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New Army-Supported Research Paves Way to Shape-Changing Robotics

Researchers from academia worked with the U.S. Army to create small robots that would join together to form larger structures. The 3D printed robots, known as smart active particles or smarticles, may serve as a stepping stone towards the development of shape-changing, multi-modal systems, the Army said Friday.

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DARPA Seeks to Develop Genetics-Based Med Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a four-year effort to develop new genetics-based applications addressing two public health issues. DARPA said Thursday that its Preemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements or PREPARE program aims to control protective genes for defense against influenza and ionizing radiation. 

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DOE NNSA Allots $50M for Academia-Led Nonproliferation R&D

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration is investing $50M in grants supporting research and development efforts on nonproliferation over the next five years. NNSA said Thursday it will provide $5M per year to two university research consortia to integrate academic studies with National Laboratory applications in nuclear science and security.

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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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House Subcommittee Kicks Off Hearing Series on AI Tech

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s information technology subcommittee conducted the first session of a three-part hearing series about artificial intelligence Wednesday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said in a statement published Wednesday the subcommittee will meet with several industry professionals and government stakeholders in an effort to establish criteria that can …

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NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 13 research proposals that cover technologies in various areas, such as additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, parachute inflation dynamics, …

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ONR Holds 9th Annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia

The Office of Naval Research held the ninth annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia in which 13 high school and college student teams participated in robotics programming and development activities. Teams had to complete two mandatory tasks that tested the design quality and propulsion, speed, navigation and basic sensing functions of the …

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