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  • ECBC helps local teachers use robotics for applied math lessons

    May 1, 2013

    PERRYVILLE, Md. -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) offered 20 middle and high school teachers at Cecil County Public Schools a professional development training that revealed how mathematics lessons can be embedded in the context of robotics, April 18-20.

  • U.S. Army announces Federal Virtual Challenge winners

    Apr 30, 2013

    Federal Virtual Challenge winners announced at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • ECBC to support remediation effort at Redstone Arsenal

    Apr 30, 2013

    ECBC to provide air, water, sediment sample analysis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in potential 25-year remediation project at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army researchers test around the world in 26 chambers

    Apr 30, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- In a given work day Audrey Moberly and Greg Carter can visit the tropics, freeze in the Arctic or survive a sandstorm.

  • Army wins top award for innovation

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army has been named one of the world's most innovative research organizations, after earning more than 300 patents for new technologies in a three-year period.

  • AMRDEC employee recognized for proactive internal controls

    Apr 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army recently recognized an employee for his work to ensure the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's 9,000-strong workforce is secure, safe and fiscally responsible.

  • Efforts involving nuclear isomer research lead to publication in top journal for ARL physicist

    Apr 25, 2013

    ARL physicist Dr. Jeff Carroll of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate's Power and Energy Division was recently recognized with a publication in Physical Review Letters. The publication, titled "Direct Observation of Long-Lived Isomers in 212Bi," describes results from an international collaboration that included Carroll, who helped arrange the "beamtime," perform the experiment, interpret the results and prepare the manuscript.

  • Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

    Apr 24, 2013

    Energy Scavenging is just one way U.S. Army Research Laboratory experts are getting more from existing resources. There are a number of technology areas enabling operational energy, such as energy storage, alternative energy sources, high-density power converters and micro grids that the lab is pursuing.

  • Assistant secretary: Work smarter to fill capability gaps

    Apr 24, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- (April 9, 2013) A senior Army leader visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center to meet with workers and outline her vision for the future.

  • Moment of Silence in honor of Boston Marathon Bombing victims

    Apr 23, 2013

    One week ago, on the morning of April 15th, we celebrated the Boston Marathon which is itself a celebration of Patriot's Day; that day when the citizens of this region took action that would culminate in the birth of this nation. At this time, one week ago, our city and our nation were stunned as we were pulled once again into the reality of Evil's ugly presence. We were shocked, but not dumbstruck; we were rattled, but not stilled. We are grieved, but resolute that the greatness of our city and region will continue forward.

  • Army team spans globe for science, technology solutions

    Apr 23, 2013

    U.S. Army science advisors are embedded with major units around the world to speed technology solutions to Soldiers' needs. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology program's 30 science advisors, both uniformed officers and Army civilians, provide a link between Soldiers and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's thousands of subject matter experts.

  • BenĂ©t Laboratories leads DOD challenge to harness private sector innovation

    Apr 22, 2013

    DOD-operated manufacturing centers have hundreds, if not thousands, of machines that for the most part operate independently. A new DOD challenge seeks to harness ideas and applications to improve defense manufacturing.

  • Out on a Limb

    Apr 22, 2013

    Breaking from its conventional basic research role, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is credited with launching the U.S. military's up-armor revolution that today continues to save Soldiers' lives and limbs by harvesting design, fabrication and fielding solutions -- in house - to thwart evolving threats.

  • Army, universities partner for aviation research

    Apr 19, 2013

    College students conducting research into remotely piloted unmanned aerial systems are testing their ideas on actual Army hardware.

  • Counterfeit investigation wins TARDEC an environmental award

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition for their work in detecting and mitigating the effects of counterfeit refrigerant in Army vehicles.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 19, 2013) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies during a visit to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's night vision and electronic sensors facility, April 18.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits chemical, biological center

    Apr 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical biological center March 28 as part of a demonstration organized by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Army researchers improve vehicle design with blast tests

    Apr 16, 2013

    With the growing threat of improvised explosive devices over the past decade, Army researchers have been hard at work testing and evaluating ways to keep Soldiers safe from bomb blasts.

  • Combat vehicle ID app means Soldier training on-the-go

    Apr 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md -- Soldiers and civilians alike can now test their knowledge of U.S. and foreign combat vehicles in a new, free Android application released in February.

  • Modular appliances to dramatically improve field feeding

    Apr 12, 2013

    A versatile new suite of modular appliances promises to make feeding Soldiers in the field a more energy-efficient, cleaner, cooler and quieter process.

