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Bell Textron Inc. and the U.S. Army have agreed to terms on the execution of the second phase of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR)...

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is partnering with 16 industrial partners on the MASTRO project, which is tasked with...

Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas and arrays to advance radar technology and enable new applications for the U.S. Navy. The...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Anniston Army Depot Aids Artillery Modernization Efforts

Anniston Army Depot recently completed the modification of two cabs for the Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery project. The ERCA is a part of an Army modernization strategy...

To realize the future of autonomous airborne delivery, flight system and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) specialist Airwayz is testing drone fleets from multiple delivery companies to...

MIT has developed insect-sized drones with unprecedented dexterity and resilience. The aerial robots are powered by a new class of soft actuator that allows them to withstand the...

RMIT University aerospace engineers used machine learning to design new drone propellers, then 3D-printed several of the most promising prototypes for experimental acoustic testing. The prototypes...

Material scientists from the U.S. Army and Department of Energy conducted a study of plasma-treated aluminum nanoparticles with the goal of improving future propellants and...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new, interactive spreadsheet that will help the U.S. military extinguish...

A joint test assembly (JTA) designed by Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories was recently onboard an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile...

NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification...

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) integrated an accurate and efficient model of nuclear fission into a new software suite to give users a powerful and...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Innovation Shaping the Future Battlespace

Through collaboration with industry, academia and other government organizations, the Michigan National Guard helps facilitate the development and integration of innovative technologies that fill...

The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of multiple companies competing for task orders under the five-year Software Development Security...

In 2018, passengers onboard a flight to Australia experienced a 10-second nosedive when a vortex trailing their plane crossed into the wake of another flight. The collision of these vortices...

As any performer knows, it's important to rehearse, rehearse, and – when you think you're ready – rehearse some more. Similarly, before air taxis, cargo transport, and package-delivery...

A new type of rocket thruster was developed at the DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) that could take humankind to Mars and beyond. It applies magnetic fields to cause...

Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manufacturing costs and reduce production time. NASA is investing in...

Project MEDAL: Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Experimental Design is being led by Intellegens, a University of Cambridge spin-out specializing in artificial...

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

A CubeSat is exploring the feasibility of a new propulsion method that could enable very small satellites to move around Earth’s orbit without carrying fuel. This could pave the way for...

For drones with four propellers – also known as quadcopters – the failure of one motor is a big problem. When one rotor fails, the drone begins to spin on itself like a ballerina. This...

As air travel has increased, the challenge of keeping track of all the moving parts of an airport has only grown. A digital wireless airport communications system developed in part...

Washington State University researchers used the ancient Japanese art of paper folding to possibly solve a key challenge for outer space travel – how to store and move fuel to rocket engines.

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hinge Design Helps Quadrotors Climb

Army researchers invented a hinge that improves how quickly a quadrotor the size of a king-sized mattress can ascend from the ground to the rooftop of a two-story building, particularly with large...

Army and academic researchers developed a novel design to automatically adjust aircraft engine rotor blade positions mid-flight, a tactic that could improve turbine engine performance.

In order for future lunar exploration missions to be successful and land more precisely, engineers must equip spacecraft with technologies that allow them to “see” where they...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics that could make for better...

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