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  • Recycle center adds to arsenal of ‘green’ disposal systems

    The base recycling center has added a new weapon to its arsenal of environmentally friendly disposal systems. A Shred-Tech 25 shredder that can handle one ton of paper each hour was purchased in February for $50,000, said Bill Meinerding, an environmental engineer in the 88th Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate. The shredder is used to
  • SARC helps promote awareness, provide support

    Simone Koram, the base coordinator for sexual assault response and wingman activities, is partnering with base organizations in an effort to more fully explain her organizational missions and goals. To that end, she conducted a meeting July 26 with representatives from the Base Enlisted Advisory Council, the Company Grade Officers Council and the
  • Air Force Research Laboratory technology results in improved firefighting vehicles

    Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Airbase Technology Division scientists at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. have developed ultra high pressure water firefighting technology that will result in smaller, leaner and air transportable fire trucks. Starting in Fiscal Year 2008, these new trucks can be deployed in sets of
  • Cryogenic Community Honors Air Force-Funded Researcher

    A materials science researcher, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, received the Cryogenic Materials Award for Lifetime Achievements during the International Cryogenic Materials Conference. The July event was held in Chattanooga, Tenn. Professor David Larbalestier, director of Florida State University's Applied Superconductivity
  • Air Force Funds Research on Self-Healing Materials

    A research team at the University of Illinois, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is creating new, cutting-edge structural microvascular materials which will have repetitive, self-healing capabilities as well as self-cooling behavior. Professor Scott White and his colleagues are developing a technique for fabricating
  • Two AFOSR-Funded Scientists Awarded National Medals of Science

    Two Medal of Science Awardees to be honored at the White House July 27th by President George W. Bush have been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to people who are "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding
  • Researcher Investigates Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded research, led by Dr. David Goldhaber-Gordon of Stanford University is creating transistors based on carbon nanotubes, ultrathin tubes of carbon a few atoms in width. According to Dr. Harold Weinstock, "Dr. Goldhaber-Gordon was chosen to give the inaugural seminar because he is one of this country's
  • High School Students Compete at Joint Service Sponsored National Science Competition

    Several hundred high school students from across the United States and the Department of Defense Dependent Schools system in Europe and Asia gathered here recently for the DoD-sponsored 45th annual Joint Science and Humanities Symposium or JSHS. Eighteen undergraduate tuition scholarships funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory through the Air
  • Engineers Select Air Force Basic Research Program Manager for Fellowship

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. recently selected an Air Force Office of Scientific Research program manager here as a Fellow for its class of 2007. IEEE selected Dr. Harold Weinstock, AFOSR's Quantum Electronic Solids Research Program Manager, on factors that included leadership and research in the field of
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Supports Team America Rocketry Challenge

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here manned an exhibit and provided information to hundreds of participants and attendees at the 5th Annual Team America Rocketry Challenge national finals recently at the 250-acre Great Meadow Outdoor Center near The Plains, Virginia. The day started off with the flyover of a F-117A Stealth fighter from