  • U.S., German Army leaders see scientific collaboration crucial to military success

    Apr 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Germany's ministry of defence's senior executives that are responsible for research and technology programs met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 9-10, 2013, as part of ongoing discussions to expand collaborative research efforts to adopt or develop technological capabilities to meet far-reaching future military needs.

  • Army aviation civilian retires

    Apr 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Four years ago, Richard "Dick" Spivey brought to the Army nearly 50 years of experience with one of the nation's top helicopter manufacturers.

  • Improved biosurveillance capabilities for U.S. Forces Korea

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A portal, a duel and a kraken that springs to life. No, it's not the latest science fiction movie. It's an advanced technology demonstration that's just getting started.

  • Army engineering team, Soldiers partner in Afghan security mission

    Apr 11, 2013

    American Soldiers with a mission to advise the Afghan uniformed police finished securing a key coalition compound with the assistance of deployed U.S. Army civilian engineers and technicians.

  • New electronic warfare tool offers innovative approach

    Apr 11, 2013

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Army electronic warfare teams recently developed a powerful new tool to investigate survivability, lethality and vulnerability in Defense Department systems.

  • Alabama honors Army aviation directorate

    Apr 10, 2013

    The AMRDEC Engineering Directorate has received an Alabama Performance Excellence Award.

  • Army aviation engineer has exciting career

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From an early age, Anna Locke wanted to be an engineer.

  • Engineering director encourages cost-consciousness

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Former Naval Air Systems Command test project engineer James Lackey has joined the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as director of the Engineering Directorate.

  • Research center co-workers reunite while deployed

    Apr 10, 2013

    On any given workday, Domonique Davis and David Hartfield can be found in their respective offices in the Security and Intelligence Division of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • America's Army comics, game, app depict Soldier lifestyle

    Apr 10, 2013

    Deep in a maze of corridors at the Army Game Studio at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the worlds of graphic art, gaming and military collide.

  • Army researchers strive to understand vulnerabilities, mitigate injuries

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, formed in July 2006, brought together Defense Department intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel-development communities to improve DOD's understanding of vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries.

  • SNIFFER pilot program to launch in Baltimore

    Apr 10, 2013

    ECBC teams drive design for new test and evaluation program for chemical detectors used by city mass transit systems.

  • Army sees potential in light-emitting monolayers to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2013

    Penn State researchers working with the Army Research Office showed that tungstenite formed from layers of sulfur and tungsten atoms has light-emmiting properties that cold be useful to plenty of Army applications, like optical sensors or even lasers.

  • West Point Cadets, MIT students solve challenges at Soldier Design Competition

    Apr 9, 2013

    Undergraduate students from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participated in the 10th annual Soldier Design Competition held at MIT, April 4, 2013.

  • Virtual window provides vital view for Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- Army researchers are looking for ways to give Soldiers a look outside using cameras and monitors.

  • An engineer's journey to Afghanistan

    Apr 4, 2013

    Much like Soldiers who find ways to make things happen under battlefield conditions, a team of engineers and technicians deployed with Soldiers apply their skills and knowledge to find a rapid solution to problems that Soldiers bring to them.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle

    Apr 2, 2013

    In order to protect Soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system.

  • NSRDEC patents help Army into 'Top 100 Global Innovators'

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Navy were named among Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators for 2012. This is the first time any government agency has ever made this list.

  • Army Research Lab employees support Maryland Junior Science, Humanities Symposium

    Apr 1, 2013

    Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory provided support to this year's Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and the Collegiate Research Symposium, held at the BWI Hilton Hotel in Linthicum, Md., March 8-9, 2013.

  • Research leads to optical scanning discovery

    Apr 1, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's initial concept of exploring DNA as a tagging and tracking method has led to the discovery of an optical scanning technology that can identify counterfeit electronic components before they are integrated into Army materiel.

  • STTC's Operations Chief Takes a Leap of Faith

    Apr 1, 2013

    Gold Star Family learning to live the "new normal" thanks to Operation Support Our Troops.

  • Army teams up with Intel to make training virtually a reality

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Intel Corporation entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate and optimize research in virtual training environments.

  • Army Announces Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists

    Mar 29, 2013

    Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists announced. Finalists to demonstrate virtual world training technology at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando.

