A Week in Review: 1/15/12 to 1/21/12

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

January 17, 2012
Ex-spy satellite chief, in Dayton, touts their spying benefits
U.S. spy satellites face threats including possible collisions with orbiting space junk or potentially being shot down by China or other adversaries, but they still give the United States a unique capability to watch unfriendly countries, a former overseer of the satellites said Tuesday.


Red-Green & Blue-Yellow: The Stunning Colors You Can’t See
Try to imagine reddish green — not the dull brown you get when you mix the two pigments together, but rather a color that is somewhat like red and somewhat like green. Or, instead, try to picture yellowish blue — not green, but a hue similar to both yellow and blue.


January 18, 2012
University of Oxford funded research on insect flight leads to better fertility
Research by zoologists at the University of Oxford into how hoverflies achieve exquisite flight control has led to a means of improving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques.