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HDIAC Webinars – Biostasis - HDIAC.org
Join HDIAC Friday, December 18, from 1200 to 1300 EST for a webinar presentation. Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF57D786854638 This webinar will provide an overview of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Biostasis program. The Biostasis program aims to extend the time for lifesaving medical treatment, often referred to as "the Golden Hour," following traumatic injury or acute infection, thus increasing survivability for military personnel operating in far-forward conditions with limited access to medical professionals or trauma centers. To do so, Biostasis is developing novel chemical biology approaches that reversibly and controllably slow biological systems without cold-chain to stabilize and protect their functional capacity until medical intervention is possible.
Breakthrough Material Makes Pathway to Hydrogen Use for Fuel Cells Under Hot, Dry Conditions - Lanl.gov
A collaborative research team, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Stuttgart (Germany), University of New Mexico, and Sandia National Laboratories, has developed a proton conductor for fuel cells based on polystyrene phosphonic acids that maintain high protonic conductivity up to 200 Celsius without water. They describe the material advance in a paper published this week in Nature Materials.
Army, Navy and Air Force Surgical Technologist (ST) students at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) located aboard Joint Base San-Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas are becoming more familiar with laparoscopic procedures thanks to a curriculum update and new laparoscopic equipment that was added to the surgical training simulators.
Marine Corps Begins Fielding Amphibious Combat Vehicle - DVIDSHUB.net
The Marine Corps' new Amphibious Combat Vehicle has achieved two new major milestones.
Let There be Light - News.unm.edu
UNM researchers discover certain materials combined with UV light can kill coronavirus and other viruses.
The new method could be the key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses, like electric cars and airplanes.
Future novel hybrid energy systems could lead to paradigm shifts in clean energy production, according to a paper published last week in Joule.
Cataloging Nature’s Hidden Arsenal: Viruses that Infect Bacteria - Newscenter.lbl.gov
Scientists are continually searching for new and improved ways to deal with bacteria, be it to eliminate disease-causing strains or to modify potentially beneficial strains. And despite the numerous clever drugs and genetic engineering tools humans have invented for these tasks, those approaches can seem clumsy when compared to the finely tuned attacks waged by phages - the viruses that infect bacteria.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $60 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. This funding supports research that will lead to more affordable, efficient, and secure transportation energy.
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