  • Natick testing beneficial in uncertain climate

    Mar 28, 2013

    In an era of budgetary uncertainty, the Doriot Climatic Chambers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., recently conducted tests that not only saved taxpayer money, but generated revenue.

  • ARL scientist's deployment results in new invention

    Mar 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) periodically asks civilians to volunteer to support overseas missions for a period of up to six months. Dr. Richard Tober, a scientist with ARL's Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD), is one of those rare people in the laboratory who stepped out of his comfort zone for not one theater assignment -- but two.

  • Studying the Soldier as an athlete

    Mar 21, 2013

    To better understand how carrying heavy loads affects Soldiers, Tyler Brown, Ph.D., looks at them as if they were athletes.

  • Research center partners with Army Health Clinic

    Mar 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Traveling to Australia can feel like a time warp. Sixteen hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time can result in jet lag that causes the body's physiological responses to be out of sync with its normal circadian rhythms.

  • Quantum sensing using laser-cooled atoms shows promise for Army navigation, detection

    Mar 20, 2013

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate are currently exploring the field of quantum sensing and are discovering ways in which the Army can benefit from innovations that were once thought impossible.

  • Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water

    Mar 18, 2013

    When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.

  • ARL employees support Read Across America Day at local elementary school

    Mar 18, 2013

    Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) supported Churchville Elementary School, who along with the National Education Association, celebrated Read Across America Day by reading stories to children in grades one through five on March 1.

  • Women's History Month: ENIAC, first computer programmers

    Mar 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Anyone interested in the history of computing knows of the U.S. Army's ground-breaking Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. ENIAC was the world's first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer.

  • U.S. Sen. Warren visits Natick

    Mar 18, 2013

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2013, as the installation braced for the impact of across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

  • RDECOM History Office

    Mar 14, 2013

  • University calls on Army for chemical testing of meat product

    Mar 14, 2013

    When a South Dakota beef producer voiced concerns over the safety of its product to a meat inspection staff, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at South Dakota State University, called on the Food Emergency Response Network for help in early January. Within a few days, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical-biological center answered.

  • 'Fighting fuel' for military aviators

    Mar 13, 2013

    Eating on the go can be tough, especially when your job requires you to fly an aircraft for the U.S. military. The Aircrew Build to Order Meal Module (ABOMM), designed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, or CFD, will make refueling these aviators a lot easier.

  • Picatinny supports local students in robotics competition

    Mar 13, 2013

    Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., have volunteered their time to mentor local students in a robotics competition as part of an ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to students.

  • Future innovators exhibit talents at Maryland JSHS

    Mar 12, 2013

    LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. -- America's next cancer research pioneer, space explorer or cyber security whiz could be one of the Maryland high-school students who presented their research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

  • Daughter of ARL employee delivers Girl Scout cookies for deployed RDECOM Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    Ashlynn Kidwell, daughter of Shawn Kidwell, ARL Laboratory Operations, recently delivered boxes of Girl Scout cookies to military personnel located at the Adelphi Laboratory Center for deployed RDECOM Soldiers.

  • A Town Hall gathering in the midst of sequestration fears

    Mar 4, 2013

    Dr. Gerardo Melendez, Director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, added a new twist to his most recent Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 11 by taking questions from the audience at the Lindner Conference Center and from remote television viewers who sent questions by e-mail. The questions showed that the listeners were attuned to the fiscal uncertainty that surrounds the lack of an appropriations bill and the looming sequestration.

  • Civilian engineering team secures Soldiers' compound in Afghanistan

    Mar 1, 2013

    American Soldiers in Afghanistan were recently challenged in securing a facility for coalition forces. They turned to deployed U.S. Army civilian engineers for a solution. Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, known as the 1-9 Cav, had been unsuccessful in finding the expertise they needed to design, build and install new force-protection measures. After meeting with the forward deployed engineering cell from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a fix began to take shape.

  • Army supports STEM and Beyond Night

    Mar 1, 2013

    BEL AIR, Md. -- In one classroom, students made batteries out of lemons. In another they performed scientific tests to see whether their eco-system was healthy -- with earthworms. More than 250 students, 40 to 50 siblings and 200 parents converged on Bel Air Middle School Feb. 21 to take part in STEM and Beyond Night with 30 hands-on demonstrations and 20 exhibits.

  • Teaching an old water can new tricks

    Mar 1, 2013

    A system developed by researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, would help bring water to Soldiers in the field, either cool or heat it, and then keep it that way for days at a time.

