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Report: China’s Quantum Tech Research Efforts Spark Concern in US

China has outpaced the U.S. in regards to producing patents for quantum technology over the past decade and some scientists say the Trump administration has voiced its concern about the number of Chinese students in the U.S. involved in quantum science studies and other sensitive scientific areas, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

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Army Secures Patent for Net Grenades to Disable Drones

The U.S. Army patented a net-carrying grenade-sized weapon that the service built to catch and deter unmanned aerial systems, C4ISRnet reported Monday. The grenade works in a standard 40mm launcher and features sensors that detect the target before launching the net onto the drones. Initial testing of the tool showed it can effectively engage and stop a UAS threat, according to the patent

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Army Obtains Patent for New Projectile Launcher Design

An employee of the U.S. Army has obtained a patent for a new projectile launcher he designed to help minimize munition weight and volume for future similar platforms. Paul Jackson from the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center built a fixed high-low pressure system within the launcher system instead of …

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USPTO Issues Patent for Naval Research Lab’s Seawater Carbon & Hydrogen Extraction Process

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module‘s seawater carbon and hydrogen extraction process developed by the Naval Research Laboratory’s material science and technology division. NRL researchers designed E-CEM  to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas, materials needed to produce synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels, the U.S. Navy …

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USPTO’s Bill Brantley Unveils Beta Version of Open Data Portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a beta version of its open data portal that  works to provide a platform to access patent data and drive collaboration between application developers. Bill Brantley, USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy training administrator, writes in a post published Wednesday on DigitalGov the portal features patent and trademark …

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Mary Miller Named DoD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Engineering

Mary Miller, formerly deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for research and technology, has been named principal deputy assistant secretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department’s office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Miller’s appointment to the Senior Executive …

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Science Alert Report: US Navy Seeks to Predict Pirate Attacks With AI

The U.S. Navy has filed a patent application for a computer method that works to predict the probability of a pirate attack through the use of artificial intelligence, Science Alert reported Thursday. David Nield writes the algorithm uses the Monte Carlo method for probability distribution to collect data on pirate behavior, local …

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