Highlights Archive

HDIAC Highlights are noteworthy news items that are published daily from within our eight focus areas sourced from .gov/.mil press releases.

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November 20, 2018 Highlight: Maxwell plays pivotal role in 2018 hurricane relief efforts

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Maxwell plays pivotal role in 2018 hurricane relief efforts By: Airman 1st Class Charles Welty, Air University Public Affairs Urban Search and Rescue teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Tennessee Task Force 1 prepare deploy Gulf Coast cities devastated by Hurricane Michael Oct. 11, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Maxwell is the South East incident staging area...

November 19, 2018 Highlight: The NIH Medical Research Program Directed Against Chemical Threats

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The NIH Medical Research Program ed Against Chemical Threats By: National Institute of Health Following the NIH Strategic Plan and Research Agenda for Medical Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is day at the forefront of the nation’s research efforts facilitate the development of medical products that can protect the American public from the debilitating and...

November 16, 2018 Highlight: Self-sensing materials are here

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Self-sensing materials are here By: Oak Ridge National Laborary From left, Amit Naskar, Ngoc Nguyen and Chrispher Bowland in ORNL’s Carbon and Composites Group bring a new capability—structural health moniring— strong, lightweight materials promising for transportation applications. The spools contain fibers from various stages within the carbon fiber production process. Bottles contain neat epoxy resin (white) and nanoparticle-loaded epoxy (gray)...

November 15, 2018 Highlight: Tent systems form building blocks to restore living conditions to Yutu survivors

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Tent systems form building blocks resre living conditions Yutu survivors By: Staff Sgt. James Kennedy Benjamin U.S. Army Spc. John Blas, a Soldier with the 797th Engineer Company (Vertical), 9th Mission Support Command, currently assigned Joint Task Group-Saipan, Task Force-West, stakes a metal rod in the ground secure a FEMA tent, which will be used as temporary shelter for Saipan...

November 14, 2018 Highlight: 7,000 MILES AWAY, 31ST MEU MARINES, SAILORS COMPLETE DSCA MISSION ON TINIAN AS CORPS...

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7,000 MILES AWAY, 31ST MEU MARINES, SAILORS COMPLETE DSCA MISSION ON TINIAN AS CORPS TURNS 243 By: Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Tinian residents sit inside a military vehicle after a ceremony marking the end of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s mission as part of the U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian,...

November 13, 2018 Highlight: Cutting through the noise: Army, industry work together to speed up signal detection

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Cutting through the noise: Army, industry work gether speed up signal detection By: Nancy Jones-Bonbrest, Army Rapid Capabilities Office Stryker crewmen with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire an M1128 Mobile Gun System during a joint live fire exercise in August 2018 at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. The Army Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the Project Manager...

November 9, 2018 Highlight: Modeling, monitoring and microgrids: ORNL provides help as Puerto Rico rebuilds

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Modeling, moniring and microgrids: ORNL provides help as Puer Rico rebuilds By: Stephanie G. Seay, Communications L-R, Researchers Nils Stenvig, Isabelle Snyder and Travis Smith are developing ols and deploying sensors aid decision-making as Puer Rico rebuilds and modernizes its power grid. (Courtesy of ORNL) November 8, 2018 — As Puer Rico works resre and modernize its power grid after...

November 8, 2018 Highlight: Guam National Guard, Navy join forces for relief efforts

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Guam National Guard, Navy join forces for relief efforts By: Petty Officer 1st Class Oliver Cole | Joint Region Marianas Sailors assigned Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, load a high-mobility excavar from the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard, on Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634 at the Reserve Craft Beach in Guam. NBU-7 and Guam Army National...

November 7, 2018 Highlight: Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories

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Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboraries By: Sandia National Laborary Aerospace engineer Steven Beresh, left, and technologist Russell Spillers of Sandia National Laboraries’ aerosciences department place a model in the hypersonic wind tunnel’s test section. (Courtesy of Sandia National Laborary / Pho by Randy Monya) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s about speed, and Sandia National...

