Technology

What is the true measure of today’s soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you’re likely …
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Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target. Seriously. Soldiers and science fiction fans, you’re welcome.  “We never got tired of the lightning bolts zapping …
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A mobile training team from Fort Benning, Ga., arrived at Fort Riley to teach soldiers on how to fly one of the smallest unmanned aerial systems used by the U.S. Army - the RQ-11B Raven. With two military instructors and two …
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Scientists in the Chemistry Division at the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a novel two-component siloxane-based non-skid coating for use on flight-decks and walk-ways of U.S. Navy ships. The new coating is more durable, color retentive, chemical resistant and cheaper …
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When an earthquake and tsunami devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan last year, repair workers could not get close to the overheating core. Deadly radiation kept people at bay, but robots showed they had the “right stuff.” Japanese officials …
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Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division, dive into underwater photovoltaic research to develop high bandgap solar cells capable of producing sufficient power to operate electronic sensor systems at depths of 9 meters. Underwater autonomous …
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We all know the routine. You buy the battery pack of 150 thinking you’ll never need another battery ever again!  Then three months later you’re cursing the universe because your XBOX 360 remote needs two batteries and the only one …
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“Everyone knows there is a problem with passwords.  What I would like to do is I’d like to move us to a world where you sit down at a console, identify yourself, and you just start working.  The authentication happens …
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