Office of Naval Research Story Archive

Ready Player One: Video Games and the Navy Future Force  (19 July 2018)
Can computer games help U.S. Navy recruits find military jobs they'll enjoy and turn into long-term careers? To find out, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring Navy Life, an online platform of Navy-themed games and simulations.
Vital Signs: High-Tech, Portable Health Monitor Treats Warfighters and Civilians  (3 August 2018)
A technology designed to treat injured warfighters is proving its worth to civilian emergency-response teams. The Wireless Vital Signs Monitor tracks heart rate, pulse and blood pressure. It weighs less than a pound and can be carried easily into combat zones or mass-casualty emergency situations.
Disaster Relief: How Can AI Improve Humanitarian Assistance?  (8 August 2018)
The Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Workshop-co-hosted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)-took place at the university's Pittsburgh campus Aug. 2-3.
Diving Deep: Engineering, Science Students Face Off in Underwater Competition  (10 August 2018)
It was an exciting time in San Diego as nearly 50 high school and university teams from around the world made a splash at the 21st International RoboSub Competition at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Transducer Evaluation Center, July 30 - August 3.
Navy, Carnegie Mellon Enter Education Partnership  (15 August 2018)
The Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have entered into an Education Partnership Agreement to encourage and strengthen studies in the scientific disciplines.
Freeze Fighter: Warmer Wetsuit Will Increase Navy Dive Time  (5 September 2018)
To protect U.S. Navy divers operating in freezing conditions, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring work to design a wetsuit mirroring the insulating properties of animal blubber-allowing divers to swim in frozen waters for longer periods of time.
Navy divers to have automated logging from worn dive computers  (19 September 2018)
ONR TechSolutions and industry partners have created a new tool called the SBDA 100 to help divers digitally plan, record and report dive-profile data to accelerate the process of logging and uploading dive information.
Innovative Internships: SEAP Grooms the Future Naval Civilian Force  (3 October 2018)
Representatives from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently spoke to students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) about the benefits of ONR's Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program during an outreach visit at Harrison High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

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