A Week in Review: 05/06/12 to 5/12/12

A quick recap of AFRL and AFOSR news mentions over the past week.

May 10, 2012

HIFiRE Scramjet Research Flight Will Advance Hypersonic Technology
An international team that includes NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is celebrating the successful launch of an experimental hypersonic scramjet research flight from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.
http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/news/2012/05/09/hifire-scramjet-research-flight-will-advance-hypersonic-technology.html

May 11, 2012

Cybersecurity experts begin investigation on self-adapting computer network
In the online struggle for network security, Kansas State University cybersecurity experts are adding an ally to the security force: the computer network itself.
http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/05/Information-Technology-Cybersecurity-Experts-Investigate-Self-Adapting-Computer-Network/

Test Pilot School teaches students to fly, fight, win in cyberspace
“We are the place where the world comes to learn about test and evaluation. With the introduction of the Cyber Systems Test Course, we can now teach our graduates and others the framework for testing cyber systems in a contested environment,” said Col. Noel Zamot, TPS commandant. “This is the first course of its kind that includes a disciplined, yet flexible approach to testing cyber intensive systems.”
http://www.afmc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123301314

Nanotube ‘sponge’ has potential in oil spill cleanup
Carbon nanotubes, which consist of atom-thick sheets of carbon rolled into cylinders, have captured scientific attention in recent decades because of their high strength, potential high conductivity and light weight. But producing nanotubes in bulk for specialized applications was often limited by difficulties in controlling the growth process as well as dispersing and sorting the produced nanotubes.
http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=45121