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DoD Units, Universities Test Air Platforms in GPS-Denied Environment

A group of Defense Department organizations and U.S. universities has tested various aircraft in an environment where global positioning system signal is degraded. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the week-long demonstration dubbed Developmental Test Navigation Festival was carried out in Edwards Air Force Base, California to evaluate aerial system performance in …

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Commerce Dept Awards Grants to 24 Universities Via Economic Devt Program Competition; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded $2.5 million in total grants to 24 universities and colleges as winners of a competition that seeks to build up regional economies and promote innovation. The department awarded the grants as part of the Economic Development Administration’s 2016 University Center Economic Development Program Competition, the …

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NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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NASA Picks 13 Universities for 15 Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to conduct studies on early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 15 research proposals that cover various technologies, such as payload devices for assistive free-flyers, integrated photonics for …

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NIH-Backed Research Team Creates Wireless Brain Implant with Nanotechnology

A team of neuroscientists at the Washington University and the University of Illinois has used nanotechnology manufacturing methods to develop a remote-controlled wireless implant technology for a brain activity research effort. The National Institutes of Health said Thursday the agency-backed research team tested the optofluidic implant’s potential to monitor neural …

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NSA Opening Cyber Research Labs at Univ. of Maryland, 3 Other Universities

The National Security Agency is investing nearly $8.2 million in cybersecurity research initiatives at four universities in the form of test laboratories, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that NSA has awarded science-of-security grants to the University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois. Each …

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Adam Russell: IARPA Explores Methods to Build Human Analytical Skills

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has kicked off a multi-year collaborative research effort to design new tools and work to help analysts solve complex problems. IARPA launched the Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-Solving project to further study cognitive skills in healthy and high-performing people, IARPA said Monday. “The long-term …

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