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DARPA Circuit Earns Guinness World Record

October 31, 2014 10:19 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Officials from Guinness World Records today recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier operates at a speed of one terahertz ...

Israel Presents Maritime Version of 'Iron Dome'

October 31, 2014 10:13 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system...

Engineering Update: An Exoskeleton for Feeling Virtual Objects

October 31, 2014 9:15 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | News | Comments

In this week's special Halloween episode of the Engineering Update:A Missile with In-Flight...

Microrockets Fueled by Water Neutralize Chemical & Biological Warfare Agents

October 30, 2014 9:08 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists...

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NKorea May Be Developing Sea-Based Missiles

October 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea has built a new testing facility that is probably intended to research how to launch ballistic missiles from submarines or ships, according to a U.S. research institute. The North is still likely years away from fielding such missiles, but ...

Society of Women Engineers Selects Navy Engineer for National Award

October 28, 2014 4:28 pm | by Nicholas E. Malay, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers named Jessica McElman, an electrical engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), as one of 10 emerging leaders and will present her award during their annual conference in ...  

HotSpot: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 11:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: Third Eye Design is running a kickstarter campaign for HelSTAR, a wireless, helmet brake and turn signal system, designed to make riders more visible. Studies around the world share the same findings ...  

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Stealthy Warship Sneaks Up on Submarines

October 28, 2014 10:12 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The new ships will have hybrid propulsion using gas turbines for sprinting at high speeds and diesel generators powering a pair of powerful electric motors for patrolling and cruising at lower speeds – something that military vessels tend to ...

New Test Station for Missile Warning System Simulates Threats

October 28, 2014 9:55 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) helps protect Army aircraft from attack by shoulder-launched missiles and other threats. To keep this defensive system operating at maximum effectiveness ...      

W88 Warhead Program Performs Successful Tests

October 28, 2014 9:37 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The first flight and drop tests for the latest variant of the W88 nuclear warhead are providing data for Sandia National Laboratories to validate designs, improve computer modeling and update component specifications. The two ...   

Space Surveillance Satellite Celebrates 4th Anniversary

October 28, 2014 8:57 am | by Scott Prater, Shriever Air Force Base Public Affairs | News | Comments

Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron gathered to celebrate the Space-Based Space Surveillance Satellite's (SBSS) fourth anniversary on orbit recently. The event not only provided an opportunity for squadron members and leaders ...

Navy to Commission New Attack Submarine

October 27, 2014 5:27 pm | by U.S. Department of Defense | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. North Dakota, designated SSN 784, honors the state's citizens and ...  

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Cutting Power Could Dramatically Boost Laser Output

October 27, 2014 11:30 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Lasers – devices that deliver beams of highly organized light – are so deeply integrated into modern technology that their basic operations would seem well understood. CD players, medical diagnostics and military surveillance all depend ...

Can the U.S. & Russia Make Progress on Nuclear Security?

October 27, 2014 11:00 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Political tensions between the U.S. and Russia have increased in the last year, raising concerns about how effectively the two states will be able to pursue nuclear arms-reduction goals. Striking a note of cautious optimism in an MIT talk on Oct. 23 ...

Profiting from Failure

October 27, 2014 10:09 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Army's troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts for companies whose employees once worked for the Army, but it has failed on its promise to make data seamlessly accessible to soldiers ...

U.S. Navy Awards $8M to Develop Wave, Tidal Energy Tech

October 27, 2014 10:06 am | by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to extract energy from tides, currents and waves. The University of Washington is helping to reach ...

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 ...   

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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 riflescope, he doesn’t forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely accurate ...  

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 participated in events built around the concept of STEM held at Naval Undersea Museum Keyport, Washington Oct. 16. The STEM event was a ...   

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 reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace ...       

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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