Dr. George Doschek, head of the Solar Terrestrial Relationships Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Dr. Russell Howard, astrophysicist at NRL, join us for a discussion of solar physics research. Solar events such as flares and coronal mass ejections have potentially damaging effects on such diverse things as space-based operations, communication and navigation systems, and eletrical power grids. (more…)
“A large percentage of the Navy’s history resides in sunken ship wrecks and aircrafts and are literally scattered around the globe,” Dr. Robert Neyland, Underwater Archeology Branch head, with the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archeology Lab explained during a Dec. 16 interview on the Pentagon Channel podcast “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military.” (more…)
The Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Lab possesses more than 9,000 precious artifacts. Currently more than 7,000 of them are on loan to other museums around the world. The lab takes great strides to restore once lost, but never forgotten pieces from history. Check out this video highlighting some of the artifacts currently at the Underwater Archeology Lab. (more…)
Public fascination with television’s CSI forensic detectives may be partly responsible for the high level of interest garnered by a Defense Department contest to solve cyber crimes. More than 1,100 teams from around the globe competed in this year’s Digital Forensics Challenge.
The winners will attend a Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3) conference that starts Jan. 22 in St. Louis. The contest was created by Jim Christy, director of future exploration at DC3. (more…)
The technology that lets you listen to CDs, the GPS that got you around a traffic jam this morning, and even the mouse you just used to click on this story all are direct results of research conducted or sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. (more…)