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hybrid-3-d printing AFRL, Harvard researchers invent new method of hybrid 3-D printing for flexible electronics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight.A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and
0 10/17
2017
AgilePod AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’ “AgilePod was
0 10/16
2017
DAYTON, Ohio - Miguel Maldonado, Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels and Energy branch chief, performs on the timbales as part of the band Rondalla de Puerto Rico during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Parade in Dayton, Ohio Sept. 16, 2017. AFRL recruited Maldonado from Puerto Rico after college and he’s spent the last 30 years bringing Latin culture to the local area.(Courtesy photo/Miguel Maldonado) Puerto Rican engineer embraces opportunity, mentorship
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Miguel Maldonado is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Fuels and Energy branch chief here. Born in New York City, he moved from Harlem back to his family’s native Puerto Rico when he was 10. He said his family had initially moved to the United States’ mainland seeking better opportunities and returned to
0 10/10
2017
Milissa Griesenbrock, Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels and Energy branch co-lead for High Impact Technology 1 - Fuel Science and research chemist, gives a tour of a fuel system simulator. The FSS simulates time and temperature heat loads along the flow pathway of jet fuel in order to investigate impacts of different fuel chemistries on real and simulated hardware. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) AFRL Fuels & Energy enables future of flight
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Besides the octane rating and price, most drivers probably don’t think too much about the fuel they put in their cars. And, with modern engines and normal driving conditions, that’s probably OK for the mass majority. But, what about a supersonic F-35 Lightning, a fully loaded-down C-17 Globemaster III flying
0 10/10
2017
Biological Science presentation for ARAP Tri-Service effort leverages synthetic biology expertise to address future warfighter needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Taking advantage of Department of Defense research laboratory expertise in chemistry, biology, computer science and material science and engineering, a collaborative, $45 million tri-service effort is changing the way the DoD exploits biological systems to meet the unique needs and challenges of defense
0 9/27
2017
Combatives instruction at Tech Warrior AFRL Tech Warrior instructors train scientists, engineers in practical warfighter skills
FAIRBORN, Ohio – To train a scientist or engineer to think ‘outside of the lab’ is no small task, but it’s one that the silent professionals of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Tech Warrior training exercise take to heart, as they train laboratory experts to succeed in the battlefield environment. “We take scientists out of the lab and let them
0 9/22
2017
Wright Cycle Shop AFRL researchers trace history of innovation during Aviation Heritage Tour
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A group of military and civilian scientists, staff and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate visited significant aviation history sites across Dayton during a Heritage Tour, September 13.The event, part of the directorate’s centennial celebration
0 9/19
2017
TW2016, NCMR Fairborn, OH AFRL to host Tech Warrior 2017 exercise
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory will hold a home station deployment exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) in Fairborn, Ohio, September 19-29.Tech Warrior 2017 provides AFRL scientists and engineers the opportunity to experience field, mobility and combat skills training to gain a
0 9/18
2017
3-D rendering of a Twistron Yarn AFRL researchers ‘twist’ yarns for electrical energy, power
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly. Carbon nanotube-based “twistron” yarns, developed in collaboration with researchers from the AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate along
0 9/11
2017
Liquid Metal Alloys briefing Linking form with function: AFRL’s flex team drives future tech capabilities for the warfighter
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Led by Dr. Benji Maruyama and comprised of a cadre of energetic, innovative, high-performing scientists and engineers, the members of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Flexible Materials and Processing Team take comprehension of soft matter to a new level.“We take a basic understanding of soft, flexible
0 8/09
2017
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