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  • How a Behavioral Scientist Impacted the Operational USAF in Afghanistan

    Lieutenant Colonel Alex Barelka, PhD of the 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division (RHX), began a six-month deployment to Afghanistan last November to serve as Chief of Assessment for Strategic Communications. During his deployment, Barelka and a team of sociologists, political
  • 711th Human Performance Wing Researchers Awarded at MHSRS

    The Military Health System Research Symposium, MHSRS, is an annual event held for military personnel to distribute and discuss scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS also seeks to provide an avenue for planning and developing future research centered on optimizing care for the Uniformed Services in
  • X-51A flight ends prematurely

    The X-51A Waverider successfully launched from an Air Force B-52 bomber over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range Aug. 14 at approximately 11:36 a.m. PST.The X-51 safely separated from the B-52 and the rocket booster fired as planned. However after 16 seconds, a fault was identified with one of the cruiser control fins. Once the X-51
  • Air Force Funded Research and the Higgs Boson

    On 4 July, scientists at Geneva-based CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced they had found the Higgs boson, or something significantly like the Higgs boson. This piece of subatomic matter, dubbed the "God Particle," in physicist Leon Lederman's 1993 book of the same name, has been hunted since the early 1970s, but
  • Air Force hosts noted directed energy scientist at anniversary celebration

    On July 18, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by noted directed energy researcher Dr. Edl Schamiloglu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Schamiloglu's presentation was part of a continuing series of events planned throughout the
  • Speckles, completes the last UAV flight in Iraq

    A 38-pound unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a 10- foot wing span takes center stage as being the last UAV to take off and land in Iraq.Dubbed Speckles, the unmanned aerial vehicle system was a collaboration of three tiers, funded by Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), built by BAE Systems in Tucson, Ariz. and program
  • Air Force hosts internationally-recognized molecular biologist at anniversary celebration

    On April 25, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by noted biomimetic materials synthesis expert Dr. Rajesh R. Naik.An award-winning scientist with the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Dr. Naik gave a presentation entitled, "Hierarchically Assembled
  • AFOSR Celebrates Earth Day

    This weekend as the nation celebrated Earth Day, and many reflected on a few things they could do to help the environment, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research did the same -- continuing to review the environmental impacts of its basic research portfolio.But this is not a once-a-year exercise for AFOSR. The efficient use of energy has been
  • Nanolithography: Named one of "100 Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World"

    The recently published National Geographic special issue titled "100 Scientific Discoveries That Changed the World," leads off with a research program that began in 1997 when the Air Force Office of Scientific Research funded a Northwestern University researcher by the name of Chad Mirkin. AFOSR took a chance on a process called Dip-Pen
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Hosts Annual Program Spring Review

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will soon host its annual Spring Review from 5 through 9 March, 2012. This program review, to be held at 950 Glebe Road, Suite 210, in Arlington, Virginia, will be the 55th formally designated annual assessment of AFOSR's research portfolio. Since its establishment in 1951, AFOSR has been