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  • Army launches new SHARP education and training tools

    March 12, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 5, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California recently launched new training applications to support the U.S. Army's sexual harassment/assault response and prevention, or SHARP program. The Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment...

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  • Social sensing emerges as a tool for Army leaders

    March 05, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (March 5, 2018) – Army and university scientists are turning to problems with social media to create social sensing as a scientific discipline. For the Army in particular, this emerging science space, they say, will better help commanders assess and comprehend the accuracy and true meaning of information on the battlefield. "Humans are...

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  • Army scientists help robots understand humans with board game idea

    February 28, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 28, 2018) -- Information scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Michigan have borrowed from the popular game "20 Questions," to make an important step towards helping robots maintain continuous and purposeful conversation with humans. They have developed an optimal strategy for asking a series of yes/no questions...

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  • Army Research Laboratory inducts newest senior executive

    February 27, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 27, 2018) – The U.S. Army inducted the newest member to its Senior Executive Service today during a ceremony at the Adelphi Laboratory Center. Cynthia (Cindy) M. Bedell, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, took the oath of office during an SES pinning and induction ceremony...

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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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