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The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory is the Army's corporate research laboratory with the mission to discover, innovate, and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power!

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The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory is the Army's corporate research laboratory with the mission to discover, innovate, and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power!

    Essential Research for Additive Manufacturing

    Essential Research for Additive Manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing has the potential to provide Soldiers with cutting-edge munitions. Researchers at the U.S. Army CCDC's Army Research Laboratory are exploring the technology through a program designed to push the application of additive manufacturing to new boundaries. The lab's Tracie Dean speaks with Dr. Jason Robinette, program manager for the Science of Additive Manufacturing for Next Generation Munitions Essential Research Program in this episode of What We Learned Today!

    • 16 min
    Essential Research for Soldier Protection

    Essential Research for Soldier Protection

    When faced with battlefield threats, American Soldiers depend more than ever on body armor to protect them. To adapt to the evolving dangers of getting shot, the Army created a flagship program dedicated to protection technologies. The U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory has an essential research program to focus attention and resources on this important topic. Join the lab's Tracie Dean for an in-depth discussion with Army researcher Dr. Chris Hoppel about the future of materials engineering and how they plan to make America's Soldiers stronger and safer!
    Hoppel is the program manager for the lab's Physics of Soldier Protection to Defeat Evolving Threats Essential Research Program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
    Read more... https://www.army.mil/article/232585/

    • 11 min
    Safer Batteries for Soldiers

    Safer Batteries for Soldiers

    Army scientists and their partners at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a high-energy aqueous lithium-ion battery that won’t catch fire no matter how damaged it becomes. These new batteries continue to operate in conditions where traditional batteries fail. Join ARL's Tracie Dean for a special edition of What We Learned Today with the lab's Dr. Arthur von Wald Cresce!
    Read more... https://www.army.mil/article/229601/

    • 6 min
    High-Speed Aerodynamics

    High-Speed Aerodynamics

    Cracking the code of how aerodynamics affect high-speed projectiles will enable the Army of the future to realize its number one Army Modernization priority: Long-Range Precision Fires. U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with aerospace engineer Dr. J.D. Vasile from the lab’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

    • 23 min
    Neuroscience Research

    Neuroscience Research

    Neuroscience and the Soldier: How will future troops sense, perceive and interact with the world of technology? U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with recently promoted Dr. Vernon Lawhern, a mathematical statistician from the lab's Human Research and Engineering Directorate.

    • 17 min
    Stronger, Lighter, Better Materials

    Stronger, Lighter, Better Materials

    What’s the next big thing? Imagine thinner, stronger and lighter metals, ceramics and plastics. How will that change the world? More importantly what will it mean for the U.S. Army of the future? Dr. Phil Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, talks with up-and-coming materials engineer Dr. Victoria Blair.

    • 21 min

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