Alion Awarded $73 Million Task Order to Provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment Research and Development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $73 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE) Research and Development (R&D) for Joint Staff J7, Deputy Director Joint Training (JS J7 DDJT) Environment Architecture Division (EAD). Alion was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the DTIC repository and the R&D and S&T community.

“We are dedicated to our continued customer partnership to develop joint virtual environments to prepare for Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2),” said Katie Selbe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alion’s Cyber Network Solutions Group. “Alion has

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KULR Technology Group Partners with Airbus to Provide Battery Safety Solutions

Partnership with leading global aerospace company underscores KULR’s commitment to battery safety worldwide

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KULR Technology Group, Inc. (OTCQB: KULR), (the “Company” or “KULR”) today announces it is partnering with Airbus Defense and Space to provide KULR’s passive propagation resistant (PPR) battery design solutions for ongoing research into lithium-ion battery testing and safety for flight applications. The electrical engineers at Airbus (OTC: EADSY) (Euronext: AIR) do research and develop safe battery solutions for defense, space, helicopter, and aircraft applications.

KULR’s PPR design combines HYDRA Thermal Runaway Shield (TRS), LYRA internal short circuit, and NASA’s Fractional Thermal Runaway Calorimeter cell analysis technologies to provide an integrated total solution for battery testing and safety. HYDRA TRS is a sleeve-like shield that surrounds and separates individual cells in multi-cell packs and contains carbon fiber core and liquid coolant. The unique combination and configuration of

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Transportable radio telescopes could provide global high-precision comparisons of the best atomic clocks. — ScienceDaily

Using radio telescopes observing distant stars, scientists have connected optical atomic clocks on different continents. The results were published in the scientific journal Nature Physics by an international collaboration between 33 astronomers and clock experts at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, Japan), the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM, Italy), the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF, Italy), and the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM, France).

The BIPM in Sèvres near Paris routinely calculates the international time recommended for civil use (UTC, Coordinated Universal Time) from the comparison of atomic clocks via satellite communications. However, the satellite connections that are essential to maintaining a synchronized global time have not kept up with the development of new atomic clocks: optical clocks that use lasers interacting with ultracold atoms to give a very refined ticking. “To take the full benefit of optical clocks in UTC, it is

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Technology And Science Provide Hope In ‘Asteroid Hunters’

While most of space is vast and empty—hence the name “space”—the reality is that there are countless asteroids, comets and other debris zooming through our solar system as well. Most keep a safe distance, but many do, in fact, crash into Earth. A new IMAX movie, “Asteroid Hunters,” takes a look at the threat of a large asteroid impact on Earth, and what scientists can do to either prevent such a catastrophe, or at least properly prepare to survive with a minimal loss of life.

NASA does its best to monitor asteroids and their paths, and to keep track of those that enter Earth’s atmosphere and impact the planet’s surface. There are about

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Nissan Will Provide Automated Driving Technology in All Future Models

Self-driving: It’s not just for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) owners! Japanese automaker Nissan (OTC:NSANY) announced on Thursday that it will include automated driving features in all of its future models, regardless of price.

In an ambitious three-year plan, the company expects to roll out 20 new models by 2023, all of which will feature some level of automated driving capability. The move comes as competition heats up among automakers of all sizes to implement advanced technology like long-range batteries, automated driving, and heads-up displays. 

A concept rendering of an autonomous vehicle cockpit.

Image source: Getty Images.

Race to the top

Nissan, the ninth-largest automaker in the world by revenue, has had some success bringing technological innovations to market. It was the first carmaker to offer a mass-market battery-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, in 2010. In 2016, the company introduced its ProPILOT 1 technology, which allowed a car to automatically follow the car in front of it while driving on the

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Nabd and Huawei Partner to Provide Personalized Arabic News to Huawei Smartphone Users in MENA

Nabd, the world’s largest Arabic News Aggregator platform, has today announced its strategic partnership with Huawei, whereby Nabd provides personalized Arabic content for Huawei smartphone users in the MENA region via “Huawei Assistant” and “Huawei Browser”.

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Nabd newsfeed, instantly available on all Huawei Handsets in MENA (Huawei Assistant and Huawei Browser) (Photo: AETOSWire)

The new alliance between Nabd and Huawei enables the delivery of personalized Arabic newsfeeds within both Huawei Browser and Huawei Assistant. It will provide millions of Arabic users across the globe with the latest news that matters to them. This is done by leveraging Nabd’s smart content engine that relies on real-time data obtained from Nabd’s massive audience reach.

Earlier this year Huawei launched “Huawei Assistant”, bringing a new level of intelligent performance to users, by helping them to find services and information when and where

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Dehydration Technology Aims to Provide Nutritional Food at Scale

The U.S. is the global leader in food waste, with Americans discarding nearly 40 million tons of food every year. That equates to more than $161 billion, approximately 219 pounds of waste per person, and 30-40% of the U.S. food supply.

With COVID-19 amplifying the need to make access to affordable, nutrient-dense, disease-fighting and readily available food products on a global scale a reality, San Francisco-based Treasure8, a technology company utilizing regenerative methods to provide food at scale, announced its partnership with PA Consulting, based in London, UK, to help reduce food insecurity and create a better global food system.

“Part of what we call our ‘Resource Revolution’ is building an advanced network of global partnerships that help transform the food system systematically and fulfill our purpose to deploy nutrition for humanity,” says Timothy Childs, founder and co-CEO of Treasure8. “Not only do these partnerships allow us to scale our

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Calian Selected to Provide Science and Technology Services for Department of National Defence …

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) has been selected by the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide as and when requested Science and Technology (S&T) research capabilities.

The Company has been awarded the contract under the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), DND’s national leader in defence science and technology.

Calian will support technology services for CSSP and about 21 federal departments and agencies, providing the ability to scale up Canada’s science and technology capabilities to meet specific operational requirements.

The contract has a term of up to five years and is valued at approximately $18 million over the full five-year period. Calian has partnered with C3 Human Factors, CogSim Technologies, SimFront Simulation Systems, CAE and Lansdowne Technologies to deliver the contract.

“Having been a part of the team that delivered the previous version of this

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RevaComm and Galvanize Provide U.S. Air Force with Scalable Learning Solutions for At-Home Instruction During Pandemic

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RevaComm, an enterprise digital transformation company that has 30 years of experience transforming organizational challenges into powerful digital capabilities, and Galvanize, a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in the technical fields of software engineering and data science, announced today they are working with the U.S. Air Force to provide better management and tracking of synchronous and asynchronous learning for Airmen and contractors, whether they are in-person or remote.

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For the first time, with the development and guidance from prime contract holder RevaComm, Galvanize has modified its commercial proprietary LEARN training and technology system to deploy on Platform One, the Air Force, and the Department of Defense’s hardened internal technology platform. Over 11,000 members of the Air Force workforce plan to use

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Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change — ScienceDaily

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of population decline. The results predict how climate change might impact butterfly communities, and will inform conservation strategies to protect them.

The results, published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, show that larger and paler butterflies including the Large White (Pieris brassicae) and Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) are best able to buffer themselves against environmental temperature swings. They angle their large, reflective wings in relation to the sun, and use them to direct the sun’s heat either away from, or onto their bodies. These species have either stable or growing populations.

More colourful larger species such as the Peacock (Aglais io) and Red Admiral (Vanessa

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