  • 1-9 Cav Regt recognizes engineers for force protection enhancements at 401st AFSB HQs

    Feb 27, 2013

    Four Research, Development and Engineering Command personnel deployed to the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center at the 401st AFSB headquarters were reccognized for force protection enhancements engineered, fabricated and installed at a combat outpost used by the unit.

  • Army improves training equipment sustainability with iPad app

    Feb 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has upgraded training for an explosive hazards detection kit with the development of an iPad application. The digital simulation software assists the Warfighter training with the Husky Mounted Detection System, reducing costs and eliminating the risk of damaging equipment during training certification.

  • Army researchers develop better remote sensors

    Feb 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center latest project -- the Global Strike Near Real Time Battle Data Assessment System - incorporates unattended sensors and a remote Warfighter Interface to provide timely reporting of conditions during reconnaissance operations.

  • Self-cleaning clothing: wear without wear

    Feb 25, 2013

    Imagine a world without dirty clothes. Quoc Truong, physical scientist at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, wants to make that a reality.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • Will 'Ironman' reach the end zone?

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Large Capacity Ammunition Carriage System, or "Ironman," began as the brainchild of Iowa National Guardsmen and was named one of the Army's top inventions of 2010. The system was recently assessed by Soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Black History Month: 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

    Feb 25, 2013

    In February 1863, the United States raised its first Army regiment of black Soldiers during the Civil War. Massachusetts Gov. John A. Andrew received approval from U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton Jan. 15, 1863, to recruit "persons of African descent, organized into special corps" to fight for the Union cause.

  • Next generation smartphone technology capable of diagnostic biological detection

    Feb 22, 2013

    The latest applications for smartphones go beyond the conveniences of modern society--they save lives. ECBC scientists have teamed with UCLA to develop a smartphone app that collects and analyzes bio samples, geotags the location and sends the results to a lab for further review.

  • Army ManTech Program bridges gap between lab and Soldier

    Feb 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Transitioning a technology prototype from an Army engineer's laboratory to the Soldier on the ground is filled with potential obstacles. To overcome challenges associated with manufacturing Soldiers' equipment, from helicopters to helmets, the U.S. Army enlists the Manufacturing Technology Program, commonly known as ManTech.

  • 5-year Army R&D outreach initiative brings science, engineering to elementary students

    Feb 20, 2013

    In its inaugural year, the STEM Superstar program, the brainchild of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Educational Outreach Team engages students from kindergarten to fifth grade in stimulating activities challenging students to think creatively and solve problems like an engineer.

  • APG to launch centralized STEM education center

    Feb 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maryland students will soon have a unified APG facility at which to explore the world of science and engineering with Army professionals. The APG STEM Education and Outreach Center will be ready in late May, said Dr. Sandy Young, an Army Research Laboratory materials engineer. She is coordinating the project with ARL laboratory operations and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach offices on APG.

  • Future Soldiers will have flexible electronics everywhere

    Feb 19, 2013

    More than 10 years ago, Army researchers saw potential in flexible displays. With nothing in the marketplace, the Army decided to change that by partnering with industry and academia to create the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University.

  • Navigating new waters: Army samples ocean floor for underwater munitions project

    Feb 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center scientists conducted a sample analysis on board a research vessel for the Hawaii Underwater Military Munitions Assessment project.

  • War of 1812 bicentennial: Battle of Frenchtown

    Feb 8, 2013

    As the year 1813 began, the War of 1812 was still in its early stage. Britain was occupied with European matters and could not send any sizable land or naval forces to the conflict in North America. The United States had the strategic initiative and planned to recapture Detroit and invade Canada over Lake Ontario.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground-sponsored team 'Electrobots' wins STEM competition

    Feb 4, 2013

    Seven students, sponsored by U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., took top honors at the FIRST LEGO League competition at the University of Delaware, Jan. 26, 2013.

  • Army laboratories collaborate on octopus-inspired suction cups

    Jan 31, 2013

    Natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis can unveil points of weakness in man-made infrastructure, and now robots are being called in to help.

  • ECBC mentor helps local students tackle FIRST Tech Challenge

    Jan 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center have long extended their talent and expertise in science, technology, engineering and math beyond the defense against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threats. They have mentored students in their surrounding community in an effort to inspire, develop and attract a highly-skilled STEM workforce that is prepared to find solutions to complex problems and to tackle the challenges of the future.

