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DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

August 28, 2014 3:31 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral ...

U.S. Navy to Test Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

August 26, 2014 2:57 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (...

China Deploys Armed Drone to Multinational Drills

August 26, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills,...

Army's Experimental Strike Weapon Explodes with Rocket

August 25, 2014 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from...

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Navy Awards $100M Contract to Maine Shipyard

August 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's Bath Iron Works has ended a partnership in which it helped to produce the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship in 2010. But that doesn't mean it's out of the program altogether. The shipyard announced Monday that the Navy has awarded ...  

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Missiles, Drones

August 25, 2014 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones. The IRNA report on Sunday says the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is capable of ...  

World’s Largest Computerized Command, Control Exercise a Success

August 25, 2014 12:58 pm | by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez, 7th Air Force Public Affairs | News | Comments

Called by many names throughout its 28-year history, Ulchi Freedom Guardian kicked off once again Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 29. The largest computerized command and control exercise in the world, UFG focuses on increasing the ...

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3D Systems' Digital Thread Enhances U.S. Marine Corps Toolkit

August 25, 2014 11:29 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced its role in the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Logistics Wargame VIII (ExLog). This annual event enables top Marine Corps planners to incorporate new technologies to enhance the Corps' logistics and supply chain response ...

Photos of the Day: The Life of the USS Saratoga, from 1956 to 2014

August 25, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saratoga — named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York — was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994. It was off the coast of Cuba during the ...

USS Saratoga Carrier Heads to Scrap Yard

August 25, 2014 10:28 am | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the ...

Engineering Update: 3D-Printing Army Chow

August 22, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Anyone that doesn’t enjoy the taste of burnt cardboard can tell you that the army isn’t known for its fine culinary selections ...                         

NKorea Launch Pad Expansion 'Nearing Completion'

August 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea has worked rapidly to expand the launch tower, and has progressed on a railway to access it. It also has completed external work on two prominent, domed buildings at the site whose function is uncertain ...     

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100 V Synchronous Forward Controller

August 21, 2014 4:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology has announced the LT8310, a primary-side synchronous forward controller. The LT8310 operates over an input voltage range of 6 V to 100 V, is targeted for power levels up to 200 W, and provides a drive signal for secondary-side ...

Engineering Newswire 104: Giant Darts to Probe Mars for Signs of Life

August 21, 2014 10:55 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars ...                

ODU Protective Caps Offer Noise-Free Operation up to 55 dB

August 21, 2014 10:10 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ODU has announced the release of ODU AMC (Advanced Military Connector) protective caps. They protect ODU AMC connections from water, sand and dust under adverse conditions and extreme environmental influences. The low weight, low-reflection ...

Air Force Funds Small Business Participation in R&D Programs

August 21, 2014 9:58 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

The Air Force is searching for innovative, technology-based small businesses to compete for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR and STTR, research and development contracts ...    

Lockheed Celebrates 50 Years in Colorado Springs

August 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by Wayne Heilman, The Gazette, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin came to Colorado Springs in 1965 to help get the North American Aerospace Defense Command up and running, and almost five decades later, the defense giant still holds a contract that includes work at the ...    

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Serco Awarded $31 Million Single-Award IDIQ to Support U.S. Military

August 18, 2014 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Serco, a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced the company has been awarded a new single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide installation support for ...   

Legislation Extends Tax Credit to Northrop Grumman

August 15, 2014 6:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Sen....

Bill Would Expand Stealth Bomber Tax Credit

August 14, 2014 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create ...

Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                   

Navy’s Patent Volume Surpasses Other Tech Agencies

August 12, 2014 11:59 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy received patents for more inventions last year than two-thirds of the Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies ranked in a report published last month. The Department of the Navy increased its ...     

U.S., India Must Improve Defense Cooperation

August 11, 2014 4:36 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hagel said the new initiative includes more than a dozen proposals that would transfer technology and production expertise to India. They included a plan for the U.S. and India to co-produce and co-develop, the next upgrade of the ...  

Engineering Update: Japan’s Space-Based Military Force

August 11, 2014 11:32 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | News | Comments

Following Japan’s approval of the Basic Space Law in 2008, allowing for the use of space for security purposes, the country recently announced the formation of a space-based military force by 2019 ...        

Update: Navy Practices Retrieving Orion Spacecraft

August 8, 2014 2:45 pm | by Matt Hamilton, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy and NASA wrapped up the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to bring humans to the moon, asteroids and, eventually, to Mars. The tests took place from ...      

Photos of the Day: Testing the Craft Set to Bring Humans to Moon, Asteroids & Mars

August 8, 2014 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Orion is akin to an astronaut taxi, albeit a highly advanced one. Traveling to and from earth, the Orion will face up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,204 degrees Celsius) heat and move at speeds of up to 20,000 mph. The December mission will ...

Infographic: Battery Drain: How to Stop It

August 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by Roaming Technologies | Stmicroelectronics | News | Comments

Despite huge advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Is it ever going to be solved? And, more importantly, what can we do to extend the life of our batteries in the meantime?        

New ONR Technology Helps Sailors on the Digital Frontier

August 7, 2014 10:45 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

During the world’s largest international maritime exercise last month, Sailors demonstrated a new system that could transform the future of electronic warfare and defense of ships at sea. Sponsored by the Office of ...     

Fighter Jet Crashes After Landing Gear Catches on Fire

August 6, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ministry says that according to initial information the jet's hydraulics failed after the engine and the landing gear caught fire. Most of Croatia's aging 12 MIGs have recently undergone an overhaul in Ukraine, but the one that crashed ...

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