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  • Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton accepts MV-22 Osprey for research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Naval Medical Research Unit of Dayton (NAMRU-D) accepted Aircraft 24, a decommissioned Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, for aerospace medicine research on Dec. 19.  "The MV-22 will be used to conduct static aerospace medical research in an effort to provide solutions toward preventing
  • AFRL licenses antibody breakthrough for humanitarian use

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Natural or man-made disasters can result in large-scale catastrophes for vast populations, but through a technology licensing agreement with local innovators, the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is looking to ease the burden and put bio-technology to use for
  • Materials engineer finds second calling as historic novelist

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- On the grim evening of April 14, 1865, a horrible event sent shock waves throughout a nation struggling to heal, opening fresh wounds and throwing the country into a long period of mourning.  President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth as he attended a
  • AFRL researcher climbs Mt. Aconcagua for science

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research engineering psychologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory here began his ascent of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, Dec. 8 in efforts to gather data on the potential military use of altitude tents as well as the effects of altitude on cognition. Kevin Schmidt, along with
  • AFRL team takes top honors at international Artificial Intelligence competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As part of an increased commitment to autonomy research, a team from the Air Force Research Laboratory here entered and won the Large-Scale Movie Description Challenge at the 2017 International Conference on Computer Vision in Venice, Italy, Oct. 22-29, 2017.“International open competitions such as the LSMDC
  • AFRL research to enable next-gen flexible, wireless communications

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Next generation military and civilian applications require the ability to transfer more data, faster, at a high level of quality. As the size of devices continue to decrease and unique form factors enter the technology space, researchers are challenged to find material solutions to make more efficient
  • AFRL shares AgilePod data with industry to further development

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is sharing the technical data package for AgilePod with the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) community to further the development of compatible sensor products. AgilePod is a multi-intelligence, open architecture, reconfigurable prototype designed for the
  • AFRL-Carroll High School iGEM team earns Gold in Boston

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A Carroll High School academic team, mentored by CHS teachers and Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, earned a gold medal at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston, Nov. 9-13. This team, whose clever Twitter handle is @iGEMLabPats, presented its project
  • Jet engine inventor’s son visits AFRL: Father’s legacy continues to thrive

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What happens when you mix a 22-year-old self-taught aeronautical engineer and Royal Air Force pilot, with a slide rule, a solid background in math, and an idea? Well, you get the birth of the jet age.In 1928 Frank Whittle wrote a thesis entitled “Future Developments in Aircraft Design” where he proved, by
  • Nobel Laureate returns to AFRL to talk determination, discovery

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Dan Shechtman visited the Air Force Research Laboratory on November 8, 2017, imparting his research, life experience, and words of wisdom to an audience of researchers as part of the AFRL Technical Mastery interactive lecture series.Shechtman worked in the Materials and