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2017 Naval Future Force S&T EXPO
ONR's biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO will take place July 20-21, 2017. The event will be held in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The venue has yet to be determined.
The Expo is the premier S&T event for the Navy and Marine Corps. It draws several thousand attendees and is designed to support the objectives of the Naval S&T Strategy.
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Research Targets Ship Biofouling
Individually, tiny barnacles pose little threat to hulking U.S. Navy ships. But when clustered in thick clumps on a vessel’s hull—a natural occurrence called biofouling—these sticky crustaceans can slow the ship and increase its fuel consumption by 40 percent.
To deal with this small yet expensive pest, ONR is sponsoring work by Dr. Xuanhe Zhao, an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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