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January 15, 2018 | Source: Business Insider; By: Alex Lockie
Defense Insiders Are Pushing a Non-Lethal Microwave Missile That They Say Could Stop North Korea's Launches in Their Tracks
The White House has been informed of a newly developed cruise missile that proponents say could knock out North Korean missile launches in their tracks without killing anyone, NBC...
January 1, 2018 | Source: Military.com, 28 December 2017, Brendan McGarry
Air Force Taps Firms to Develop Cruise Missile Swarms
The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. contracts to develop new, lower-cost cruise missiles capable of flying in swarms to...
December 18, 2017 | Source: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, wpafb.af.mil, 20 Oct 2017, Holly Jordan
Unique High-Brilliance X-Ray Sheds New Light on Additive Manufacturing Process
AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in...
December 4, 2017 | Source: The Optical Society, osapublishing.org, 2017, Alex Gaeta
1.3 μM Submilliamp Threshold Quantum Dot Micro-Lasers on Si
As a promising integration platform, silicon photonics need on-chip laser sources that dramatically improve capability, while trimming size and power dissipation in a cost-...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Armed with Scinece, science.dodlive.mil, 17 October 2017, Holly Jordan
Small Antennas Could be a Big Deal for the Air Force
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Israel's Homeland Security (iHLS), i-hls.com, 23 October 2017
HPEM Electronic Warfare Tech Would Change Military Operations
US Air Force officials are working with microwave experts to conduct experiments with high power electromagnetic (HPEM) technology. The work offers the potential to enhance...
November 6, 2017 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesysems.com, 18 October 2017, Morgan Cole
AFRL Tests High-Power Electromagnetic Electronic Warfare and Cyber Weapons
Air Force officials at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. are working with microwave experts from companies including Raytheon and Booz Allen Hamilton to conduct experiments with high...
October 23, 2017 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 28 August 2017, Vivienne Machi
Air Force Opens AFWerX Facility Near Las Vegas
The Air Force is taking a page out of Special Operations Command's rapid acquisition book to launch its own technology accelerator program, as it works to find cutting-edge and...
Survivability and Vulnerability
October 23, 2017 | Source: Harvard University, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Sept 2017, Lindsay Brownell
Low-Cost Wearables Manufactured by Hybrid 3D Printing
A new hybrid 3D printing technique developed at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Air Force...
September 26, 2017 | Source: The Verge; theverge.com, 16 September 2017, Rachel Becker
Weaponizing Sound: Could Sonic Devices Have Injured Diplomats in Cuba?
A mysterious illness has been striking people associated with the US Embassy in Cuba — and a secret sonic weapon is rumored to be the source. Over the past year, diplomats in Cuba...