Technology

A team of theoretical physicists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Boston College have identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity.  This material has the potential to transfer heat more effectively from …
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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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The intensity of light that propagates through glass optical fiber is fundamentally limited by the glass itself. A novel fiber design using a hollow, air-filled core removes this limitation and dramatically improves performance by forcing light to travel through channels …
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The B-52, America’s work horse, has defended freedom since the 1960s.  It’s set to undergo a technological upgrade, and the Air Force says it’s sure to give tax payers a more bang for your buck. The U.S. Air Force is …
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Teams at Patuxent River, Md., led a demonstration to test technology for future unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms that will give warfighters the capability to access information necessary to complete their mission. The new technology will ease how manned and …
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The High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) was initiated in 1992 in response to congressional direction to modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories’ high performance computing (HPC) capabilities. The HPCMP was assembled out of a collection of small high …
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Military vehicles don’t run without fuel—and warfighters don’t run without water. As little as a six to eight percent water deficit can be debilitating. As a result, military logistics plans must take into account the approximately three gallons of daily …
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The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10. “It isn’t very often you get a glimpse of the future. …
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