US Army Research Laboratory

  • Lockheed Martin is turning to the littlest factories imaginable to develop a new generation of advanced materials. Working under a US$10 million, five-year contract the company will develop ways to bioengineer the DNA in single-cell organisms as a way to create new materials.
  • A thermal imaging system being developed for the US Army Laboratory uses polarized infrared light to reveal details like facial features. The technology will allow soldiers to pick out details even in total darkness, such as tripwires, booby traps, buried landmines, and mortars and UAVs in flight.
  • Scientists at the US Army Research Laboratory are working on software to help fallen military robots right themselves. The purpose of this is not only to make such battlefield bots more efficient, but also less dependent on their soldier partners for support.
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    It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive TNT are numbered as researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland develop a new explosive that has the power of TNT, yet is safer and more environmentally friendly.
  • At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is testing a prototype passive support system called Third Arm, which evenly distributes the weight of heavy weapons, allowing soldiers to use them with less fatigue and greater accuracy.
  • Imagine if your car could feel pain and alert you when it takes damage. The US Army is funding research to make that a reality, with vehicles outfitted with a smart material that senses damage the way nerves sense pain, relaying a damage report to help with maintenance and repairs.
  • ​​Back in 2015, a team of scientists made a battery breakthrough by using salty water as an electrolyte to offer a potentially safer and greener alternative to commercial lithium-ion batteries, The same team has now powered up its design to a point where it could be used in household appliances.
  • Today's soldiers need to carry pounds of electronic equipment, and that much again in batteries to power it all. Now a chance discovery might help lighten the load. The US Army Research Laboratory has created an aluminum-based powder that produces a high amount of energy when placed in water.
  • ​What started as crazy DIY project in an Australian backyard six years ago has now blossomed into a cutting-edge aircraft for the US Army, with military officials showing off a version of Malloy Hoverbike in flight.
  • A new battery devised at the University of Maryland uses a high concentration of lithium salts in water to create high-voltage, green, safe energy storage for the smart grid and safety-centric applications.