A Week in Review: 1/22/12 to 1/28/12

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

January 24, 2012

Graphene: Impressive capabilities on the horizon
A Rice University research team makes graphene suitable for a variety of organic chemistry applications.

Dinosaur Had Black Feathers, Archaeopteryx Study Shows
The raven-size creature long thought of as the earliest bird, Archaeopteryx, may have been adorned with black feathers, researchers have found. The structures that held the black pigment may have strengthened wing feathers, perhaps helping Archaeopteryx fly, scientists added.

Computer Scientist To Bring Programming and Aviation Knowhow Together To Create Safer Flight Systems
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientist Carlos Varela has received seed funding from the U.S. Air Force to help make flight data as updated, active, and accurate as possible.