Energy

What if soldiers could convert JP-8 to clean hydrogen fuel for fuel cell applications anywhere and anytime they need it? A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the …
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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) identified state-of-the-art small wind turbines capable in extreme arctic conditions for a winter demonstration. The demonstration will provide proof-of-concept as well as data regarding site conditions and failure mechanisms. The site will be remotely monitored to …
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When energy supplies are interrupted, the Air Force must maintain continuity and operations. As a result, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) materials and manufacturing researchers are studying alternative ways to harness the power of the natural environment. The Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) is pursuing a Research Development …
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As the Department of the Navy (DoN) continues to emphasize the need for energy security, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) today announced it will increase its support for Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based program that funds development of new and innovative energy …
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Imagine cutting your home fuel-consumption costs in half.  That would be tough enough in a conventional house. Now think about trying it in a tent. Don’t tell Amy Klopotoski that it can’t be done. As the Contingency Basing Science and …
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A 1934 building once used for structural and mechanical testing was transformed last year into a state-of-the-art facility where the physics of warfighters’ power and thermal systems are being explored. Now the building itself has garnered a seldom-achieved Leadership in …
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“Long-Lived Power” sounds like it could be an energy revolution, a revolutionary of sorts within the family of far-reaching energy solutions for the battlefield—because it uses radioisotopes. It is a power source that supports low power for years—100 microwatts of …
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How do you take the temperature of a cell?  The familiar thermometer from a doctor’s office is slightly too big considering the average human skin cell is only 30 millionths of a meter wide. But the capability is significant; developing …
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