A Week in Review: 12/8/13 – 12/14/13

December 9, 2013

AFRL Reducing Demand for Fuel, Water
When setting up an expeditionary base downrange, the Base Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) Global Management Office (GMO) is responsible.
http://science.dodlive.mil/2013/12/09/afrl-reducing-demand-for-fuel-water/

December 11, 2013

UNL-led team finds less is more with adding graphene to nanofibers
Figuring that if some is good, more must be better, researchers have been trying to pack more graphene, a supermaterial, into structural composites. Collaborative research led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln materials engineers discovered that, in this case, less is more.
http://newsroom.unl.edu/releases/2013/12/11/UNL-led+team+finds+less+is+more+with+adding+graphene+to+nanofibers

December 12, 2013

Light and sound fire scientists’ imaginations
Rice University researchers lead review of photonic, phononic metamaterials
Strategies to manipulate light and sound go back to the first spherical glass bead and the pounding of the first hollow log. But their full potential is only just becoming apparent, according to a review by materials scientists at Rice University and their colleagues.
http://news.rice.edu/2013/12/12/light-and-sound-fire-scientists-imaginations/

December 13, 2013

USAFA Physics Dept. expands Falcon Telescope network to La Junta
Researchers at the Air Force Academy’s Department of Physics Center for Space Situational Awareness Research now have new university partners around the globe, thanks to a project combining satellite and educational outreach.
http://www.usafa.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123374313