Energy

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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A team of Army researchers have developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Dr. Michael Nusca, Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding …
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A new easy-to-carry water purifier that could give Marines and first-responders access to clean water wherever they go successfully completed its first operational test. Funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and tested this spring during the U.S.-Philippines joint Balikatan military exercise, the …
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First responders occasionally come across suspicious powders, requiring them to have technology on hand to screen samples and identify whether or not they are a chemical or biological agent.  Current technology performs a test to determine whether or not protein …
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