What We Learned Today
Safer Batteries for Soldiers

Safer Batteries for Soldiers

November 7, 2019

Army scientists and their partners at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a high-energy aqueous lithium-ion battery that won’t catch fire no matter how damaged it becomes. These new batteries continue to operate in conditions where traditional batteries fail. Join ARL's Tracie Dean for a special edition of What We Learned Today with the lab's Dr. Arthur von Wald Cresce!

Read more... https://www.army.mil/article/229601/

High-Speed Aerodynamics

High-Speed Aerodynamics

October 25, 2019

Cracking the code of how aerodynamics affect high-speed projectiles will enable the Army of the future to realize its number one Army Modernization priority: Long-Range Precision Fires. U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with aerospace engineer Dr. J.D. Vasile from the lab’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

Neuroscience Research

Neuroscience Research

October 11, 2019

Neuroscience and the Soldier: How will future troops sense, perceive and interact with the world of technology? U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with recently promoted Dr. Vernon Lawhern, a mathematical statistician from the lab's Human Research and Engineering Directorate.

Stronger, Lighter, Better Materials

Stronger, Lighter, Better Materials

September 17, 2019

What’s the next big thing? Imagine thinner, stronger and lighter metals, ceramics and plastics. How will that change the world? More importantly what will it mean for the U.S. Army of the future? Dr. Phil Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, talks with up-and-coming materials engineer Dr. Victoria Blair.

How Quiet Can Researchers Make Future Drones?

How Quiet Can Researchers Make Future Drones?

September 10, 2019

Army researchers are looking at how to make future unmanned aircraft systems stealthier. Current rotors are noisy. U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory aerospace engineer Dr. Matthew Floros is investigating a potential technology solution to decrease the sound of certain rotor blades by as much as 10 decibels. That's a lot quieter. Listen to the conversation about what we learned today!

Read the academic paper by Dr. Floros: http://www.arl.army.mil/www/pages/shared/documents/quiet.pdf

Photos of the Common Research Configuration: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armyresearchlab/albums/72157701825301015

 

Batteries for the Future

Batteries for the Future

August 26, 2019

Join us for a conversation with materials engineer Dr. Marshall Schroeder from the U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory about the future of batteries and the work he's doing to power technology for American Soldiers.

Learning from Failed Experiments

Learning from Failed Experiments

August 19, 2019

Sometimes experiments don’t go as planned, but researchers end up learning from failure. In this week’s episode, U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with research chemist Dr. Jesse Sabatini about why a possible contender to replace TNT didn’t pass muster.

Stirling Engines for the Future

Stirling Engines for the Future

August 12, 2019

Imagine a future where a vehicle would convert any form of heat into electricity for ground propulsion. What will that mean for the Army of tomorrow? Let’s find out as Dr. Phil Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory talks with computer scientist Justin Shumaker.

67 Years of Service

67 Years of Service

August 5, 2019

Robert B. Reams Jr., started his research career for the federal government in 1952. Sixty-seven years later, he will retire after a distinguished career with the U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory. Listen to the conversation as Director Dr. Phil Perconti has “Bob” tell his story and why his work was important for American Soldiers.

Pioneering Army researcher earns Presidential Early Career award

Pioneering Army researcher earns Presidential Early Career award

July 29, 2019

A pioneering Army researcher has earned the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Listen to U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti interview Dr. Nathan Lazarus.

 

Read more:

Pioneering Army researcher earns Presidential Early Career award: https://www.army.mil/article/224221/

Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-announces-recipients-presidential-early-career-award-scientists-engineers/