Office of naval research

09.25.12
MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers
09.25.12

MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

We've seen the Kinect put to use to help you find your groceries, but the sensor's image processin...

By S. Silbert,   09.25.12
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04.10.11
US Navy's solid-state laser sets boat ablaze (video)
04.10.11

US Navy's solid-state laser sets boat ablaze (video)

See that flaming wreckage in the picture above? A laser did that, mounted on board a second vessel...

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01.31.11
NAVY SEALs getting fancy LCD sunglasses, will surely show up as DLC in next SOCOM game
01.31.11

NAVY SEALs getting fancy LCD sunglasses, will surely show up as DLC in next SOCOM game

We're still a few years away from getting some consumer-friendly LCD sunglasses, but wouldn't you k...

By T. Stevens,   01.31.11
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06.21.10
Scientists create sweat-monitoring underwear, break them in (video)
06.21.10

Scientists create sweat-monitoring underwear, break them in (video)

Biochip bracelets be damned -- nanoengineers at UC San Diego want to put sensors in your skivvies....

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04.23.09
New silicon film ferroelectric may pave the way for instant-on computers (or maybe not)
04.23.09

New silicon film ferroelectric may pave the way for instant-on computers (or maybe not)

While the gang at Toshiba are still trying to bring FeRAM to the masses, a team of researchers at C...

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04.17.09
Video: Navy UAV uses hydrogen fuel cells for greener surveillance
04.17.09

Video: Navy UAV uses hydrogen fuel cells for greener surveillance

It sure is nice to see that the military is paying attention to the environment, always on the look...

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02.18.09
Navy report warns of robot uprising, suggests a strong moral compass
02.18.09

Navy report warns of robot uprising, suggests a strong moral compass

You know, when armchair futurists (and jive talkin' bloggists) make note of some of the scary new t...

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07.09.07
Navy developing magnetic contact lenses
07.09.07

Navy developing magnetic contact lenses

It looks like the Navy's Office of Naval Research dipping its toes into the oft-explored business of...

By D. Melanson,   07.09.07
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07.03.07
Navy seeks methods for predicting where bombs will be placed
07.03.07

Navy seeks methods for predicting where bombs will be placed

Apparently not content with having bees do all the dirty work of sniffing out bombs, the Navy is now...

By D. Melanson,   07.03.07
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