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Silkworm Cocoons Could Could be Used for Military Gear

Car panels made of silkworm cocoons, clothing that can camouflage the wearer at the flick of a switch and a “smart” shirt with a phone and power source embedded in the fabric.

Scientists have made breakthroughs that could eventually make… Full Story


Moving Closer to Cognitive Radio for Army

The Joint Program Executive Office for Joint Tactical Radio Systems is moving closer to its vision of Cognitive Radio, a concept engineered to allow a family of software-programmable radios to better use portions of the available
spectrum, service officials… Full Story


Boeing Exec Plays Down 787’s Potential as Refueler

The composite body Boeing 787 is expected to revolutionize commercial air travel over the next decade, but don’t expect an aerial tanker version anytime soon.

Jim Albaugh, the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, downplayed the notion of creating… Full Story


US Army Wants Wireless Battery Charging Everywhere

Tomorrow’s soldiers may get hands-free helmet displays and mobile computers to track friendly troop locations on the battlefield ― but they still need to recharge the batteries. The U.S. Army wants to make charging similarly hands-free by putting cordless charging… Full Story

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Army to Test Microsoft’s Kinect in Helicopter Cockpits

Motion-tracking game technology found in American living rooms has a shot at making its way into U.S. military helicopters. The Army envisions Microsoft’s Kinect system as a low-cost solution for smarter cockpits that track what pilots see or do — opening the… Full Story


Underwater Robot Face Off

With a national title on the line, student teams from across the country are competing with their underwater robots in the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded championship in Manassas Park, Va.

The 2012 National SeaPerch Challenge brings top teams from middle and high school… Full Story

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Could the Navy Ever Build a Flying Aircraft Carrier?

Moviegoers can easily recognize flights of fancy when they see the Avengers assemble aboard the flying “Helicarrier” aircraft carrier in Hollywood’s latest superhero blockbuster. But could the U.S. Navy ever build the fantastical military marvel if it wanted a flying… Full Story


Marines Put Water Purification Systems to the Test

Water purification specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, put their water purification systems to the test on a Moroccan beach, during the bi-lateral exercise named African Lion 2012.

The Marines assembled a Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) and Lightweight Water… Full Story


Lockheed Martin Delivers Last C-5 Galaxy To USAF

Lockheed Martin has completed delivery of the 79th and final C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the current Avionics Modernization Program at a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 27.

“We are very proud of our AMP team,” said Greg Ulmer,… Full Story


Power Prosthetics Propel Service Members to Better Lives

Marine Corps Cpl. Garrett Carnes was on a clearing mission in Afghanistan‘s southern Helmand province in February when he stepped on a pressure plate that exploded and cost him both legs.

Proving his newfound flexibility with the Biom ankle and… Full Story