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March 28, 2017

For the Birds: New Prediction Method Sheds Brighter Light on Flight

Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at California’s Stanford University found a new way to study a birds’ wings during flight, possibly impacting future designs of bio-inspired drones, robots and unmanned aerial vehicles.

March 27, 2017

High-Tech Training Tool Aids Air Force Weather Forecasting Students

A 48-inch carbon fiber globe, used in concert with computers, high-end graphics cards and video projectors, serves as an educational aid for Air Force weather forecasting students at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

March 23, 2017

DoD Officials Discuss Countering WMD, Threats Posed By Synthetic Biology

Senior defense officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on DoD programs for countering traditional weapons of mass destruction and plans for countering a new threat posed by use of synthetic biology tools.

March 23, 2017

Army Researcher: Sleep, Readiness Go Hand in Hand

Many soldiers already know they should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but more than half of them probably get six or less, and that can have an adverse effect on their performance and health, said Army Col. (Dr.) Vincent Mysliwiec, a sleep researcher.

March 23, 2017

Stratcom: Integrating Space With Other Warfare Domains is Key to Deterrence

Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said in Washington, D.C.

March 9, 2017

Pentagon Announces Research Equipment Award Recipients

The Defense Department announced awards to 160 university researchers at 84 institutions totaling $47 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

March 1, 2017

DoD Officials Discuss Future Vertical Lift ‘Family of Systems’

The future of rotary-wing or vertical lift aircraft across the services is the focus of a Defense Department initiative that seeks to improve the speed, range, refueling and interoperability capabilities across the military services, DoD officials said.

Feb. 28, 2017

New Information System Conserves Marine Corps’ Dollars, Energy

The Marine Corps has installed a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure system at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, that replaces traditional computer servers and combines storage and compute functions into a single machine to save money, energy and space.

Feb. 27, 2017

Air Force to Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition to MQ-9 Reaper

The Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft early next year to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.

Feb. 27, 2017

Face Of Defense: Air Force Doctor Solves NASA’s Human Waste Problem

A military surgeon has helped to solve a long-term problem for astronauts. Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon outdid more than 5,000 competitors and won first place in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge after inventing promising solutions for managing human waste in space.

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