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NIST Funds 11 Universities, Organizations to Conduct Research on Natural Disaster Impact on Structures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has provided $6.6M in grant funds to 11 universities and organizations to conduct research that will provide greater insight into the effects of natural disasters on manmade structures in order to gain knowledge for improved building practices. 

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DARPA Seeks System to Produce Resources From Recycled Waste

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched an effort to develop scalable resource production systems that use military waste as base materials. The ReSource program aims to produce systems that convert waste into on-demand supplies such as chemical lubricants, food and water as needed, DARPA said Wednesday

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DHS S&T Holds Meeting with 5 Research and Development Council, Int’l Partners

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate met with New York City's 5 Research and Development Council to review research, development, test and evaluation initiatives in public safety and security.  5RD Council members also visited DHS S&T's National Urban Security Technology Laboratory and were lectured on the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, the agency said Thursday

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David Norquist Discusses Analytics, AI at Senate Confirmation Hearing

David Norquist, the White House’s nominee for deputy defense secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said he wants the Department of Defense to advance its use of artificial intelligence, data analytics and other emerging technologies to implement the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Norquist, who serves as DoD comptroller, told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing Wednesday about the potential benefits of AI. 

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OMB Seeks Feedback on Data Use for AI R&D Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget is looking for public input on the use of federal data sets and models to support artificial intelligence research and development initiatives. According to a Federal Register notice posted Wednesday, such data may be used to accelerate AI development as part of the national AI strategic plan and support efforts to establish “trustworthiness” in the technology.

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U.S. Naval Research Laboratory ‘Connects the Dots’ for Quantum Networks

Naval Research Laboratory has created a quantum science technique designed to release single photos or individual light particles of the same color. NRL said Monday that its new technique compresses quantum dots to produce photons that could be less than millionth a meter away from each other.

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NSF to Invest in Quantum Technology Projects

The National Science Foundation plans to support research efforts to further explore quantum science in the technology areas of computing, communications, sensors and simulation, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association reported Monday. NSF will help selected research institutes address quantum-related scientific, technological, educational and workforce objectives under the Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program.

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DOE Allots Funds for Collaborative Energy Research

The Department of Energy is investing $17 million in nine projects to generate energy for the country's underserved and remote regions. DOE said Monday that it selected projects tackling a variety of energy research topics including chemistry, fusion energy, solar energy and fuel cells.

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