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  • Air Force Launches Young Investigators Research Program With $6.3 Million Investment

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here today announced it will award approximately $6.3 million in grants to 21 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's new Young Investigator Research Program. The program is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United
  • Computer Mouse, Kalman Filter Trace Origins to Air Force Basic Research Funding

    More than four decades after development, most technologies become distant memories after having been replaced by generations of newer and better products. Two developments from the early 1960s, however, brought about with the help of Air Force Office of Scientific Research funding, are still going strong. The computer mouse, which almost everyone
  • Waste-Eating Bacteria Research Explored as Power Source for Air Force Systems

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here recently awarded a 5-year grant to the University of Southern California worth approximately $4.5 million to lead a study on bioengineered fuel cells. USC will collaborate on the multidiscipline university research initiative - or MURI - with Rice University in Houston. Bioengineered fuel cells are
  • New EEO - Diversity Office stands up

    Myra Kennedy Fincher is no stranger to diversity and educational outreach programs. The supervisory equal employment manager has overseen the Air Force's first dedicated base Diversity Program Office since its creation here just over four years ago. Now she leads the newly established Wright-Patterson Air Force Base EEO - Diversity Office, bringing
  • Air War College, Futures Groups Meet, Discuss Technology Impact on Defense Industry

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here recently hosted a conference with representatives from the Air War College and the Air Force Futures Group. Participants included Air War College students who have been researching nanotechnology, biotechnology, directed energy, and cyberspace as part of the Air Force Futures Group study. Also
  • Research Managers Skillfully Navigate, Execute the Basic Research Funding Process

    Providing U.S. warfighters with a technological edge in battle is a huge responsibility and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here is actively involved in the process. Each year, AFOSR program mangers evaluate thousands of basic research proposals received from scientists and researchers worldwide. Each proposal is tied to a request for
  • National Helicopter Experts Gather to Discuss Aerodynamic Solutions for Brownout

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research program managers here recently organized a workshop of national experts to work the problem of helicopter brownout. At the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., AFOSR program managers - Drs. (Lt. Col.) Rhett W. Jefferies, Victor Giurgiutiu, and Fariba Fahroo - brought together experts in helicopter and
  • AFOSR: New Reliable Software Model Expected to Reduce Time and Cost for DoD

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research funded researchers at Kansas State University have developed a new model that could potentially reduce software development time and costs while improving aircraft mission control systems. The model is called Cadena and the work is being done at KSU's Laboratory for Specification, Analysis, and Transformation
  • Scientific American Article Names Researcher As One of Top 50 Technological Leaders

    An Air Force Office of Scientific Research funded researcher is included in the "2006 Scientific American List of 50 Leaders in Science and Technology" for building circuits using light at nanometer scales. Dr. Nader Engheta, professor of electrical and systems engineering and professor of bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania's School of
  • Air Force Researchers Use Terahertz Radiation, Metamaterials to Detect Dangerous Materials

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded scientists at the University of Bath, England, are using radiation to detect dangerous materials. To detect the materials - biological agents, chemical explosives, imperfections, contamination and hidden compartments found in confined spaces - scientists combine terahertz radiation and metamaterials