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  • AFOSR Awards Grants to 43 Scientists and Engineers Through its Young Investigator Research Program

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $16.5 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who
  • Nobel Prize Winning Graphene Research Highlights AFOSR-Funded Physicists

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, announced recently the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Professor Andre Geim and Dr. Konstantin Novoselov from the University of Manchester for their 2004 graphene research.Mr. Geim and Dr. Novoselov achieved science's highest honor by isolating and measuring the properties of a
  • AFOSR-Supported YIP Research Leads to Algorithms that Deflect Network Attackers

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Research Program is enabling new scientists and engineers with exceptional ability to do creative basic research, enhance their career development and develop tools and techniques. The current researchers are using the program with algorithms to improve the security of the Global
  • AFRL concludes Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance flight testing

    The 103rd flight signaled the final effort in this phase of testing for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System, part of the Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology/Fighter Risk Reduction Program.Air Force Research Laboratory researchers, in conjunction with the Air Force Flight Test Center and NASA Dryden have been putting the system
  • Commemorative flight planned Oct. 2 from Huffman Prairie Flying Field

    Weather permitting, a look alike Wright B Flyer will takeoff here early Saturday morning, Oct. 2, to reenact the first delivery of cargo by air. The flight originating from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will include a turn over historic Huffman Prairie Flying Field, from where nearly 100 years ago Phil Parmelee, a pilot working with the Wright
  • Physicists Observe Electron Ejected from Atom for First Time

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported physicists at the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, became the first researchers to observe the motion of an atom's valence or outermost
  • Tiny MAVs May Someday Explore and Detect Environmental Hazards

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored researcher, Dr. Robert Wood of Harvard University is leading the way in what could become the next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles for the Air Force. His basic research is on track to evolve into robotic, insect-scale devices for monitoring and exploration of hazardous environments,
  • Portable Laser Backpack Revolutionizes 3D Mapping

    A portable, laser backpack for 3D mapping has been developed at the University of California, Berkeley, where it is being hailed as a breakthrough technology capable of producing fast, automatic and realistic 3D mapping of difficult interior environments.Research leading to the development of the reconnoitering backpack, was funded by the Air Force
  • Human Performance Wing developing analysis tool that can track anomalous behavior

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, Anticipate and Influence Behavior Division, Behavior Modeling Branch, or 711 HPW/RHXB, is developing an analysis tool that will help the military discover and track unusual behavior in a city setting to help avert criminal or dangerous behavior that could have deadly consequences.The
  • AFRL gains High Power Microwave Institute

    As part of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program, the Office of the Secretary of Defense awarded a High-Power Microwave Institute to the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate here. High-Power Microwave technology can selectively degrade, disrupt or destroy electronic systems, disperse