November 6, 2018 Highlight: Pacific Army Reserve Typhoon recovery efforts put needs of community above all else

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Pacific Army Reserve Typhoon recovery efforts put needs of community above all else By: Staff Sgt. James Kennedy Benjamin SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - An aerial pho shows a part of the southern end of Saipan, which was heavily impacted by Super Typhoon Yutu, Oct. 28. Many residents in the south were displaced and continue go without...

November 5, 2018 Highlight: Air Force Cryptologic Office evolves ISR training for today’s tech savvy Airmen

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Air Force Cryplogic Office evolves ISR training for day’s tech savvy Airmen By: Lori A. Bultman, Twenty-Fifth Air Force Public Affairs The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Airmen in day’s Air Force are much more technologically savvy than their predecessors, and the Air Force Cryplogic Office at Twenty-Fifth Air Force is revolutionizing the way modern Airmen learn win the fight. (Courtesy...

November 2, 2018 Highlight: Bringing Photonic Signaling to Digital Microelectronics

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Bringing Phonic Signaling Digital Microelectronics By: OUTREACH@DARPA.MIL Parallelism – or the act of several processors simultaneously executing on an application or computation – has been increasingly embraced by the microelectronics industry as a way of sustaining demand for increased system performance. Today, parallel computing architectures have become pervasive across all application domains and system scales – from multicore processing units...

November 1, 2018 Highlight: Majority rules’ when looking for earthquakes, explosions

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Majority rules’ when looking for earthquakes, explosions By: Sandia Labs News Release Sandia National Laboraries researcher Tim Draelos inspects a sensor that looks for vibrations in the ground. He worked develop new software that helps sensors better detect earthquakes and explosions and tune out routine activity such as road traffic and footsteps. (Courtesy of Sandia National Laborary / Pho by...

October 31, 2018 Highlight: US Army Tests DARPA Autonomous Flight System, Pursuing Integration with Black Hawk

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US Army Tests DARPA Aunomous Flight System, Pursuing Integration with Black Hawk By: OUTREACH@DARPA.MIL U.S. Army pilot Lt. Col. Carl Ott controls an S-76B helicopter via tablet, as it hovers above a field in Fort Eustis, Virginia (Courtesy of DARPA) An S-76B commercial helicopter flew over a small crowd gathered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, landed in an adjacent field after...

October 30, 2018 Highlight: Army’s Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute will increase lethality, resilience

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Army's Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute will increase lethality, resilience By: Jane Benson, NSRDEC Public Affairs U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) engage opposing forces in a simulated exercise during Saber Junction 18 at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Sept. 26, 2018. The ways in which Soldiers interact individually, in squads...

October 29, 2018 Highlight: Army scientists develop computational model to predict human behavior

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Army scientists develop computational model predict human behavior By: ARL Public Affairs An Army-developed computational model simulates group dynamics and individual behavior. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army researchers have developed, for the first time, an analytic model show how groups of people influence individual behavior. Technically speaking, this had never been done before: no one had taken the computational...

October 26, 2018 Highlight: Center continues quest to protect hearing, prevent damage

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Center continues quest protect hearing, prevent damage By: DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, Public Affairs Office Air Force Lt. Col. Kwame Curtis (left), chief of the 48th Medical Group, Audiology Clinic at RAF Lakenheath, England, uses HCE's Comprehensive Hearing Health Program materials discuss balance and dizziness disorders with a service member prior a video-nystagmography test. (Air Force pho) The ability...

October 25, 2018 Highlight: Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system

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Army fuse laser technology on air defense system By: Joe Lacdan Soldiers assigned the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, make their way the brigade-level Iron Focus training exercise at the Orogrande Range Complex, N.M., July 30, in a Stryker combat vehicle. Army leaders will employ directed energy technology on Strykers help combat a wide...

October 24, 2018 Highlight: First-time Invictus Games competitors enjoying the experience

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First-time Invictus Games competirs enjoying the experience By: Chrispher Fields, Warrior Care and Transition Staff Sgt. Altermese Kendrick takes aim at the target during archery practice at the Team U.S. Invictus Games training camp at Port Hueneme, California. The 2018 Invictus Games will take place from 20 - 27 Ocber in Sydney, Australia. SYDNEY -- The 2018 Invictus Games started...

