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Defense Department ties with Silicon Valley could grow with Space Force plan

The Defense Department already has a foothold in the Silicon Valley, an office where it keeps tabs on startups and new technology.

The U.S. Air Force is working on new antenna systems attached to origami-like backing that could tweak communications in space.

“It’s very much in the prototyping stage, very fundamental research stages,” said Air Force Research Lab’s Abigail Juhl.

UC San Diego and Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, are working on wearable technology to monitor glucose and lactate in humans, which has caught the eye of the Defense Department’s director of engineering enterprise, Robert Gold.


Source: ABC 7 News