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  • Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Winners Announced

    May 05, 2011

    Orlando, Fla. - The U.S. Army recently announced the winners of the second annual Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge (FVWC) at the 2011 Defense GameTech Users' Conference. The goal of the open and global challenge is to discover innovative and interactive applications implemented in a virtual environment. The annual event is led by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's...

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  • ARL's improvements to helmet, bio threat detection technologies win Army-wide SBIR honors

    May 02, 2011

    A project led by WMRD's Dr. Shawn Walsh, that looks at improving combat helmets, and one led by ARO's Dr. Russell Harmon, that addresses stand-off and detection for explosive residues on vehicles, are two of the Army's 11 award recipients for the 2011 Army-wide honors for small business innovation research (SBIR). Walsh's project, "Low Cost Manufacturing...

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  • International Enterprise formed at ARL

    April 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) recently established an International Enterprise in an effort to better support the lab's scientists and engineers as they work to achieve the ARL mission and protect the lives of Soldiers. Dr. Jim Chang, chief scientist, believes there is a great need for the program. "The goal of the Enterprise is to facilitate...

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  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens new research area to help runners run right

    April 18, 2011

    Learning to run the right way, for scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries a year, could literally keep them on the road to good health but it could also save the U.S. military nearly $6 million spent yearly on new recruits who cannot complete basic combat training because they sustain stress fractures. Dr. Philip Crowell, biomechanics team leader...

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  • ARL Soldier announced as RDECOM Soldier of the Year

    April 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command announced its top noncommissioned officer and Soldier for the year April 1 during a ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Spc. Bernard Quackenbush, an avionics and survivability repair technician from the Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., took top...

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  • Mentoring Matters:ARL's launch of first Junior LEGO® League Competition in Harford County changes students' lives

    April 04, 2011

    CHURCHVILLE, Md. - When Churchville Elementary School student Mackenzie Klepsig was just four years old, her parents noticed that something was wrong with the way her body regulated heat. So they took her to John Hopkins hospital for weeks of tests, including an echocardiogram; all tests eventually ruled out thyroid and rheumatology problems. Her diagnosis...

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    Mentoring Matters:ARL's launch of first Junior LEGO® League Competition in Harford County changes students' lives
     
  • ARL researchers win coveted Army-wide environmental award

    March 28, 2011

    A team of U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) research scientists from the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, Weapon Acquisition, Small Program category earlier this year. The ARL team was part of a Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Environmental Acquisition and Logistics...

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  • Unburdening the Soldier through innovations in battery, power component technology

    March 15, 2011

    In a typical 72-hour mission in Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers carry seven types of batteries, or 70 individual batteries in all adding almost 20 pounds that U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists say can be reduced with advancements in battery technology research. ARL's Energy and Power Division, part of its Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD),...

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  • New ARL agreement to Virginia Tech, 11 STEM programs help spark student interest in STEM careers

    March 07, 2011

    Students at all stages of development will now benefit from a ground-breaking three-year, $17.2 million cooperative agreement to support the management and execution of a consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions that are formed to stimulate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and outreach, and highlight Defense...

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    New ARL agreement  to Virginia Tech, 11 STEM programs help spark student interest in STEM careers
     
  • Finnish Chief of Defence visits ARL's Simulation and Training Technology Center

    March 02, 2011

    ORLANDO - The Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC), an organization of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, hosted Lt. Gen. Markku Koli, Chief of Defence Command, Finnish Defence Forces. Gen. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited his counterpart to visit various installations with a...

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  • Frounfelker named NDIA Tester of the Year

    February 21, 2011

    Patricia Frounfelker was recently announced as receiving the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) 2010 Tester of the Year award for government civilians. She will be recognized for her achievements at the 27th annual National Test and Evaluation Conference in Tampa, Fla. on March 16, 2011. Dr. Paul Tanenbaum, director of ARL's Survivability/Lethality...

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  • ARL funding develops concepts in collective intelligence

    February 14, 2011

    By Dr. Joseph Myers, U.S. Army Research Office Information Sciences Directorate The newly-developed concept of collective intelligence could someday predict how an existing group or organization will perform on new tasks, help select group members from a population to form maximally-functional teams, and eventually do the same for groups made of humans...

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