Tag Archives: research

Arati Prabhakar: National Security Requirements for Space Can Be Too Costly

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has expressed concern on the cost of performing research in space for national security requirements, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Prabhakar told a American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-hosted conference that now is the time to …

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DOE, NSF Explore Software-Based Networking in Research

The Energy Department and National Science Foundation have invested in research projects that aim to develop software-defined networking tools to address complex networks, FCW reported Monday. John Moore writes DOE’s Energy Sciences Network program is exploring the use of an SDN-based communications protocol to manage data-intensive scientific workloads. Several academic …

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NASA, CASIS Open ISS Lab for Microgravity Stem Cell Research

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space have opened the International Space Station to stem cell research in a move aimed at addressing medical conditions both in space and on Earth. Scientists can study non-embryonic stem cell properties using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory’s microgravity environment, …

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IARPA Kicks Off Research on Conceptual Knowledge; Brad Minnery Comments

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a research project to explore the human brain’s conceptual knowledge in a move aimed at helping the intelligence community analyze data. IARPA intends for the multi-year Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems program to identify how the brain organizes conceptual knowledge in order …

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NASA Unveils Online Tech Licensing Tool; Daniel Lockney Comments

NASA has introduced an online tool for businesses and individual users to secure license for their new inventions built through using NASA research. The QuickLaunch tool, designed at NASA’s Silicon Valley, Calif.-based research center, works to help users gain access to NASA’s portfolio technologies in order to develop commercial products …

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Report: Japan Plans DARPA-Patterned Military Research Center

Japan is planning to form a research center patterned after the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that is intended to study civilian technologies for military applications, Reuters reported Wednesday. Tim Kelly and Kiyoshi Takenaka write the research center is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to lift Japan’s …

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Robert Hale: Shutdown Deal Stalls DoD Acquisition, R&D Projects

The Congressional resolution that was recently passed to end the U.S. government shutdown suspends the Defense Department’s current acquisition and research programs, Federal Times reported Monday. Citing DoD Comptroller Robert Hale’s statement, Nicole Blake Johnson writes the department is prohibited from starting new projects, raising salaries or working on fresh construction projects …

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DOE to Spotlight National Lab Supercomputers on Website

The Energy Department will feature supercomputers used at national laboratories on its web site this month to highlight scientific research initiatives at the labs, energy.gov reported Wednesday. DOE aims to shed light on the history and transformation of information technology resources at the national labs, Ben Dotson, project coordinator for digital reform …

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