Office of Naval Research Story Archive

Cool Capabilities: Sea Hunter, Tern on Display at Sea-Air-Space  (21 March 2017)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will showcase various technologies at the 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, to be held April 3-5 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
For the Birds: New Prediction Method Sheds Brighter Light on Flight  (28 March 2017)
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at Stanford University found a new way to precisely measure the vortices-circular patterns of rotating air-created by birds' wings during flight. The results shed light on how these creatures produce enough lift to fly.
Taking the Heat: Navy Tests New Submarine Steam Suits  (11 April 2017)
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Nathan Lindner was testing the newest suit designed to protect Sailors from steam leaks on nuclear-powered submarines.
Navy, Marine Corps Spotlight the Future of Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare  (4 May 2017)
Augmented reality systems and advanced wireless networks were among the technologies shown during the Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (S2ME2 ANTX) 2017-a set of amphibious exercises May 4 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.
Virtual Victories: Marines Sharpen Skills with New Virtual-Reality Games  (17 May 2017)
Battlefield commanders confront life-or-death situations requiring fast, yet informed, decisions. To develop, strengthen and accelerate these quick-thinking abilities-particularly among small-unit leaders-the U.S. Marine Corps is distributing new "tactical decision kits" to 24 infantry battalions.
More than Play: Can Video Games Train Sailors and Marines?  (23 May 2017)
Blasting video game zombies, aliens and gangsters might not seem intellectually stimulating, but current research shows these computerized conflicts actually sharpen a range of cognitive skills-including better multitasking, increased attention span, faster reaction time and greater visual acuity.
Chief of Naval Research Issues Challenge for Innovation and the Future Force  (31 May 2017)
The Chief of Naval Research (CNR) has issued a historic call for innovative ideas to support the Navy and Marine Corps of the future.
Flying Metal Detectors? Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine-Detection System  (2 June 2017)
During a recent technology demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich and Dr. Cory Stephanson unveiled a new way to detect buried and submerged mines.
Old School Meets New School: Flight Deck Ouija Boards Go Digital  (15 June 2017)
The Office of Naval Research's (ONR) TechSolutions program has sponsored the development of the Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System-DSIMS, for short-to make the jobs of aircraft handlers easier.
Cyber Boost: New Operating System Will Improve Navy Computing Power  (21 June 2017)
With support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Dr. Binoy Ravindran, an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, has designed a system that could revolutionize how military and commercial computing systems perform.
Framework for Success: Naval Future Force S&T Expo  (28 June 2017)
At the upcoming Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, to be held in Washington July 20-21, Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David Hahn will announce a new strategic direction for the Navy's science and technology and research and development programs.
Navigating the Waters: Today's Autonomy, Tomorrow's Engineers   (5 July 2017)
Autonomy and the future force were in the spotlight, as nine student-led teams tested their maritime engineering skills during the 10th annual International RoboBoat Competition, held June 20-25 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Navy's Top Leader to Speak at Naval Future Force S&T Expo  (6 July 2017)
Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, and Gen. Paul Selva, vice chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be among the keynote speakers at the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo.
Human Power: Young Engineers Pedal Their Way to Underwater Dominance  (13 July 2017)
What do a shark, coffin and ice cream cone have in common? They're all student-built, human-powered submarines, and they competed in the 14th biennial International Submarine Races (ISR), at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Text Tech: Can Navy Vessels Use Shipboard Signal Lamps for Text Messaging?  (18 July 2017)
The signal lamp aboard the USS Stout flashed light bursts to the USS Monterey, located pierside 250 feet away. Aboard the Monterey, its own signal lamp used a mounted camera to receive the incoming Morse code-which then was converted into text appearing on an accompanying handheld device.

< 33 of 34 >