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A team of researchers from the +American Museum of Natural History and +Scripps Oceanography found that catsharks are able to increase the contrast of their glowing pattern when deep underwater. According to the researchers, this trait might be used for communicating with each other.

“This study provides the first evidence that sharks can see the fluorescence of their own species. It’s not just beautiful but has an ecological purpose.” - Dr. Dimitri Deheyn

The research is supported, in part, by AFOSR PO: Dr. Hugh DeLong, Natural Materials, Systems, and Extremophiles. #bioinspired   #biofluorescence  
A team of researchers including scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego found that catsharks are not only able to see the bright green biofluorescence they produce, but that they increase the contrast of ...
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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is researching transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) as a potential means to help Airmen stay alert and sharp during critical missions. +Smithsonian Magazine
If neuroscientists are right, you’ll soon be able to sharpen your focus and boost your memory by recharging your brain—with electricity
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With the flick of a spark the 846th Test Squadron's magnetically levitated sled system, or MagLev, broke a world record at Holloman Air Force Base on March 4, 2016. Followed by a plume of smoke, the rocket propelled sled zipped down the 2,100 foot track at 633 miles per hour.

Read the full story, “633 mph -- nothing to mach,” at http://go.usa.gov/cu2Y9 +United States Air Force  #WorldRecord   #MagLev  
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Happy Earth Day! The +United States Air Force overarching Earth Day theme continues to be "Conserve Today. Secure Tomorrow." For Earth Day 2016, the Air Force is highlighting its commitment to "cleaner, greener installations" with an emphasis on energy and water conservation. The efficient use of energy has been an ongoing part of AFOSR's research initiative since its founding in 1951. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/cugKE #EarthDay   #Energy
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Breaking Down the BAA | Dr. Michael Kendra recently hosted the 2016 Test Science for T&E Program Review at the Doolittle Institute. As new technologies emerge, the ability to test new capabilities as they are assimilated into applied R&D is a critical part of the development process. The T&E Program sponsors basic research in areas that enable such testing and areas that allow the correct and comprehensive interpretation of test results.

Interested in AFOSR funding for your innovative research ideas? Visit http://go.usa.gov/czuCx to learn more. #DoolittleInstitute   #BasicResearch  
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Senior Airman Timothy D. Burrows, a 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels labs technician, performs a quality control test on jet aircraft fuel at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., April 21, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Lenz)
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Today at 12PM EDT, join us for a LIVE 1hr FY17 YIP BAA Q&A on Twitter @AFOSRYIP with Ellen Montgomery. Follow along & ask questions using‪ #askAFOSRYIP . #AirForce   #BasicResearch  
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"Tune in" for a LIVE 1hr Twitter Q&A Session @AFOSRYIP with Ellen Montgomery on Monday 25 APRIL 16 at 12PM-1PM EDT. Follow along and ask questions using   #AskAFOSRYIP  

Closing date is Jun 01, 2016. Proposals must be received electronically through Grants.gov by Wednesday, 01 Jun 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern time to be considered. Technical or general Pre-proposal inquiries and questions must be received in writing by electronic mail not later than Monday, 02 May 2016 to be considered.

Review the general BAA for research interests of AFOSR and PO contact information http://go.usa.gov/cAxyk. The FY17 YIP BAA can be found athttp://go.usa.gov/cAac5. #BasicResearch   #Grants
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Researchers at +Stanford Engineering have created a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length and repair itself if punctured. According to the researchers, the self-healing material could lead to artificial muscle and skin. The research is supported, in part, by AFOSR PO Dr. Charles Lee, Organic Materials Chemistry. +Stanford University  #BasicResearch   #MaterialsScience  
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Dr. Richard McKinley's lab was recently featured on BBC One's "How To Stay Young" with Angela Rippon. This article highlights her visit to a U.S. Air Force base to experience electrical stimulation for increased brain power. McKinley's research is supported by AFOSR PO Dr. Patrick Bradshaw, Human Performance and Biosystems.
At the age of 71, former newsreader Angela Rippon is exploring the US, South America and more to find the weirdest ways to help us stay feeling as young as possible for longer.
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Today, at 1 pm ET, President Obama will host his sixth and final White House Science Fair, welcoming more than 100 top science, technology, engineering and math students from across the country. Watch live at www.WH.gov/live #STEM   #Innovators   #Science

Join the conversation using #WHScienceFair
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We discover, shape and champion basic science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force.
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Welcome to the official Google+ page of AFOSR. We discover, shape and champion basic science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force.
 
For sixty years, AFOSR has forged the foundations of science in every mission critical area for today’s Air Force, from integrated circuits, lasers, and stealth to anti-missile defense systems, hypersonics, and space travel. AFOSR personnel do not dream about what is possible—we accomplish what many believe is impossible. We focus on the science of the future today; enabling a future Air Force that will be far more technologically advanced than any peer.