicks off this week in Singapore.Fifteen teams from five countries and three ...

iRobot Receives $7.6M Order from U.S. Navy

October 20, 2014 4:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The order calls for upgrades and ...

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Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Astrodyne | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with single stage EMI filter. The LCR F19734, designed exclusively for use with the Excelsys Technologies' power supplies, helps bring systems in compliance with MIL-STD 461F ...

4 Ways Businesses Can Learn from U.S. Army Safety Practices

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Chad Storlie, Author, Combat Leader to Corporate Leader & Battlefield to Business Success | Blogs | Comments

In the US Army, leaders and soldiers at all levels constantly plan, rehearse and act to do dangerous activities as safely as possible even while under dangerous conditions. In the US Army, dangerous conditions are a factor and not an excuse to ...

Top-Secret Spacecraft Lands on California Coast

October 20, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space shuttle.It safely touched down at ...

New EMI & RFI Filters from Astrodyne

October 17, 2014 1:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | Astrodyne | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its Mil/Aero product offerings line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. By acquiring LCR, Radius Power, and Filter Concepts earlier this year, Astrodyne is now able to offer its customers AC and DC ...

Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

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Predicting Fatigue in Aircraft Parts

October 16, 2014 1:03 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level that will provide clues for predicting fatigue in aircraft parts ...

State Delegation Praises P&W Jet Engine Deal

October 16, 2014 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contract with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney for the seventh lot of propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft ...      

U.S. Military's Mysterious Spacecraft to Return Home

October 16, 2014 9:25 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B? Must be a secret space weapon. Or something to rocket next-generation spy gear into orbit. Or maybe a decoy to keep China's ...   

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

October 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jayco | News | Comments

Interface design is increasingly impacting the success or failure of electronic products, but a well-designed interface is no easy thing to get right. Given the complexities involved in interface design it is no wonder that today’s product ...

Cree Achieves Production Milestone with U.S. Department of Defense

October 15, 2014 12:48 pm | by Cree | News | Comments

Cree has achieved a major production milestone with its recent accreditation as a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1A Trusted Foundry for its 100 mm RF GaN facility in Durham, NC. Granted through the Trusted Access ...   

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Using Light Frequencies to Sniff Out Deadly Materials from a Distance

October 15, 2014 11:55 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or ...  

Navy's Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries

October 15, 2014 11:42 am | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have announced a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only ... 

GE Gas Turbines to Help Provide Uninterrupted Power in Iraq

October 15, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE has signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750-megawatt combined-cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a ...   

New Cargo Plane Design Takes Off, Vertically

October 15, 2014 9:18 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in ...

Alcoa Manufactures New Hull for Combat Vehicles

October 14, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched last year ...                 

Sensor System to Make a Better Prosthesis Fit

October 14, 2014 11:25 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution ...  

Capturing Aerial Photos of the World’s Most Advanced Jets

October 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Lockheed Martin | Videos | Comments

Liz Kaszynski is one of 10 aerial photographers at Lockheed Martin who are trained and certified to take pictures while flying in the backseat of fighter jets. Liz is also the sole female aerial photographer for the ...    

Navy to Commission Amphibious Assault Ship America

October 14, 2014 9:15 am | by Department of Defense News | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, October 11, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's ...  

High Definition Lockheed Martin Sensor Focuses on Flexibility

October 13, 2014 10:33 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor system’s modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and ...

Engineering Update: Space-Based Infrared System Enhances Air Force Capabilities

October 13, 2014 9:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: The Dynomak fusion reactor: While fusion energy has generally sounded too good to be true, University of Washington engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that could ...  

'Plasmonic Paper' Detects Chemical Warfare Agents

October 10, 2014 11:38 am | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | News | Comments

Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as "plasmonic paper," for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts ...

Air Force Energy Initiatives Increase Mission Readiness

October 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency | News | Comments

The Air Force’s top leaders for energy programs highlighted strides the Air Force has taken in energy conservation, and discussed innovative ideas that will lead to even more cost and energy savings, during the Air Force Association’s ...

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