What We Learned Today

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Scientists and engineers discuss how to shape the Army of the future

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Exploring Potential Navigation with Electromagnetic Fields

In the future, Soldiers and autonomous vehicles will use tricorder-like sensors to measure electromagnetic fields. That might be valuable information for navigation in a GPS-denied environment. That's the kind of cutting edge research the Army is pursuing. U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Philip Perconti talks with research physicist Dr. Kevin Claytor about this intriguing potential technology!

Jun 17, 2019
Robot Evolution and the Future Army

Robotics has the potential to move Soldiers out of harm's way. How will the future Army use robots to accomplish complex missions and ensure dominant strategic land power? CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with roboticist Phil Osteen about the current state of research.

Jun 10, 2019
Army Research Laboratory and Synthetic Biology

Will futuristic materials self-heal using synthetic biology? The American Army of the future will leverage science and technology advances to make its Soldiers stronger and safer. At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, ARL Director Dr. Phil Perconti discusses the challenges and applications of Army research into synthetic biology with ARL research chemist Dr. Meagan Small.

May 31, 2019
Army pushes for higher speeds in future tiltrotor aircraft

The U.S. Army is developing a new wind-tunnel testbed that will help future tiltrotor aircraft attain higher speeds, improved stability and enhanced safety. We talk to the researchers on the project and learn about how the Army hopes to attain its goals!

May 08, 2019
Researchers make significant findings related to traumatic brain injury

A team from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Argonne National Laboratory released a Traumatic brain injury study. ARL's Joyce Conant talks with TBI researcher Ashley Eidsmore. Read more!

Mar 27, 2019
Researchers 3-D print ultra-strong steel parts from powder

Soldiers needing replacement parts may turn to 3-D printers in the future to rapidly deliver reliable and ultra-strong metal parts. Army researchers are looking at new technologies to create steel alloy parts from powder using a laser. At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, materials manufacturing scientists say this technology may change everything. Read more... https://www.army.mil/article/217861

Mar 25, 2019
Martian meteorites land at Army lab

NASA officials say that some rare and distinct meteorites found on Earth were actually blasted off Mars by a large impact event. One such rock from the red planet made its way to an Army laboratory recently for a special X-ray look inside. Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory have powerful tools to look deep inside metal and rock using X-ray scanning technology. 

Mar 25, 2019