The Homeland Defense (HD) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary from worldwide sources, showing headlines of innovative, emerging technologies in HDIAC's eight focus areas.
In Case You Missed It: The HDIAC Podcast – Leveraging the Law of Armed Conflict in Creating Human Rights Compliant Counterterrorism Policy – Parts 1 and 2 - HDIAC.org
Most experts in the U.S. defense and military policy and practitioners' communities know that the United States is a longstanding global leader in human rights compliant counterterrorism operations. Few make the link between law of war leadership on the part of the United States and international human rights law compliance, particularly in designing and conducting counterterrorism and homeland security operations over the last decade. This podcast series describes how and why the United States military and defense policy community has taken the law of armed conflict into consideration when analyzing terrorist strategies and while developing plans for operational threat response. Dr. Zoli also provides historical and regional context for terrorist organizations in the Middle East and South Asia to underscore why such norm-first approaches are so important, especially when training and supporting other nation's armed forces.
Across Appalachia, natural gas producers are supporting the energy security of the United States as they continue to tap the vast shale gas resources of the region. Shale gas is used for heating and power production, but the chemical industry also relies heavily on natural gas as a feedstock to manufacture valuable chemicals. With some of the world's most cutting-edge facilities and a roster of preeminent fossil energy researchers, the Lab has decades of experience converting carbon to higher-value products and the established infrastructure to create an innovation center capable of transforming the downstream sector. With this in mind, NETL has prioritized natural gas utilization, leveraging the Lab's capabilities and expertise to identify more uses for natural gas and bring valuable products to market faster, at lower cost and with less environmental impact. "We strive to bring national focus and coordination to technology development associated with the conversion of natural gas to high-value commodities, ultimately strengthening our national economy and national security," said NETL Director Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients. Bamlanivimab is authorized for patients with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing who are 12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds), and who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. This includes those who are 65 years of age or older, or who have certain chronic medical conditions.
More than 20 Airmen and Soldiers from the New York National Guard's 2nd Civil Support Team (CST) deployed to an abandoned office building at the Rotterdam Industrial Park to search for a simulated blister agent lab during training on November 10.
Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published today in The Lancet. The treatment program involving the life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) proved so much more effective than the standard treatment for this usually fatal condition that the trial was stopped early after enrolling just 30 of the expected 165 patients.
For the First Time, Scientists Demonstrate Self-repair Mechanism in Cells - pme.uchicago.edu
As cells bump into each other, forces cause them to move and shake, or even sometimes rupture.
Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan - Energy.gov
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department's hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities.
Security Forces units at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, will be the first to operate "robot dogs" to patrol alongside airmen.
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