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Spider silk one of the strongest materials on Earth for military applications of body armor and parachute material

Spider silk is also known as gossamer. It is a sought-after biomaterial. Spider silk is a protein fiber made in the glands of a spider. This silk is flexible and lightweight. These fibers are waterproof and have a tensile strength similar to that of steel. These fibers can be stretched …

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Military Land Vehicle Electronics ( Vetronics ) to enhance situational awareness and survivability and have an edge in the battlefield

There has been a need for rapid up-gradation of combat vehicles with advanced electronic information and command systems over the past decade. To provide military forces with improved crew survival, simple navigation, enhanced surveillance efficiency, better inter-vehicle, and intra-vehicle communications, and stronger firepower, global military forces are increasingly modernizing their …

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Countries advance bioeconomic strategies

The world faces the challenge of responding to not only the new issues emerging from COVID-19 but also those related to climate change and rising restrictions on natural resources, while sustainably meeting a growing demand for energy and food.  These are intimately involved with the need to control climate change …

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Battery considerations in aircraft with electric propulsion

The need to reduce gas emissions, optimize aircraft performance, decrease operating and maintenance costs, is pushing aircraft industry to progress towards more electric aircraft (MEA), and ultimately an All Electric Aircraft. Most electric aircraft efforts can be categorized and subdivided by size, range, configuration, and target market.   While the …

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Quantum cryptography race creating new records in distance and data rate for building practical National Quantum Networks

Information security is becoming more and more of a critical issue not only for large companies, banks and defense enterprises, but even for small businesses and individual users. However, the data encryption algorithms we currently use for protecting our data are imperfect — in the long-term, their logic can be …

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New Piezoelectric materials enable Smart sensors, Actuators and Sonar Systems breakthroughs

A transducer is any device used to convert energy from one form to another, such as a conversion from mechanical to electrical energy or vice versa. An electroacoustic transducer is a device that converts acoustic energy (sound) into electrical energy (voltage or current) or vice versa.   Piezoelectric materials modify …

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Quantum Brain sensors

Quantum sensors are measuring device that takes advantage of quantum correlations, such as states in a quantum superposition or entanglement, for better sensitivity and resolution than can be obtained by classical systems.  QP will boost the capabilities of all sorts of sensory devices, such as gravimeters, which are used to …

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DARPA PIPES developing integrated optical transceiver capabilities into multi-chip modules for high throughput parallel processing

Parallelism – or the act of several processors simultaneously executing on an application or computation – has been increasingly embraced by the microelectronics industry as a way of sustaining demand for increased system performance. Today, parallel computing architectures have become pervasive across all application domains and system scales – from …

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Nuclear Power and storage technologies for marine Propulsion and floating nuclear power plants

The International Energy Agency’s has found that the accelerating demand for electricity – due to a growing global population and rising levels of affluence – is on course to outpace the growth of renewable energy and increase reliance on fossil fuels.   The International Maritime Organization has adopted mandatory measures …

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