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Navy researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function

WASHINGTON - Research biologists, chemists and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. Show More Summary

Coating cancels acoustic scattering from odd-shaped objects

Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2015 -- In a new twist, a team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin has applied to acoustic waves the concept of "scattering cancellation," which hasShow More Summary

The Dark Web isn’t as revolutionary as you’d think

When the United States Naval Research Laboratory began development of The Onion Router (TOR) in the mid-1990’s they meant well. How could they have known it would eventually become a popular habitat for hackers, child pornographers and...Show More Summary

US Navy to Launch Folding-Fin Ground Attack Rocket on Scientific Mission

US Naval Research Laboratory, in cooperation with the University of Washington and NASA, are set to launch folding-fin ground attack rocket from the Norwegian launch facility above the Arctic Circle to simultaneously create and observe “dusty plasmas” in Earth’s outer atmosphere in order to understand how it disrupts radar and tracking systems.

The U.S. Navy is working on a drone that can fly and swim underwater

Always on the lookout for new and creative ways to gather information in hard to reach locations, the United States Naval Research Laboratory (USNRL) has quietly been developing a drone that can not only fly through the air, but also swim underwater. Show More Summary

Video of Flimmer, the US Navy's new drone that flies and swims

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"Common across the services, autonomous vehicles are being seen as an effective projection of force, both above and below the water’s surface," according to the US Naval Research Laboratory. Read the rest

Navy Researchers Use Clay To Create Bulletproof Glass

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have been able to use clay to create bulletproof glass, this is being considered as a major development in materials science. The researchers were able to do this following decades of research and development. Show More Summary

Next-gen temperature sensor developed to measure ocean dynamics

Temperature is one of the key variables in studying the ocean. A fiber-optic sensor developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers and the US Naval Research Laboratory can register significantly smaller temperature changes, roughly 30 times faster than existing commercial sensors.

Consequences of the federal travel clampdown: More costs

Staff at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington spent more than 9,000 hours during five months last year preparing and reviewing requests from its scientists and engineers to attend conferences and present research. The tab for taxpayers was $824,000. The Energy Department’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico spent $1.6 million to review similar […]

NRL Researchers Demo Ship-to-Shore Data Link

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of Miami.

NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

WASHINGTON - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material...Show More Summary

US Navy Laser Propels Projectile 1/300th the Speed of Light

The Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL; Washington, DC) has earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving "Highest Projectile Velocity" of greater than 1,000 km/s, a speed equivalent...Show More Summary

NRL reveals new meteorological insight into mid-level clouds

WASHINGTON -- Research meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, employing the Navy's Mid-Course Doppler Radar (MCR) at Cape Canaveral, were able to characterize mid-level, mixed-phase altocumulus clouds. read more

Don't blink! NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from 'fluorescence intermittency'

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, have found that a particular species of quantum dots that weren't commonly thought to blink, do. read more

US Navy develops tougher ceramic for armored vehicle windows

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team of experts at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a new way of fabricating spinel, an armor material used in the windows of military vehicles, demonstrating that the strength of transparent ceramics could be dramatically improved. Show More Summary

Here Be Dragons: Sorry Everyone, Making Fuel Out of Seawater Isn't Gonna Save Humanity

Navy experts trying to power a tiny aircraft with a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. Photo courtesy of the US Naval Research Laboratory Last week, some people at the US Naval Research Laboratory’s Materials Science and Technology Division were able to successfully fly an aircraft fuelled by nothing but seawater. Show More Summary

WIRED: Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA. “Origina…

WIRED: Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA. “Originally developed as a research project by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Tor has been used by a wide range of people who care about online anonymity: everyone from Silk Road drug dealers, to activists, whistleblowers, stalking victims and [...]

Navy Process to Make Fuel from Seawater

Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) announced that they have successfully tested a process to convert seawater into jet fuel. They can extract CO2 both dissolved and bound from the water as a source of carbon, and can extract H2 through electrolysis. They then convert the CO2 and hydrogen into long chain hydrocarbons: [...]

The Midas Touch: US Navy Researchers Convert Seawater into Fuel

Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) say they have developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while simultaneously producing hydrogen,

U.S. Navy Converts Seawater into Jet Fuel Using ‘Game Changing’ Technology

United States Navy scientists claim they have successfully developed a method of converting seawater into jet fuel. Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory developed a technology that extracts carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and then converts

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