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  • Army converts heat to electricity at record high rates, breakthrough research shows

    August 10, 2018

    ADELPHI, MD. (Aug. 10, 2018) - U.S. Army Research Laboratory-funded research at the University of Michigan has resulted in demonstrating a new approach for more effectively converting heat into electricity. The research focused on fundamental improvements to an approach traditionally referred to as thermophotovoltaics, or TPV, and such technologies that are...

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  • Army engages small businesses in science, technology competition

    August 07, 2018

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (Aug. 9, 2018) -- The U.S. Army is on the hunt for innovative science and technology solutions. Small and nontraditional businesses have begun pitching new ideas to panels of Army scientists and engineers in five cities across the country, all with the hope of winning cash prizes and building a working relationship with the Army S&T community. "There's...

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  • Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere

    August 06, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Aug. 6, 2018) -- Army researchers have designed a computer model that more effectively calculates the behavior of atmospheric turbulence in complex environments, including cities, forests, deserts and mountainous regions. This new technology could allow Soldiers to predict weather patterns sooner using the computers at hand and more effectively...

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  • Army Research Office conducts annual anti-terrorism exercise

    July 31, 2018

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (July 30, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office recently conducted its annual anti-terrorism and force protection exercise. The exercise was conducted in close coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, Durham County Sheriff's Office, Durham County Emergency Management and the Durham County...

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  • Army's new 3-D printed shape-shifting soft robots crawl, jump, grab

    July 26, 2018

    ADELPHI, MD. (July 26, 2018) - New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip wire or crawl under a vehicle - all complex Army-relevant functions impossible for humans to perform safely. Investigators at the Army's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN), located at MIT, have developed...

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  • Army lab hosts West Point professor for energy research

    July 24, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 23, 2018) -- A visiting West Point professor at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is studying ways that the Army can bolster energy efficiency and, in turn, save lives abroad. Lt. Col. Corey James, a 1999 graduate of West Point, will work alongside ARL researchers until mid-August. As shown in recent conflicts, the Army relies on vast...

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  • Army engineer talks at prestigious international conference

    July 23, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 23, 2018) -- A U.S. Army Research laboratory electronics engineer recently participated as an invited speaker and judge at the 76th Device Research Conference held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Mahesh Neupane, who is based at ARL West in Los Angeles, California, attended the conference to speak about his work centered...

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  • Army makes inroads toward tripling the energy of explosives

    July 18, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 18, 2018) -- A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Washington State University have discovered a new type of energetic material that could have triple the energy content of well-known explosives for the Army of 2050 and beyond. So, how exactly does one begin the process of tripling the energy content of explosives? Simple...

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  • Army technology competition, deadline reached to submit proposals

    July 12, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 12, 2018) -- Small business entrepreneurs from across the country have jumped at an opportunity hoping to catch the attention of the U.S. Army and being selected for the next round of a technology competition to pitch novel technology solutions directly to Army leadership. As of midnight on July 11, the Army received more than 340 white papers...

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  • Army researchers suggest uncertainty may be key in battlefield decision making

    July 10, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 10, 2018) -- Army researchers have discovered that being initially uncertain when faced with making critical mission-related decisions based on various forms of information may lead to better overall results in the end. Army collaborative research has studied networked teams and asked the following question: "Does the uncertainty regarding...

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  • Army researchers organize AI robotics workshops at top academic conferences

    July 09, 2018

    ADELPHI, MD (July 9, 2018) -- Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory co-organized a workshop on adversarial robotics at the prestigious Robotics Science and Systems Conference held at Carnegie Mellon Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June 30. Workshop participants identified and codified the challenges in the emerging area of adversarial...

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  • Army researchers teaching robots to be more reliable teammates for Soldiers

    July 05, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 5, 2018) -- Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions...

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Last Update / Reviewed: August 15, 2018