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Marines in Hawaii recently demonstrated that handheld devices and automation software could speed delivery of critical supplies to the front lines and even help planners determine when and where items will be needed ahead of time. Sponsored by ONR, the fourth annual Agile Bloodhound added logistics to the mix, with Marines using a mobile network, handheld devices and other technologies to share information in real time with personnel in multiple locations.

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    On-the-Move Logistics

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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Scientist Receives MacArthur Fellowship

Dr. Mark Hersam, a Northwestern University professor sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," an award given to the most creative individuals in their fields and those who show the most potential for big breakthroughs. Hersam's research on nanoelectronics could lead to smaller, more powerful devices for surveillance, communications, solar power and health monitoring.

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    Hersam Deemed 'Genius'

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