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posted in May 2012
LED Streetlights Have Bright Future
News 
5/30/2012  21 comments
Cree Inc. is marketing a series of lights designed to compete directly with products that use sodium vapor technology.
Army Tests Lightweight Machine Gun
News 
5/30/2012  12 comments
The Army has contracted with Textron Systems to design a lighter-weight machine gun than the one currently used in Afghanistan.
Slideshow: Robots Creeping & Crawling Into New Territory
Blog 
5/25/2012  52 comments
Robots modeled after animals, insects, and worms are being developed for military and first-responder applications.
Sensors Determine Effects of Explosions on Military Personnel
News 
5/25/2012  12 comments
The Department of Defense is testing a device meant to gauge the effects of bomb or shrapnel blasts.
All Systems Go for Composites' Trip to Jupiter
Engineering Materials 
5/23/2012  20 comments
A carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic composite material forms an optical bench on the Juno spacecraft, scheduled to arrive at Jupiter in 2016.
Army's Rocket-Intercept System Hits the Mark
News 
5/22/2012  17 comments
A next-generation guided ammunition system for intercepting enemy fire that Lockheed Martin is developing for the Army has hit its targets in an initial series of tests by the company.
Web Apps Help Police Coastal Waters
News 
5/21/2012  10 comments
The Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research are funding the design of Web applications that will help protect and police coastal waters.
DARPA Device Cleans Wounded Soldiers' Blood
News 
5/18/2012  11 comments
The Department of Defense is designing a device that can virtually cure sepsis, an often fatal blood infection to which soldiers injured on the battlefield are prone.
Renewable Energy Grids Power Soldiers
News 
5/17/2012  12 comments
The Army is exploring new designs to get power to soldiers using renewable forms of energy.
Disposable Satellite System Sees Soldiers
News 
5/16/2012  19 comments
DARPA's SeeMe program will allow soldiers to communicate directly with satellites using handheld devices that will give them location information and images.
Prosthetic Limbs Mimic Soldiers' Movements
News 
5/14/2012  10 comments
The Army is working with the medical prosthetics industry to provide more flexible and customized prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers.
Wearable Batteries Unburden Soldiers
News 
5/11/2012  18 comments
Batteries are the latest item the US military is seeking to create out of lighter materials to reduce the burden soldiers carry in the field.
NASA Explores Humanoid Robot Design
News 
5/8/2012  14 comments
NASA is exploring the potential for human robot design with Robonaut 2, a humanoid machine currently assisting astronauts on the International Space Station.
Military Designs Artillery Shells With Reactive Materials
News 
5/7/2012  12 comments
The Army's Advanced Materials Lab wants to use structured reactive materials to increase the destructive power of shells.
'Ironman' Ammunition Carrier Lightens Soldiers' Loads
News 
5/4/2012  8 comments
Army soldiers have been inspired by the film Predator to design a backpack-like ammunition-feeding system to lighten the load in combat.
Tiny Military Camera Sees Through Fog
Product News 
5/3/2012  20 comments
A one-inch cube camera that sees through fog and smoke at short-wave infrared spectra is small and light enough to be handheld or mounted onto helmets and weapon systems.
Army Concept Vehicle Can Double as Electricity Generator
News 
5/3/2012  10 comments
A new Army concept combat vehicle maximizes fuel efficiency and can generate power in remote areas.
Navy Provides Sneak Peek of Next-Gen Warship
News 
5/2/2012  22 comments
The next-generation Navy warship, the DDG 1002 Zumwalk Class Warship, is being designed and built by General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works. It is expected to go on line in fiscal 2018.
Uniform Would Detect Wounds on the Battlefield
News 
5/1/2012  15 comments
The DoD is looking for a small business to design an intelligent soldier uniform that can monitor overall health and identify if and where a soldier has been wounded.




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