October 23, 2018 Highlight: ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

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ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles By: Kim Askey, Communications State-of-the-art power electronics manage the safe and efficient flow of electricity among the system’s components. OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2018—Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laborary have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a...

October 22, 2018 Highlight: Invictus athlete motivated to adapt and overcome

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Invictus athlete motivated adapt and overcome By: Gary Sheftick Team Army Spc. Stephanie Johnson finishes a race despite a race injury during the 2018 Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 2, 2018. (DoD pho by EJ Hersom) WASHINGTON -- Spc. Stephanie Johnson has been working hard prepare for the Invictus Games that will take...

October 22, 2018 Highlight: Electronic warfare: A battlefield on a different wavelength

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Electronic warfare: A battlefield on a different wavelength By: Sgt. Lisa Vines U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chrispher Morvant and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Deremain, electronic warfare specialists assigned Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare their VROD/VMAX backpack system for training at Zagan, Poland, Oct. 11, 2018. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho by...

October 19, 2018 Highlight: Air Force responds to Hurricane Michael

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Air Force responds Hurricane Michael By: Air Force News Service A 23d Maintenance Group A-10C Thunderbolt II crew chief prepares an aircraft for relocation in anticipation of Hurricane Michael, Oct. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. To safeguard flying assets, Moody is repositioning some aircraft avoid the predicted tropical-srm-force winds in the Southeast region. (U.S. Air Force pho...

October 18, 2018 Highlight: Army Reserve preparing to fight on a new battlefield

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Army Reserve preparing fight on a new battlefield By: Sgt. Audrey Hayes U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Pfc. Jeremy Jackson (left) and Sgt. Josh Soroky, 342nd Military Police Company, 200th Military Police Command, provides security during Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-18-02 at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 14, 2018. This is the second CSTX of the summer for the 86th Training...

October 17, 2018 Highlight: Coast Guard Academy Begins New Study of Corrosion Rates on USS Arizona

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Coast Guard Academy Begins New Study of Corrosion Rates on USS Arizona USCGA’s collaboration with NPS Submerged Resources Center Could Illuminate Degradation on Other Wrecked Vessels By: Cynthia Greenwood | DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office USCGA Cadet 1st Class Marshall Grant (center) hands a corrosion rack lined with steel samples fellow diver, Cadet 1st Class Terry Jung, for deployment...

October 16, 2018 Highlight: Some like it cryogenic

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Some like it cryogenic Sandia promoting safety of liquid hydrogen fuel stations By: Jules Bernstein, jberns@sandia.gov Rendering of First Element Fuel’s liquid hydrogen retail fuel pump. The pump includes a canopy on p and the fuel srage is pictured in the rear. (Image courtesy of First Element Fuel) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboraries helped design the first generation of...

October 15, 2018 Highlight: Clearing the path: Florida National Guard works route clearance

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Clearing the path: Florida National Guard works route clearance By: By Pfc. Arcadia Jackson | 107th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Florida National Guardsmen of the 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion from Tallahassee, Florida, work on clearing the roads following the destruction of Hurricane Michael, Oct. 13, 2018, in Panama City, Florida. Soldiers and Airmen are providing critical capabilities include road clearance,...

October 12, 2018 Highlight: Teaching Machines Common Sense Reasoning

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Teaching Machines Common Sense Reasoning By: DARPA The Machine Common Sense (MCS) program seeks address the challenge of articulating and encoding human common sense reasoning for intelligent machines. The MCS program will aim create machine common sense services that can help break down the barrier between the narrowly focused AI applications of day and the more general AI applications of...

October 11, 2018 Highlight: SLATE demo highlights live, virtual, constructive environment for pilot training

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SLATE demo highlights live, virtual, constructive environment for pilot training By: Gina Marie Giardina, Air Force Research Laborary The Secure Live Virtual Constructive Advanced Training Environment LVC pod is attached an F-16 with the 64th Aggressor Squadron during an Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility test at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Phase I of the demonstration in June. (U.S. Air Force pho...

