Technology

When I first got the call that the chief scientist of the Air Force – Dr. Mark T. Maybury – was interested in speaking with me, I was equal parts excited and intimidated. After some grueling and extensive research (and …
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Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are exploring ways to quickly alert soldiers to deadly gaseous nerve agents in the air using a new approach termed multi-wavelength photoacoustics. Kristan Gurton, an experimental physicist in the Battlefield Environment Division, or …
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Written by Dr. Karen O’Brien As a mental health provider at Ft. Lewis and a former VA provider, I can’t count the number of times soldiers and veterans have expressed concerns that admitting to a mental health problem might lead …
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The U.S. Army is preparing to conduct a second Forward Operational Assessment of its XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement airburst weapon system. Program managers are seeking to expedite development of the system, refine and improve the technology, and ultimately begin …
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Inside a cylinder – about the size of a roll of paper towels – lives a circuit board filled with sensors. It’s called a dropsonde, or “sonde” for short. It’s a work horse of hurricane forecasting, dropping out of “Hurricane …
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This week’s Joint Undersea Warfare Technology conference will be a great opportunity to study and discuss the submarine force’s capabilities as an effective nuclear deterrent, namely with the Ohio Replacement class submarine. Starting in 2027, the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will begin …
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Sports fans have come to expect some of the extras they see on their TV screen, such as the yellow lines that appear on a football field to highlight where the ball needs to go for a first down. Similarly, …
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One of the things I like most about science fiction are the gadgets. Those cool little devices that make life for us mere mortals so much easier.  From lightsabers to sonic screwdrivers and tractor beams to transporters, the SciFi verse …
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