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Cyber attacks on Power Grids and Nuclear plants will have devastate economy affecting millions of people and military operations

Energy sector has become one of the attractive targets for cyber attackers. Hackers already target the energy sector more than any other part of U.S. critical infrastructure, according to the most recent government report. There are more reported cyber incidents in the energy industry than in healthcare, finance, transportation, water …

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DARPA RCM building Resilience into Chemical Manufacturing from supply chain disruptions.

The United States relies on chemical manufacturing to provide products ranging from everyday consumer goods (plastics, fabrics, adhesives, paints) to cutting edge technologies (medicines, electronic materials), industrial goods (dyes, pesticides) and military supplies (fuels, explosives). While many high-volume, petroleum-derived chemical feedstocks are produced domestically, much of the fine chemical manufacturing …

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Hydrogen Fuel cells advancing to fly small, electric unmanned air vehicles to Aircrafts

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.  Due to the higher efficiency and better reliability compared to conventional combustion engines, electrical systems with no greenhouse gas emission …

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and additive manufacturing (AM) are both disruptive new technologies. AI has entered many aspects of our lives, but has not been fully realized in the world of AM. Because of the vast amount of data and the digital nature of the technology, AM offers tremendous opportunities in …

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Increasing attacks on military bases require ‘Smart Base’ capabilities, concepts and technologies

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) maintains installations worldwide; worth over $1.2 trillion and critical to U.S. national security. Physical changes to the environment such as flooding, drought, and extreme storms disrupt U.S. military capabilities and facilities, including training ranges, bases, and housing. A 2019 DoD assessment found that out …

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Ultra-Wideband Underwater Backscatter via Piezoelectric Metamaterials

Researchers are developing the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT), a worldwide network of smart interconnected underwater objects that would transmit data from existing and planned roaming, autonomous vehicles, and underwater sensor networks to networks above the surface in real-time.   DARPA launched the “Ocean of Things” program in 2017 to …

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Best quantum bit or Qubit technology Race for realization of quantum computers and sensors

Quantum technology (QT) applies quantum mechanical properties such as quantum entanglement, quantum superposition, and No-cloning theorem to quantum systems such as atoms, ions, electrons, photons, or molecules. Quantum bit is the basic unit of quantum information.  Whereas in a classical system, a bit is either in one state or the another. …

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Militaries are facing complex operational and tactical environments such as the increasing challenge of non-state/lone actors; persistent rapid technological development along with its broad availability via the internet; and the advent and expansion of new domains of possible threat such as information systems, space, cyberspace, electronic warfare, and autonomous weapons. …

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Growing Cyber threats to commercial aviation require cyber risk management, and resilient systems

Cyber attacks are growing in number and sophistication affecting large corporations, critical infrastructures of all kinds, governments to SMEs, and increasingly the aviation industry.   Commercial aviation plays a central role in our daily lives and is an essential part of the national economy. The number of passengers rose from …

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DARPA RTRA developing array processors reconfigurable with missions

All modern personal computers including desktops, notebooks, smartphones, and tablets, are examples of general-purpose computers. General-purpose computing incorporates ‘Von Neumann’ approach, which states that an instruction fetch and a data operation cannot occur simultaneously. Therefore, being sequential machines, their performance is also limited.   On the other hand, we have …

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