Category: INNOVATION

SNC Leverages VORTEX Engine Technology for DARPA’s OpFires Program

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) reached a major milestone in the advancement of hypersonic propulsion with its patented VORTEX engine, advancing to the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program. Continue reading “SNC Leverages VORTEX Engine Technology for DARPA’s OpFires Program”

Self-Powered Devices Will Be a Game-Changer for Future Warfighters

Imagine if you could wrap a small, thin piece of transparent material around any surface and it would charge electronic devices such as your phone or laptop. Thanks to Army researchers, this idea could be a reality for future warfighters in combat. Continue reading “Self-Powered Devices Will Be a Game-Changer for Future Warfighters”

Honeywell Announces Plan to Launch Powerful Quantum Computer

Honeywell has announced it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing that accelerates the capability of quantum computers and will enable the company to release the world’s most powerful quantum computer within the next three months. Continue reading “Honeywell Announces Plan to Launch Powerful Quantum Computer”

Ground-Breaking Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft Makes First Flight

PHASA-35, a 35m wingspan solar-electric aircraft, has successfully completed its maiden flight. The landmark flight paves the way to this new aircraft becoming a game-changer in the air and space market, plugging the gap between aircraft and satellite technology, BAE Systems announced. Continue reading “Ground-Breaking Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft Makes First Flight”

Future Soldiers May Get Improved Helmet Padding: U.S. Army

U.S. Army researchers and industry partners recently published a study showing how they developed new materials and manufacturing methods to create higher-performing helmet padding that reduces the likelihood of head injury in combat and recreational helmets. Continue reading “Future Soldiers May Get Improved Helmet Padding: U.S. Army”

U.S. Army Develops Cutting-Edge, Durable 3D Printing Technology

U.S. Army scientists are on the brink of pioneering additive-manufacturing technology to help Soldiers quickly swap out broken plastic components with durable 3D printed replacements, according to a press release. Continue reading “U.S. Army Develops Cutting-Edge, Durable 3D Printing Technology”

U.S. Army Researchers Pursue Soldier Protection Technologies

When faced with battlefield threats, American Soldiers depend more than ever on body armor to protect them. To adapt to the evolving dangers of getting shot, the Army created a flagship program dedicated to protection technologies. Continue reading “U.S. Army Researchers Pursue Soldier Protection Technologies”

New Technology Recognizes Faces in the Dark, Far Away

For many, normal facial recognition — used in the daylight — has become a facet of everyday life. Whether it’s for identity verification to unlock a smartphone, or trivial social media camera filters — it seems the technology is everywhere. Continue reading “New Technology Recognizes Faces in the Dark, Far Away”

Ames Lab’s Testing Device Speeds Up New Refrigeration Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is employing a testing device that pairs materials science with engineering systems development. Continue reading “Ames Lab’s Testing Device Speeds Up New Refrigeration Technology”

DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Build Powerful Next-Generation Advanced Electronics

BAE Systems was awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation of mixed-signal electronics that could enable new Department of Defense (DoD) applications including high capacity, robust communications, radars, and precision sensors, and lead to solutions that enhance situational awareness and survivability for the warfighter. Continue reading “DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Build Powerful Next-Generation Advanced Electronics”