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Top 10 Coolest Army Science and Technology Advances of 2018!

ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 17, 2018) -- This year has had its share of science and technology advances from Army researchers. The RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate research laboratory (ARL), has the mission to discover, innovate and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power.

The lab’s chief scientist, Dr. Alexander Kott, handpicked the “coolest” advances to showcase what Army scientists and engineers are doing to support the Soldier of the future with a “Top 10” list from 2018:

No. 10: Transporting quantum information with minimum distortions

No. 9: Ultra-broadband super-sensitive atomic antenna

No. 8: Brain-like computer solves super-complex problems

No. 7: Peeking inside a gas turbine’s combustor with a strong X-ray

No. 6: Cool coating stops attacks of sand

No. 5: A super-hero nanocrystalline alloy

No. 4: Extreme power for jumping robots

No. 3: New explosive is more powerful than TNT and safer

No. 2: Humans teach artificially intelligent agents

No. 1: Taming the atom