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April 29, 2016 | Source: AMazing, additivemanufacturing.com
Whether in the form of a net to catch prey, or a protective cocoon, spiders and caterpillars can create amazing shapes with the help of their spinning threads. With the...
April 29, 2016 | Source: Defense Systems, Mark Pomerleau
“This successful flight test is a step toward adding external perception to ALIAS’ toolkit for advancing in-flight automation,” said Dr. Daniel Patt, a Program Manager...
April 29, 2016 | Source: Cory Nealon, University at Buffalo
New study shows how engineers tamed the notoriously fickle supermaterial in aerogel form with 3-D printer and ice.BUFFALO, N.Y. – Graphene is a wonder material saddled...
April 29, 2016 | Source: Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
The Space Shuttle was originally intended to make getting to space easy, inexpensive, and routine, with an initial goal of a launch nearly every week. It didn't quite...
April 29, 2016 | Source: Hermes Bozec, 3D Prinitng Industry
While everyone was celebrating New Year’s Eve, on the 1st of January 2016 a team of researchers at HRL Laboratories had other reasons to be joyful. They were just...
April 29, 2016 | Source: Chris Wood, Gizmag
UK Loughborough University and garment manufacturer the Yeh Group collaborative project aims to develop one-step process for creating 3D-printed clothing.[DSIAC Comment:...
April 29, 2016 | Source: Mark Pomerleau, Defense Systems
Innovations don’t take place in a vacuum. Military researchers looking to find a way to upgrade or repair satellites in high-altitude orbit are getting help, both from...
April 22, 2016 | Source: Chris Mills, Gizmodo
As Kate Winslet and Leo can attest, piloting ships in icy waters can be hazardous. So for an Antarctic naval patrol vessel, it makes sense to get some extra help. For...
April 7, 2016 | Source: John Keller, Military & Space Electronics
WASHINGTON, 5 April 2016. U.S Navy mine warfare experts are strengthening the counter-mine warfare capabilities of the littoral combat ship (LCS) with an order last week...
April 7, 2016 | Source: Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 — Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work this week begins a short trip to Oregon and Washington State in the Pacific Northwest to meet with industry...
April 7, 2016 | Source: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post
U.S. Special Operations forces are using rifle sights that are supposed to help shooters accurately hit their targets but instead have a defect, acknowledged by the...
April 6, 2016 | Source: NASA Tech Briefs, techbriefs.com
The solid rocket motor can be electrically pulsed a number of times to produce a required thrust or impulse bit. The multi-pulse motor is a solid-propellant rocket motor...
April 6, 2016 | Source: Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes
Lightweight plastic body armor will replace Kevlar-based protective equipment used by U.S. troops in 2019. The new Torso and Extremities Protection system, which has...
April 5, 2016 | Source: North Carolina State University
A new study from North Carolina State University researchers finds that novel light-weight composite metal foams (CMFs) are significantly more effective at insulating...
April 4, 2016 | Source: Kyle Jahner, Army Times
The Army is moving forward with a plan to put pocket-sized drones in the hands of its dismounted soldiers by 2018. The service on March 1 requested information papers...
March 30, 2016 | Source: Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., Braking Defense
ARLINGTON: The race is on to build hypersonic weapons, missiles that blow through a target's defenses at more than five times the speed of sound. Or should that be "the...
March 28, 2016 | Source: Linköping Universitet
Researchers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Linköping Universitet, Sweden, have created a supercondenser that can be charged by the sun. It contains no...
March 28, 2016 | Source: Kari Hawkins, AMCOM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old...
March 25, 2016 | Source: Gabe Cherry, University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR—On your car windshield, ice is a nuisance. But on an airplane, a wind turbine, an oil rig or power line, it can be downright dangerous. And removing it with...
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The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) released a Request for Information (RFI) for the next Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) technology demonstration –...