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2010-08-09 14:26:30

Dr. David Awschalom, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull award for research funded in large measure by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The David Turnbull Award, one of the three highest honors bestowed upon scientists by MRS, will be awarded to Dr. Awschalom at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Ma. for his achievements and leadership in establishing the field of...

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2010-06-17 11:20:25

Scientists at the University of Texas in Dallas, with funding from AFOSR's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, are seeking solutions for maintaining privacy in a cloud, or an Internet-based computing environment where all resources are offered on demand. Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham has put together a team of researchers from the UTD School of Management and its School of Economics, Policy and Political Sciences to investigate information sharing with consideration to...

2010-06-10 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has received a three-year, $9.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to further develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles to coordinate with each other and a manned airborne control station to more safely and effectively carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Foxhunt Multi-Small Unmanned Aerial System...

2010-06-02 21:22:23

Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors. Based on their research, these sensors could be used for improving optical sources, detectors and modulators for optical interconnections and for creating biomolecules, such as plastic explosives for the Air Force. Brongersma's work is based on the unprecedented ability of nanometallic or...

2010-06-02 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3-D holographic display and visualization technologies, announced today that it is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Under Full Multiplex Holographic Display (FMHD) Phase II the company will integrate its interactive 3-D holographic display system, the Dynamic 3-Dimensional Display (D3D), with a...

2010-05-14 10:58:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) hosted a press conference today at its Environmental Technology Facility in Johnstown, PA to showcase its efforts in designing an environmentally friendly system to remove coatings from U.S. Air Force aircraft. Complete depainting of aircraft is performed as part of the normal maintenance process. Presently, existing paint is removed with abrasive dry media or chemical paint removers. Conventional chemical...

2010-04-29 09:33:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Third Frontier, an unprecedented and bipartisan commitment to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs, is uniting Ohio's history of military innovation with new technologies that are leading the way for developments in national security. Ohio Third Frontier funds research that will greatly reduce casualties of war by improving the intelligence and data gathering capabilities of today's military and first...

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2010-04-19 12:25:00

Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Colorado State University researchers are trying to solve computationally difficult problems related to logistics planning, vehicle routing, resource allocation, circuit design, wireless frequency assignment and scheduling. Dr. Adele Howe and co-researcher, Dr. Darrell Whitley are passionate about finding the best possible solutions to some of the Air Force's most difficult problems by using a tremendous amount of data to verify analytical...

2010-03-31 16:35:00

Noted Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded researcher, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky is pioneering a new approach for measuring, anticipating and managing catastrophic risks, sometimes called "Black Swans" or natural catastrophes like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and floods that may possibly enhance the Air Force's capabilities of preparing for disasters. "This research is important because it will provide solid foundations to help the Air Force and the public better prepare for the...

2010-03-09 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Airbase Technologies Division to perform research and development of technologies for deployed airbase infrastructure, force protection and homeland defense operations. Officials estimate the potential value of the 3-year contract at $9.9 million. Jacobs will provide technical expertise to execute a...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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