Energy

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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With the arrival of the Atlantic hurricane and Pacific typhoon season-and the often dangerous storms that can accompany it-new technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will be used to help Navy and civilian officials alike plan for …
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