Office of Naval Research Story Archive

Spotlighting New Technology Ideas at the Naval S&T Expo  (21 July 2017)
Today, at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David J. Hahn publicly announced the finalists of the CNR Concept Challenge- a historic call for innovative ideas to support the Navy and Marine Corps of the future.
CNR Outlines New Direction for Naval Research   (21 July 2017)
Today, at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David J. Hahn publicly unveiled the new strategic direction-a Framework- for the U.S. Navy's continuum of research and development.
CNO: How Can U.S. Navy Prevail in Contest for Maritime Supremacy?  (24 July 2017)
The U.S. Navy has enjoyed uncontested global maritime supremacy for the past 25 years, said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, held July 20-21 in Washington, D.C.
RoboSub Competition: Engineering 20 Years of Fun and Learning  (11 August 2017)
More than 300 high school and college engineering students tested their mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineering skills, as well as their presentation skills and teamwork, while competing for cash prizes at the recent 20th International RoboSub Competition.
By the Book: Meet the 2017 Protocol Officer of the Year  (17 August 2017)
From the proper etiquette of entering a room at an important ceremony, to facilitating international communication and cooperation with top foreign dignitaries and senior officers, a protocol officer's job is complex and important.
Wanted: A New Way to Find Pilots for U.S. Navy Unmanned Aircraft  (31 August 2017)
Georgia Tech and the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, sponsored by the ONR are sponsoring the development of a series of new specialized tests to assess cognitive abilities and personality traits, and identify potential Navy and Marine Corps unmanned aviation systems (UAS) operators.
Using Virtual Reality, Artificial Limbs to 'CONVEY' Power of STEM  (6 September 2017)
Addressing a crowd of middle- and high-school students, the former U.S. Army Soldier discussed how he lost his arm and leg to combat-related injuries-describing the challenges of using prosthetic limbs to brush his teeth or enjoy recreation like swimming.
Powerful Prediction: Finding a Better Way to Forecast Hurricane Strength  (9 September 2017)
As Hurricane Irma approaches U.S. shores, researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) are using air-dropped autonomous sensors to compile real-time ocean observations to help forecasters predict the strength of future tropical storms.
Arctic Ambition: ONR Joins International Mission to Monitor Conditions in Arctic Ocean  (14 September 2017)
In an example of international cooperation and scientific collaboration, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) participated in a joint mission to deploy three specialized buoys with sensors into the Arctic Ocean, in the vicinity of the North Pole.
Fitbit-style Prosthetics? Navy Developing 'Smart' Artificial Limbs  (4 October 2017)
The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring development of a "smart" artificial leg-equipped with special sensors to monitor gait, alert users to prosthetic wear and tear, and warn of potential infection risk.
Underwater Defense: New Ways to Protect Divers in the Deep  (26 October 2017)
Special operations divers like Navy SEALs take on life-threatening risks such as enemy combatants and harsh environments. But another hazard is silent and unseen-oxygen toxicity, the result of breathing lethal levels of oxygen that occur at depth and pressure.
Think Big, Start Small: Navy SBIR/STTR Program Can Help Advance Your Ideas  (14 November 2017)
Qualcomm. iRobot. You might have heard of these companies-one making a huge impact on your wireless technology, the other keeping your home clean. But what you may not know is that they have deep roots in the Department of Defense, via the Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, program.
Defining the Danger Zone: New Mapping Software Makes Live-Fire Training Safer  (16 November 2017)
To better protect warfighters during live-fire training, the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) TechSolutions program has sponsored the development of a new Google Maps-style software tool to map out training areas in great detail.
For Fleet and Force: Science Solutions, from Cyber to the Skies  (21 November 2017)
An engineer steps into the cockpit of an FA-18 Super Hornet in Norfolk.
Mission Ready: ONR, Orlando Science Center Partner for Flight  (18 January 2018)
The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, last week held a ribbon-cutting for its new Flight Lab permanent exhibit.

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