  • Army engineering team marks a year of solutions in theater

    Jan 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A team of U.S. civilian engineers and technicians deployed to Afghanistan recently marked one year of solving Soldiers' technological hurdles. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, Forward Deployed Prototype Integration Facility provides a platform for its subject matter experts' knowledge and talents to be translated into battlefield solutions, said Michael Anthony, the team's director.

  • Mask facility receives praise for customer service

    Jan 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Mask Issue facility serves all installation chemical workers who are required to have two M40A1 masks properly fitted for use at any time -- one for operational use and one in case of an emergency.

  • Army War College Fellows visit Natick

    Jan 23, 2013

    Army War College Fellows at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and Harvard University learned about the important work done at the Natick Soldier Systems Center during a Jan. 18 visit to the installation.

  • Lab testing seeks data on modified gunner protection design

    Jan 23, 2013

    With a newly developed Virtual Environment Test Bed scientists and engineers at the Target Behavioral Research Laboratory at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., can record how Soldiers react and perform inside a newly modified Objective Gunner Protection Kit.

  • Army showcases latest technologies at All-American Bowl

    Jan 23, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. Army showed off its latest technology advancements, including the Containerized Kitchen that can serve three hot meals a day for up to 800 soldiers, at the Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5.

  • New Army network gets final check-out on way to field

    Jan 22, 2013

    As Soldiers prepare to deploy with the Army's new tactical communications network later this year, Army engineers are stretching the equipment to its limits to ensure it can support complex, on-the-move operations and extend the range of communications to the farthest edges of the battlefield.

  • Natick tube foods keep U-2 pilots flying high

    Jan 18, 2013

    Tube foods, produced only by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, keep Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilots and NASA ER-2 pilots nourished during their long flights.

  • Picatinny scientists test body armor integrity, protect Soldiers' lives

    Jan 17, 2013

    Ensuring the integrity of ceramic body armor plates is the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., which developed the Armor Inspection System.

  • ECBC supports its customer--the Warfighter

    Jan 15, 2013

    A part of Military Appreciation Month, employees at the Edgewood, Md. and Rock Island, Ill., ECBC sites wrote heartfelt messages on large vinyl banners that were sent to two locations that directly support Warfighters abroad and at home.

  • SLAD advances survivability in under-body blast attacks

    Jan 14, 2013

    "The IED is the weapon of choice for threat networks because they are cheap, made from readily available off-the-shelf components, easy to construct, lethal, and accurate," said Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization, in his September 2012 testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Because of the prevalent use of IEDs on today's battlefield, U.S. forces are working to adapt equipment to offer better protection and survivability for Soldiers.

  • Developing an active approach to defense

    Jan 14, 2013

    For the past decade members of the Army's research community have worked to develop models of an active protection system with multiple configurations. The goal is to eventually field APS variants on Army vehicles.

  • Army displays future of ground-vehicle technologies

    Jan 14, 2013

    While the Army All-American Bowl showcased the talents of top-ranked high school football players and band members from across the nation, the Army displayed its top technologies and innovations in the Army Strong Zone just outside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4-5, 2013.

  • Army lays out Network path ahead at industry day

    Jan 11, 2013

    Facing both new missions and fiscal constraints, the Army will use the Network Integration Evaluations to respond to emerging requirements, make smarter acquisition decisions and keep pace with technological change, Army senior leaders told industry partners this week.

  • Army researchers develop robot intelligence to support Soldiers

    Jan 10, 2013

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate are developing robot intelligence that will enable robots to successfully navigate (move around) in their environment when given a voice command (instruction) by a human.

  • ARL holds semiannual greening course

    Jan 9, 2013

    For the past few years, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has held courses designed for civilians throughout the organization to learn about and experience the daily activities of its Soldiers. The most recent class was held from Dec. 3-7 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), with some activities conducted at the Edgewood Area.

  • Engineers develop, test rapid nerve agent detectors

    Jan 8, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army engineers are creating and testing a new technology to detect and classify nerve agent in minutes.

  • Army uses sense of smell to drive biodetection technology

    Jan 8, 2013

    What the nose doesn't know, technology does. ECBC scientists are using Volatile Organic Compound applications to detect biological pathogens and test for the spoiling of foodstuffs. What was onced used to determine whether coffee beans were Starbucks or Folgers is now being used to identify biological agents.

  • Natick makes resupply from sky possible

    Jan 8, 2013

    Dozens of forward operating bases and thousands of service members depend on supplies that drop daily from the sky and Afghanistan is shaping up to be the largest combat aerial resupply operation in history.