Lab Spotlight

LANL Perovskite

A New Class of Solar-Harvesting Material

Perovskites are a new class of solar-harvesting materials able to form crystalline solar cells that are easy to work with, easy to adjust for improved performance, and very easy to afford. In recent experiments, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists have produced perovskite crystals that...
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Accelerator Test Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is a proposal-driven facility that provides users with high-brightness electron- and laser-beams. The ATF pioneered the concept of a user facility for studying complex properties of...
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Aerial Bait Drops to Reduce Invasive Brown Treesnakes on Guam

There are an estimated 1 to 2 million invasive brown treesnakes on Guam. They cause untenable damage to Guam’s natural and human resources. USDA Wildlife Services in cooperation with the Government of Guam, DOI Office of Insular Affairs, Department of Defense, and Applied Design Corp (Boulder...
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AFRL 711 HPW - Mannequins That Can Save Airmen’s Lives

The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Air Force Expeditionary Medical Skills Institute (AFEMSI), along with University of Cincinnati (UC) Health, utilize these mannequin simulators as part of the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program...
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AFRL 711 Human Performance Wing’s Vigilant Spirit Program

Capt. Tony Castello tests the Vigilant Spirit – Multi Role Control Station (VS-MRCS) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As a member of the VS-MRCS team, he participates in an advanced research program at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) 711th Human Performance Wing (711...
AFRL Directed Energy Directorate Aero-Effects Laboratory

AFRL Directed Energy Directorate Aero-Effects Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate Aero-Effects Laboratory uses a brand-new supersonic wind tunnel to study the effects of aerodynamic disturbances in the supersonic environment. The facility has an unique capability to develop and implement cutting-edge optical...
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AFRL Munitions Directorate’s Low-Alloy Steel

Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) researcher-inventor Rachel Abrahams holds a sample of USAF-96TM, a low-alloy steel that achieves similar performance characteristics to more expensive alloys containing tungsten, cobalt and/or nickel. A new high-performance material that...
AFRL scientist working on WFOV system technology

AFRL Studying Insects to Improve Navigation and Sensing

A Bioprincipic Research Team at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing bio-inspired sensors for agile flight and sensory ecology and information exploitation. The interdisciplinary team of biologists, physicists, and engineers research the ways in which biological systems sense and...