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Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are conducting research to improve the detection of weapons of mass destruction in maritime environments.
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Military Fuel Efficiency

The Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator, also known as the Fed Alpha, is a lightweight aluminum chassis designed to accomplish all the missions of a Humvee, only it’s 70% more fuel efficient.
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Scientists have developed and validated a first-generation force field to enable accurate molecular dynamics simulations of peptoid oligomers and polymers. Yeah. Force field.
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human machine communication

DARPA scientists will build on language processing technologies with improved speed and accuracy – offering an advantage to analysts in a variety of military and non-military scenarios.
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Brain research experts at DARPA’s Congressional Tech Showcase demonstrated an artificial arm and hand that can do everything from picking up cups to playing the piano, powered by the user’s brain.
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ICT researchers plan to build a 3-D interactive digital version of Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter that can understand questions and answer questions about his experiences in battle.
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The Afghanistan Captured Material Exploitation Unit, or ACME, uses techniques that are similar to the scripted crime scene investigators found on television…except this science is real.
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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Oliver showcases an example of what a soldier may look like in the year 2032 at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. (Image Source provided by Army PAO)

SOCOM is taking strides in the development of the “Iron Man” suit. The goal is to provide operators lighter, more efficient full-body ballistics protection and super-human strength.
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