The SIGNAL Blog

The Bottom Line: STEM Is Our Future

October 9, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor
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When it comes to STEM, it is time to stop talking about the need and the gap and the possible solutions and start doing something about them. Action not only requires that more students and future teachers major in STEM fields but also that governments and the private sector put their money where their mouths are by providing financial support to these students.

JIEDDO Holds Competition for New Counter-IED Systems

October 8, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Military experts and defense contractors are testing technologies in Georgia to thwart the preponderance of roadside bombs that hamper U.S. military and coalition forces' combat and resupply missions. Participating defense contractors are competing for an existing $49.5 million contract.

Army Researchers Win Supercomputing Time for Fuel Research

October 7, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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How many days equal a billion hours? Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Lab are about to find out. This week, they began modeling the engine spray mixture formation process using access to one billion hours of supercomputing time on some of the world's fastest computers.

NATO Fishes for Data with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

October 2, 2014
By George I. Seffers
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Multiple autonomous underwater vehicles equipped with modern sensors relevant to NATO minehunting missions are being employed at sea during the Multinational AutoNomy Experiment (MANEX ‘14), held September 22 to October 13, 2014, along the Italian coast, between Framura and Bonassola, in the Ligurian Sea.

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