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DARPA has awarded contracts for the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program to eight organizations. The program seeks to develop groundbreaking technologies that would make future armored fighting vehicles significantly more mobile, effective, safe and affordable. Click below for a high-resolution image.

Eight organizations get the greenlight to develop potentially groundbreaking technologies that would make future fighting vehicles more mobile, effective, safe and affordable.
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A recent STEM festival in D.C. drew tons of kids who got to take part in thousands of hands-on activities that included robots, lasers and other cool gadgets.
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Dr. Claudio Grassi (right) and two members of his research team at the Catholic University Medical School in Rome, Italy. In a breakthrough study that could improve how people learn and retain information, the researchers significantly boosted the memory and mental performance of laboratory mice through electrical stimulation. (Photo provided by Dr. Claudio Grassi)

Office of Naval Research sponsored research could improve how people learn and retain information.
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If you’re a computer security specialist, or at least a white hat hacker, who’s always wanted to take a run at the Pentagon, here’s your chance.
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Army researchers are trying to better understand the types of stress soldiers could encounter in combat that might cause degraded performance.
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Garrett A. Morgan Sr., also known as Big Chief Mason, was an African-American inventor credited with the design of the world’s first gas mask, or more accurately called the “safety hood.”
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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have started vaccinations in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response of a vaccine candidate to prevent MERS.
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Dr. Christopher Voigt, professor of biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks about his research in synthetic biology as part of a Distinguished Lecture Series held at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) located in Arlington, Va. ONR is recognized globally as a leader in its support of basic research in synthetic biology, having first realized the promise of this field over a decade ago to provide future Naval forces with agile and organic approaches for surveillance, autonomous systems, materials production, and enhancement of warfighting health and performance. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

An exciting new scientific frontier-synthetic biology-took center stage as a celebrated scientist from the MIT recently spoke at the headquarters of the ONR.
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