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Repellent research: Ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs


It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the U.S. Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring work by Dr. Anish Tuteja, an ...


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ONR researchers and new bacteria


Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair. As electronic devices increasingly touch all facets of people's lives, ...


The role of goop: Research shows pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation


When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds, a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much. And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions. Understanding cloud formation is essential for accurate climate modeling, and ...


University of Houston gets $1.2 million grant for alternative energy research


The University of Houston has received a $1.2 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to help design the next generation of technologies for the alternative energy industry. In all, the ONR awarded a total of $1.5 million to UH, the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of New ...


From bacteria to electricity: The future of green energy


Showcasing its energy research initiatives for an Earth Day event at the Pentagon, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will highlight the microbial fuel cell, a device that could revolutionize naval energy use by converting decomposed marine organisms into electricity. These fuel cells convert ...


Ener1's Enerdel subsidiary receives Office of Naval Research grant for lithium ion battery development


Ener1, Inc. announced that its EnerDel subsidiary has been awarded a research grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the amount of $853,000 to develop a lithium ion battery system for use in asset tracking applications. The primary goal of the project is to develop a battery system that ...


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