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The Streak Continues: U.S. Navy Earns Top Rank Again...
At left, a sonar technician technician stands watch in a control center aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89). A sonar analytical tool was among the nearly 400 technologies patented by the U.S. Navy in 2013.  For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of the Navy outpaced government agencies around the world for the size and quality of its patent portfolio in an annual industry ranking.

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    Patent Power

Watch the Swarm

Image - Autonomous swarmboatWatch as the U.S. Navy demonstrates Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing, or CARACaS, which allows boats to operate without a Sailor physically needing to be at the controls—including operating in sync with other unmanned vessels; choosing their own routes; swarming to interdict enemy vessels; and escorting/protecting naval assets. Video | Details

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Study Finds Arctic Ice Retreating
Scientists revealed the latest findings from an ONR-funded study on Arctic sea ice—with one expert noting that summer sea ice levels could potentially fall to zero before the end of this century. ONR’s Marginal Ice Zone experiment, which took place last year in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest research effort ever using robotic technologies to investigate ice conditions where the frozen ocean meets the open ocean. Watch: Video

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    Treading Thin Ice

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