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  • AFOSR Forging New International Collaborations

    As part of an ongoing effort to expand the horizon of scientific knowledge through international liaison and leadership, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in collaboration with Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) organized a Program Review to explore U.S./Australia basic science collaborations in Materials and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2010 Nobel Winner Andre Geim Explores New Graphene Property

    Andre Geim and his team at the University of Manchester continue the quest to uncover unique and unexpected graphene properties. A mysterious new property of graphene has been discovered by one of the British Nobel Prize-winning scientists who first created what has been described as a new "wonder material."It was less than two years ago that
  • Air Force hosts computer scientist at anniversary celebration

    On Jan. 30, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by computer scientist Dr. Dina Katabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Katabi's presentation was part of a continuing series of events planned throughout the coming year as part of AFOSR's 60th anniversary celebration. Dr. Katabi
  • Polarization Imaging: Seeing Through the Fog of War

    New circular polarizing filter may replace existing multi-layer approach to achieve the ability to see through dust and clouds. As sophisticated as the human eye is, it does not compare to what the latest scientific achievement has to offer in enhancing what can be visually perceived. Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR),
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