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Chiton mollusk provides model for new armor design

The motivations for using biology as inspiration to engineering vary based on the project, but for Ling Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in...

US Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The...

Computer simulations improve lethality

With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs. Mechanical engineers can understand...

Modular appliances to dramatically improve field feeding

A versatile new suite of modular appliances promises to make feeding Soldiers in the field a more energy-efficient, cleaner, cooler and quieter process. Product Manager...

Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

Whether someone absorbs a hit by an improvised explosive device or a charging linebacker, the effect can be devastating on the human brain. Knowing that,...

Army rolls out networked Capability Set 13

To meet the aggressive schedule the Army set for Capability Set 13 fielding, dozens of engineers and support personnel at the U.S. Army Tank...

Combat engineers tunnel into leveled buildings to save lives

Responding to a simulated improvised nuclear device in downtown Phoenix as part of the 2011 Arizona Statewide Vigilant Guard exercise, about 60 combat engineers...

Army engineer divers conduct annual training exercise

A group of 85 Army engineer divers assigned to the 74th, 86th, 511th, 544th and 569th Engineer Dive Detachments, Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment...

Army building foundational software for COE

The U.S. Army's System of Systems Engineering effort has identified a number of computing environments through which to implement G6-defined standards, service officials said. When...

University Engineers Tests Underground Border Security System

Tucson AZ: A unique underground surveillance system tested by UA researchers could be used to watch the entire US-Mexico border continuously. The border-monitoring system, known...