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: HDIAC Webinars – Historical Discussion of the Trinity Nuclear Weapons Test (A Two-Part Series) - HDIAC.org
The Trinity test of July 16, 1945 was arguably history's greatest scientific experiment. It represented not only the capstone of the Manhattan Project, but the culmination of decades of discovery in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and other scientific fields. The technology tested at Trinity would later be used to help bring history's deadliest conflict, World War II, to an abrupt and victorious conclusion. In this two-part series, Mr. Carr follows up on his 18 February webinar "Introduction to U.S. Nuclear Testing: 1945 – 1992" by discussing the scientific discovery and technological innovation that are part of Trinity's legacy.
The Idaho Army National Guard celebrated the opening of its Digital Air Ground Integrated Range March 4 at the Orchard Combat Training Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Energy Transition in the Transitioning North - Energy.gov
Transition is nothing new in the Arctic. People in this part of the world have adapted to the changing conditions for millennia, altering the ways in which they get heat, transport themselves to other areas and - more recently - generate and use electricity.
Beyond Technical Potential: NREL Explores the Challenges of Siting Wind in a Low-Carbon Future - NREL.gov
Achieving decarbonization goals-including the Biden administration's climate and energy plan-will require rapid and sustained deployment of wind and solar power. However, the interaction between siting considerations and clean energy development at this scale is not well understood. What is more, this interaction is poorly reflected in data and tools used to inform these goals.
FDA Takes Steps to Streamline Path for COVID-19 Screening Tools, Provides Information to Help Groups Establishing Testing Programs - FDA.gov
Testing remains an important cornerstone of our nation's fight against COVID-19. This includes schools, workplaces, communities and other locations using testing to screen asymptomatic individuals who may still spread the virus. Screening involves testing asymptomatic individuals who do not have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 in order to make individual decisions, such as whether an individual should participate in an activity, based on the test results.
DOE Announces $24.5 Million for Manufacturing Innovation to Build a Clean, Resilient Electric Grid - Energy.gov
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $24.5 million to support improvements in domestic manufacturing to build resilient, modern electricity infrastructure and address the climate emergency. The two funding opportunities will back research and development (R&D) for the materials and technologies needed to expand the grid with new, clean-energy sources, deliver affordable electricity to disadvantaged communities, and help reach the Biden Administration's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
It is always nice to be honored for a job well done-even better to share the recognition with your friends. That's just what happened when an innovative new chemical detection technology called SEDONA, or SpEctroscopic Detection of Nerve Agents, was recognized as a 2020 R&D 100 Award-winner.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate broke ground on a new facility named the Skywave Technology Laboratory March 16. The 3,500 square foot, $3.5 million lab will be located in a remote area on Kirtland Air Force Base.
A new, simpler solution for fabricating stable perovskite solar cells overcomes the key bottleneck to large-scale production and commercialization of this promising renewable-energy technology, which has remained tantalizingly out of reach for more than a decade.
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