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YouTube DoDLive A high-speed camera captures the first full-energy shots from the Office of Naval Research-funded electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher that was recently installed at a test facility in Dahlgren, Va. The test shots begin a month-long series of full-energy …
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WASHINGTON (Feb. 22, 2012) — For dismounted soldiers patrolling Afghanistan roads, improvised explosive devices can be even more devastating than for those in armored vehicles, but a new line of protection may help. “A few years ago, in certain areas …
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In 1915, Thomas Edison was asked by a New York Times correspondent to comment on the great European war. Edison argued that the Nation should look to science. “The Government,” he proposed in a published interview, “should maintain a great …
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On Monday, March 12, the Office of Naval Research is pleased to host the American Association for the Advancement of Science CEO, Dr. Alan Leshner as the next speaker in the Director of Innovation’s ONR Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Leshner’s talk is entitled “The Evolving …
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WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 10, 2012) — The U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan recently completed an operational assessment of the software-programmable Joint Tactical Radio Systems, or JTRS, Rifleman Radio. The assessment highlighted the radio’s ability to share …
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By Grace Jean, Office of Naval Research ARLINGTON, Va.—The Navy has awarded $70 million to a West Coast-based shipyard to begin building the second of two modern oceanographic research vessels, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced Feb. 9. Dakota Creek Industries …
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NATICK, Mass. (Feb. 2, 2012) — Maybe it looks like a camouflage money belt on steroids, but it could save Soldiers’ lives. The new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK, being developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center eventually will …
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By 1st Lt. Cammie Quinn  Paktya PRT Public Affairs 2/17/2012 - PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan  – Ask any American for directions and they’re likely to look to the Internet; ask an Afghan in Paktya Province, and they’re now likely to point to a map in …
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