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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Unveils ONR’s New Autonomous Systems Strategy

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The Office of Naval Research has introduced science and technology strategies with the goal to protect soldiers from harm, FedTech Magazine reported Thursday. Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, chief of naval research, announced ONR’s initiative to further the development of autonomous systems at a naval exposition in Washington, David Stegon reports. The new …

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DARPA Seeks Mathematical Tools to Measure Uncertainty in Design Models; Fariba Fahroo Comments

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to apply mathematical methods to quantify and predict uncertainty in design models used to build military systems. DARPA wants to propagate and handle various sources of uncertainty in design models using mathematical tools under the Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program, the agency …

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Mike Petters: Gov’t Should Give Industry ‘Clear Signals’ on Future Budget Plans

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Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters said that industry needs “clear signals” from the government to determine the focus of new investments as contractors work to drive down long-term costs, Reuters reported Monday. Petters said that continued budget uncertainty and other Defense Department priorities prevent vendors from investing or pursuing research on new technologies or processes, Andrea …

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DARPA Tests Brain-Modeled Chip for Intell Mission; Narayan Srinivasa Comments

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated a brain-patterned chip aboard an unmanned aerial vehicle in an effort to develop a new intelligence gathering system, MIT Technology Review reported Tuesday. Tom Simonite writes DARPA tapped into a team of HRL Laboratories, IBM and other researchers to experiment on a neuromorphic hardware that mimics …

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IARPA Introduces Predictive Intell Initiative

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has unveiled a predictive intelligence work in progress during an unclassified industry event, FCW reported Thursday. Sean Lyngaas writes IARPA highlighted a crowd-sourced aggregative contingent estimation program as a tool to predict world events. IARPA also held a tournament in which five teams combined predictions from thousands …

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Robert Braun: NASA to Use Falcon 9 Rocket Thermal Images for Retro-Propulsion

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NASA has gathered thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it descended to Earth and plans to use the engineering data for future Mars exploration efforts. NASA’s team at the Hampton, Virginia-based Langley Research Center used the WB-57 twin jet engine aircraft and the U.S. Navy‘s NP-3D Orion aircraft to capture thermal images of the descent, …

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NASA Picks 4 Teams for Tech Engagement Program; Michael Gazarik Comments

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NASA has chosen four teams of early career technologists to engage in echnology development for future agency missions. The space agency said Friday it wants to create a collaborative work environment between NASA’s innovators and leading experts from industry, academia and government organizations through the Early Career Initiative program. “Investing in the future leaders in …

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IARPA Announces Neurophysiological Correlation Contest Winners; Adam Russell Comments

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected Troy Lau and Scott Kuzdeba’s scientific approach to predict human behavior as the winner of the agency’s first public challenge. Lau and Kuzdeba developed the Joint Estimation of Deception Intent via Multisource Integration of Neuropsychological Discriminators tool through use of combined statistical methods under the Investigating Novel Statistical Techniques …

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Oak Ridge Scientists Demo Wireless Vehicle Charging with 85% Efficiency

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Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have showcased a wireless charging unit that the lab says works at an 85-percent efficiency rate. DOE’s Allison Lantero wrote Thursday that 17 national labs are also exploring transportation technologies in an effort to improve air quality and minimize U.S. energy dependence on other countries. Researchers are developing …

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