A Week in Review: 05/27/12 to 6/02/12

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

May 29, 2012

Understanding Minds to Win Over Hearts
Science Careers spoke to three scientists who work in various aspects of “hearts and minds” research—although in one case it’s the hearts and minds of U.S. soldiers after they return home. What they share is a desire to provide a scientific, evidential foundation for important decisions related to human conflict and its consequences.
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2012_05_18/caredit.a1200055

June 1, 2012

Quadrotors Turned Into Flying Wireless Battery Chargers
Whenever you have anything that needs to survive away from the electrical grid for an extended period of time (whether it’s a cellphone or a sensor), batteries are inevitably the limiting factor, and roboticists from the NIMBUS Lab at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have solved the problem with a quadrotor that can fly around and wirelessly charge up electronics for you.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/quadrotors-turned-into-flying-wireless-battery-chargers