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  • Faster and More Efficient Software for the Air Force

    Researchers at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln have addressed the issue of faulty software by developing an algorithm and open source tool that is 300 times faster at generating tests and also reduces current software testing time.The new algorithm has potential to increase the efficiency of the software testing process across systems.The
  • Air Force-Funded Research is Shattering Traditional Notions of Laser Limits

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research and National Science Foundation-funded professor, Dr. Xiang Zhang has demonstrated at the University of California, Berkeley the world's smallest semiconductor laser, which may have applications to the Air Force in communications, computing and bio-hazard detection.The semiconductor, called a plasmon, can
  • Exploring the Boundaries of Turbulence Wins Honors for Caltech Researcher

    An Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded researcher is exploring the physics of turbulence, including the potential impact of turbulence on flows, which are of interest to the Air Force. The researcher, Dr. Beverley J. McKeon of California Institute of Technology is using both new and traditional diagnostic materials to produce simplified
  • New Algorithms for Computerized, Large-Scale Surveillance

    A recent AFOSR-funded technology should enable the Air Force to achieve advances in object and target detection technology by using sophisticated algebraic theories called groups, rings and fields. Better detection methods will allow for effective reviewing of photographic, video and radar images to facilitate military planning and order of
  • Research Continues on Secure, Mobile, Quantum Communications

    Researcher Dr. David H. Hughes of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. is leading a team investigating long-distance, mobile optical links imperative for secure quantum communications capabilities in theater. Hughes and his Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded team have conducted high data-rate experiments using an optical
  • Air Force invests over $14M for 2010 Young Investigators Research Program

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately 14.6 million in grants to 38 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 have
  • Researcher Honored for Experimental Work in Nanotechnology

    Air Force-funded researcher, Dr. Óscar Custance from the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan has been chosen for the 2009 Feynman Prize for Experimental Work in Nanotechnology for his research in atomic-scale precision. The results of this research could someday lead to more effective catalysts for the production of hydrogen
  • Nanosatellites Expected to Benefit from Advanced Propulsion Technology

    A University of Michigan professor is developing an electric rocket thruster, NanoFET, that uses nanoparticle electric propulsion and enables spacecraft to travel faster and with less propellant than previous technology allowed. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is funding Professor Alec D. Gallimore's research because particle electric
  • AFOSR: Providing the U.S. Air Force with Nearly 60 Years of Energy Innovation

    October is Energy Awareness Month. While many may give this once-a- year reminder a passing thought, the efficient use of energy has been part of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research portfolio since its founding in 1951. AFOSR, responsible for the entire basic research effort of the United States Air Force, first engaged in energy related
  • AFOSR Deepens Commitment to the Latin American Science Community

    The Southern Office of Aerospace Research and Development, an international detachment of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, recently conducted its first basic research initiative meeting to discover talented researchers and create meaningful partnerships in Latin America. This program provides the opportunity to work together and