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  • Air Force working to break the 'STEM mold'

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying

  • Office sees increase in FMS construction projects around the world

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Managing multiple construction projects around the world isn’t easy, but it’s a job that the professionals in the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate’s Construction Branch have perfected.The office is supporting 17 foreign military

  • Laser diagnostics key to Tunnel 9 Mach 18 capability development

    Advanced laser diagnostics are paving the way for testing at unprecedented speeds at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland.The new system was developed and demonstrated to better understand the Tunnel 9 flow field thermodynamic properties and inform

  • Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.The annual

  • AFIT prepares nuclear enterprise to deal with any scenario

    With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans’ everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Young Commander’s Challenge team develops multi-layered drone defense

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Junior engineers and program managers here designed a developmental layered base defense system capable of warding off or destroying suspicious unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory 2016 Commander’s Challenge.A team of six Hanscom