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FCC Implements DHS Recommendations on New Wireless Emergency Alerts Tool

The Federal Communications Commission has implemented recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate in the FCC’s wireless emergency alerts platform in an effort to update that system. The WEA Report and Order has adopted the directorate’s recommendations on message effectiveness, increased character length, addition of URL …

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NASA Langley Research Center Team Eyes Virtual Reality Tech for Potential Mission Research Applications

NASA Langley Research Center employees are looking to utilize virtual reality systems for mission research to educational outreach purposes and other potential applications. The space agency said Wednesday virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR can replicate a real or imagined environment and simulate …

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NIH Issues $20M in Peripheral Nervous System Research Funds

The National Institutes of Health will provide approximately $20 million in funds to support research of the peripheral nervous system as part of the agency’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions program. NIH said Thursday it aims to help find new treatments for asthma, diabetes and nausea with additional goals to grow knowledge and address technology challenges. Goals of the biological …

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Army Research Lab: Nanotechnology has Potential to Advance Engine Technology

The Army Research Laboratory has conducted research on nanotechnology that indicate nanomaterials could potentially work to advance engine technology. The study led by Kristopher Darling, a materials scientist with ARL’s lightweight and specialty metals branch, could drive the discovery of new materials applications for nanotechnology such as for turbine engines, the U.S. Army said Tuesday. Darling and his team …

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SwRI Solar Observatory Lifted Aboard World View Balloon Under NASA-Funded Flight

Tucson, Arizona-based space exploration company World View has carried a Southwest Research Institute-developed solar observatory aboard the former company’s high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere as part of a NASA-funded Flight Opportunities program test. NASA said Friday World View’s Stratollite balloon has lifted the SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform to an altitude of 103,000 feet from Arizona’s Benson …

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Kelly Morris: DLA Seeks Commercial Platforms to Manage, Secure Defense Supply Chain

Kelly Morris, chief of research and development at the Defense Logistics Agency, has said DLA seeks technological ideas from the private sector to keep counterfeit electronics out of the military supply chain and implement additive manufacturing processes. She highlighted various opportunities for companies to partner with DLA during an industry day held Wednesday at the agency’s McNamara Headquarters Complex in …

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Air Force Research Lab Studies Metal Fatigue in Aircraft Components

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a study on metal fatigue in aircraft components to learn more about microscopic crack formations and their possible effects on aircraft safety. The metals branch of the lab’s materials and manufacturing directorate investigated the early stages of crack formation in turbine engine materials to find …

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