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  • Army Research Laboratory names new vehicle technology director

    February 23, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 23, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory selected a new director for its Vehicle Technology Directorate, a 120-person operation that pursues mobility-related science and technology. The lab named Dr. Jaret C. Riddick to lead its science and technology efforts to develop advanced capabilities and improved reliability for...

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  • Army researchers are after cost-effective safer, lighter batteries

    February 21, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 21, 2018) -- Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology are focused on the development of batteries that improve the safety and energy density of ones currently found on the battlefield. The joint modeling and experimental work reports on the progress towards the discovery of novel solid state...

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  • Scientist beams over call out for warfare tech

    February 12, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 12, 2018) -- In a sea of dark suits that crowded into an elegant room at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C., sat one little girl in anticipation of her grandfather walking across the stage. Alexandra West, 12, jumped up with an air of confidence, calling out "that's my granddad," as the audience roared with applause. A person leaned from...

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  • Army model provides new insight into mysteries of failures in ceramic armor

    February 08, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Recent work by U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists has led to a model that can predict how ceramic compositions behave in different military situations, a challenge the research and defense communities have been trying to overcome for decades. Armor plate inserts used in current Soldier body armor is made of boron...

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  • Army-led effort demos new atomic effect for potential isotopic battery

    February 07, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 7, 2018) – A multinational research team led by Army scientists successfully induced a controlled release of stored isotopic energy using a physical effect involving atomic electrons that was proposed more than 40 years ago but never before demonstrated experimentally. Scientists said this significant scientific achievement marks...

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  • Army cuts ribbon for two new powerful supercomputers

    February 07, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 7, 2018) -- Officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for two new, powerful supercomputers, Jan. 31. About 50 people attended the ceremony. The systems, named Hellfire and Centennial, are upgrades for the lab's DOD Supercomputing Resource Center, and are part of a modernization...

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  • Researchers develop new tools to train robots

    February 06, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 6, 2018)-- Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and The University of Texas at Austin have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor. The findings of the study were presented and published Monday at the Thirty-Second Association...

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  • Army research leading to materials of the future wins national award

    February 06, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Army research that resulted in the first real-time visualization of single polymer chain growth was named "Research of the Year" by Chemical and Engineering News. This research helps the Army address ever-evolving threats by expanding its understanding of polymers, specifically how they grow and how to manipulate their...

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  • Army leaders review materials enterprise

    February 06, 2018

    BALTIMORE (Feb. 6, 2018) -- The Enterprise for Multiscale Research of Materials, or EMRM, conducted its biennial Research Management Board review Jan. 26 at Johns Hopkins University. More than 80 people participated in the meeting, including principal investigators and students from consortium universities, and researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The...

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  • Perconti named 2018 Federal Laboratory Director of the Year

    February 05, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 5, 2018) -- The Federal Laboratory Consortium named Dr. Philip Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, as its 2018 Director of the Year in a Feb. 2, 2018, announcement. The FLC is the formally chartered, nationwide network of more than 300 federal laboratories, agencies and research centers that fosters commercialization...

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  • Army researchers inspire Young Men of Color

    February 05, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 5, 2018) –- Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory West in Los Angeles recently participated in the Young Men of Color Conference at Loyola Marymount University. The students were from area Southern California middle and high schools. Sponsored by 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, the one-day event—themed...

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  • Army researcher coaches next-generation scientists, engineers

    February 02, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 2, 2018) -- A group of future researchers recently had the opportunity to work with a U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineer for a state robotics competition. Morris Berman, team leader of the ARL Advanced Power Packaging and Tactical Energy Networks Team in the Power Conditioning Branch, coached the team for the FIRST LEGO® League Maryland...

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Last Update / Reviewed: February 23, 2018