The U.S. Navy has faced resistance from many conservatives in its quest to use advanced biofuels to power its ships and planes, but maybe putting a “homegrown” spin on the move – with a program called “Farm to Fleet” – will help quiet the critics.
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal. The findings will be used as researchers continue to design bio-inspired jellyfish for the U.S. Navy.
Fuel cells are not a renewable energy source, of course, although they can be tied to renewable energy. But even using fossil fuels their ability to produce electricity through an electrochemical process – instead of combustion – can make them flexible, relatively clean and efficient energy producers.
Scientists recently launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from a research vessel in a significant experiment that could help boost the Navy’s radar and communications performance at sea.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers.
One of the most critical aspects of the US military's fleet of submarines is the ability to operate in almost total silence.
DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - is known for designing a variety of high-tech and futuristic platforms for the US military.
The US Air Force has kicked off official flight training for the F-35 - despite a small fleet that is years away from any sort of operational status.
The US Navy is testing at least one remote-controlled combat vessel.
US Navy ships may be fitted with laser weapons within just a few years.
The Navy has a new 13.78 megawatt solar power plant in the high desert of California — the service’s biggest solar project yet — and it didn’t even have to pay for it.
The Pentagon is perpetually working on advanced weapons platforms that appear to be more science fiction than fact. However, the Navy's electromagnetic railgun is a fully-functioning reality.
The Pentagon is significantly increasing the deployment of unmanned aircraft for wartime missions and peacetime surveillance operations.
The Pentagon has been spending big money for many years now developing stealth technology for the aviation industry.
If you needed any more proof that 4G LTE is the way of the future, here you go.
The Pentagon is apparently interested in learning how to hack into video game consoles.
Unmanned Navy aircraft will soon be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels, says the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
The US Navy's opened a new research lab that will become the hub for autonomous systems research.
The United States Navy has been working to design a railgun that can be easily fitted to battleships and other surface craft to bolster the military's current arsenal.
It still remains to be seen if Battleship - the movie - will deliver. Of course, we'll know for sure in April.