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  • 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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  • 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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  • ARL inspires APG youth toward STEM fields through mentoring, building robots

    February 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. - The gymnasium at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Youth Center was quickly transformed into a technology production plant for the more than one hundred students who attended the National Engineering Week 2011 two-hour workshop Jan. 25, sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory and its funding partner, the National Defense Education Program. Event...

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  • Allender inducted into Senior Executive Service

    February 02, 2011

    Dr. Laurel Allender, director of ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate, was inducted into the Senior Executive Service (SES) on Jan. 13, 2011 during a ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Allender was recently selected for the SES and appointed HRED's director by the Secretary of the Army. During the ceremony, ARL Director John Miller...

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  • Allender named SES member and HRED director

    January 07, 2011

    Dr. Laurel Allender was recently announced as the Army Research Laboratory's newest member of the Senior Executive Service and she has been named director of the Human Research and Engineering Directorate by the Secretary of the Army. In an announcement, ARL Director John Miller expressed congratulations and noted his full support of Allender as she takes...

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  • Robotics systems that 'sniff out' chemicals could lead to better Soldier, homeland defense protection

    December 16, 2010

    Dr. William Benard, clean room manager for the Army Research Laboratory, holding a microelectronic chip. Unprecedented research advances in robotic systems that can essentially sniff out chemical agents are underway as a result of collaborative research and funding from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. ARL's robust, cross-directorate research...

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  • Scientists turn to tiny creatures for bio-inspired Soldier systems

    December 13, 2010

    Common fly. U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists are looking to some of nature's smallest creatures - those that crawl, climb and fly - for inspiration in developing next-generation technology for complex Soldier systems. The gecko, mantis shrimp and even pesky houseflies are among the tiniest creatures ARL scientists are investigating to...

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  • Robot 'thinks' its way through obstacle course at Army Science Conference

    December 07, 2010

    University of Pennsylvania's "Pelican" flying robot navigated itself over, under and through obstacles during the Army Science Conference, highlighting the breakthroughs in autonomous research the Army Research Lab is funding. Smarter, smaller and more mobile robots the Army Research Laboratory helped fund captured attendees' attention at the 27th...

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Last Update / Reviewed: September 19, 2014