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Pentagon Issues Brain-Controlled UAV Research Grant

The University of Texas at San Antonio has received a $300,000 grant from the Defense Department to conduct a study on brain-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles. UTSA’s unmanned systems laboratory will work to find out how to operate small UAVs for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations of the military by using brain signals, UTSA said …

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Sergei Maslov: DOE to Develop Biological Organism Predictive Models

The Energy Department plans to move into the production phase for a computational tool scientists use to analyze, store and share biological data, Brookhaven National Laboratory said Aug. 29. DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national laboratories developed the Systems Biology Knowledgebase computational platform to gather data on plants, microbes, microbial communities …

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Doug Weber: DARPA ElectRX Program Seeks to Change Diagnoses, Treatment

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop technologies with less invasive features that could modulate the peripheral nervous system in order to treat different human conditions. The agency also wants to understand “the structure and function of specific neural circuits and their role in health and disease” through …

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DARPA Seeks Info on Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking information on non-invasive neurotechnology systems for use in studies that involve single neural activity sensing on an ambulatory human. DARPA’s biological technologies office issued a request for information on August 13 to solicit from various communities new ideas on neuroscience capabilities other than …

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NOAA, Coast Guard Test Systems for Arctic Response Missions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Coast Guard are conducting a simulation-based research exercise with the goal of bolstering security and environmental protection in the Arctic. USCG researchers aboard the Healy cutter are set to simulate an oil spill and test unmanned airborne and underwater sensing technologies when …

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Sec. Anthony Foxx: FAA Unveils New York UAS Test Site

The Federal Aviation Administration has kicked off operation of a Rome, New York-based unmanned aircraft systems test facility in a move to fulfill the government’s national airspace and agricultural research goals. Researchers will work to study methods to integrate UAS into the national airspace system and to assess techniques for …

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