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  • Blastproof used glass against explosives at MIT Design Competition

    August 21, 2014

    "When a shock wave hits the armor panel, it crushes the glass spheres and dissipates the energy from the blast," Cody Jacobucci, who finished his first year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this summer, told the nine judges. It was not unlikely that his team would be one of 12 competing in this year's Soldier Design Competition, hosted by the...

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    Blastproof used glass against explosives at MIT Design Competition
     
  • Collaboration Commons designed to enhance discussions amongst employees

    August 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently converted one of its former library spaces located in the Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and designed a room that is more modernized and creative. This resulted in what is now known as Collaboration Commons. During the renovation of the HRED building, the former library...

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    Collaboration Commons designed to enhance discussions amongst employees
     
  • Students showed off at ARL's 8th annual Symposium

    August 12, 2014

    Student mentors saw the fruit of their labor at the 2014 U.S. Army Research Laboratory Summer Student Symposium where presenters from across laboratory shined. "The student presenters get up year after year and just blow us away with their poise, their knowledge, and their accomplishments," said Dr. Rose Pesce-Rodriguez, an ARL Fellow and long-time supporter...

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    Students showed off at ARL's 8th annual Symposium
     
  • U.S. Army team tells senator, councilmember about 3-D printing to make moving parts

    August 07, 2014

    Lt. Col Keith Morgan told legislators that U. S. Army Research Laboratory engineers want to print a micro-air vehicle that could fly. ARL is conducting 3-D printing research in order to meet the needs of the future Soldier. The laboratory is focused on advancing the basic scientific research to move 3-D printing from a prototyping technique to a standard...

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    U.S. Army team tells senator, councilmember about 3-D printing to make moving parts
     
  • The Promise of Pads

    August 06, 2014

    New Army studies of the padding inside combat helmets are expected to reveal new insights on ways to prevent shock waves from a detonated improvised explosive device, for example, from damaging Soldiers' brains. Army scientists say not enough information exists to determine the degree to which shock waves move past combat helmets' outer shells and padding,...

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  • New synthetic bones help Army scientists get closer to new 'brain' defenses against blast waves

    August 04, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain. Exactly how, and to what degree, these waves cause brain damage is what the U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists...

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    New synthetic bones help Army scientists get closer to new 'brain' defenses against blast waves
     
  • ARL's neuroscience program successful example of Open Campus concept

    August 01, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently initiated an Open Campus pilot program at its Adelphi, Md., campus to foster better collaboration across industry, academia, and government. ARL's Open Campus program plans to lead to the continuous flow of people and ideas to ensure transformative scientific discovery, innovation, and transition that are critical to...

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    ARL's neuroscience program successful example of Open Campus concept
     
  • Dr. Joshua Rubinstein takes over as team lead for HRED's Visual Perception and Target Acquisition Research group

    July 30, 2014

    Dr. Joshua Rubinstein recently became the new team lead for the Visual Perception and Target Acquisition Research group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Perceptual Sciences Branch. Rubinstein, who is a research psychologist, has been working for ARL for just over two years. Prior to coming to Aberdeen Proving...

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    Dr. Joshua Rubinstein takes over as team lead for HRED's Visual Perception and Target Acquisition Research group
     
  • RDECOM Director presents West with 2012 Presidential Rank Award

    July 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Director Mr. Dale A. Ormond recently presented a 2012 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Professional to the Army Research Laboratory's Dr. Bruce J. West, senior scientist of mathematics and information science at ARL's Army Research Office and ARL Fellow, at the laboratory's Adelphi Laboratory...

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    RDECOM Director presents West with 2012 Presidential Rank Award
     
  • Underwater Robotics

    July 25, 2014

    Summertime for kids is supposed to be about relaxing, vacations and having fun with family and friends away from school, but for 22 teams of students from across Maryland, summer fun took on a new meaning during the fifth-annual SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition held June 21 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. SeaPerch is a challenging and innovative...

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    Underwater Robotics
     
  • Open Campus initiative fosters rewarding experience for guest researcher

    July 23, 2014

    The Army Research Laboratory's new Open Campus initiative is opening doors for researchers across the globe to collaborate with some of the Army's most talented scientists and engineers in research endeavors critical to our nation. Dr. Kainam Thomas Wong, an associate professor from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, recently spent a month's time conducting...

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  • ARL researcher goes to Yale to speak about human collaboration with intelligent agents

    July 21, 2014

    Dr. Jessie Chen from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Orlando, Fla., recently spoke to leading researchers in emotion science and social robotics with Department of Defense scientific leaders and Yale University students in the area of intelligent autonomous systems. The symposium/exchange provided a forum to discuss...

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    ARL researcher goes to Yale to speak about human collaboration with intelligent agents
     
 
 

Last Update / Reviewed: August 21, 2014