October 10, 2018 Highlight: Guard members mobilize as Hurricane Michael approaches Florida

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Guard members mobilize as Hurricane Michael approaches Florida By: Steve Marshall | National Guard Bureau Satellite image of Hurricane Michael, which is expected make landfall on Oct. 10, 2018. (Pho Credit: NOAA) ARLINGTON, Va. - Governors in Alabama, Florida and Georgia have declared states of emergency prior the landfall of Hurricane Michael, which is expected hit Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday...

October 9, 2018 Highlight: Discovering New Molecules for Military Applications

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Discovering New Molecules for Military Applications By: OUTREACH@DARPA.MIL AI chemistry program aims accelerate creation of novel, high-performance molecules for defense needs The efficient discovery and production of new molecules is essential for a range of military capabilities—from developing safe chemical warfare agent simulants and medicines counter emerging threats, coatings, dyes, and specialty fuels for advanced performance. Current approaches develop molecules...

October 5, 2018 Highlight: Network Cross-Functional Team, acquisition partners experimenting to modernize tactical network

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Network Cross-Functional Team, acquisition partners experimenting modernize tactical network By: Justin Eimers, PEO C3T Soldiers operate a vehicle with the WIN-T communication system during an exercise at the U.S. Army National Training Center, Calif. The Network Cross-Functional Team, one of eight modernization-focused teams, is part of an Army-wide mission reduce the time it takes procure and field new equipment for...

October 4, 2018 Highlight: US, Montenegro conduct groundbreaking cyber defense cooperation

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US, Montenegro conduct groundbreaking cyber defense cooperation By: DoD News, Defense Media Activity An U.S. Cyber Command Airman and a member of the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro, review simulated cyber threat information during Defensive Cooperation at Podgorica, Montenegro, Sept. 28, 2018. Defensive Cyber cooperation is part of U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. European Command effort support NATO allies and...

October 3, 2018 Highlight: Army testing more effective ghillie suits

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Army testing more effective ghillie suits By: David Vergun, Army News Service The current ghillie suit, known as the Flame Resistant Ghillie System, is shown here. A new suit, called the Improved Ghillie System, or IGS, is under development. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho ) FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Army is looking for an improved ghillie suit replace the...

October 2, 2018 Highlight: In the Eye of the Storm: DoD Has Its Own Hurricane Hunters

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In the Eye of the Srm: DoD Has Its Own Hurricane Hunters Blog adapted from an article by Air Force Maj. Marnee Losurdo Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operar, assists the aircrew with the engine startup prior takeoff for a mission in Tropical Srm Chris July 8, 2018, gather weather data for the National...

October 1, 2018 Highlight: Army Looks to Nature to Improve Body Armor

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Army Looks Nature Improve Body Armor By: ARL Public Affairs Future soldiers will be better protected in combat by stronger and lighter body armor thanks innovative work at the U.S. Army Research Laborary. Materials science engineers are using nature as the inspiration for breakthroughs in additive manufacturing. “My project is design a system that can 3-D print armor ceramics that...

September 28, 2018 Highlight: Best Warrior challenges to be based on real-world experience

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Best Warrior challenges be based on real-world experience By: Joe Lacdan Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Russell Baghdadi, with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, maneuvers through smoke and CS tear gas during the 2018 Oregon National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Rilea in Warrenn, Ore., on Aug. 18, 2018. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho by...

September 28, 2018 Highlight: Navy to Commission Submarine Indiana

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Navy Commission Submarine Indiana By: the Office of the Navy Chief of Information 180522-O-N0101-110 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2018) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) departs Newport News Shipbuilding conduct Alpha sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Indiana will be commissioned Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Port Canaveral, Fla. (U.S. Navy pho courtesy of General Dynamics...

September 27, 2018 Highlight: Synthetic Training Environment and the digital revolution in the Army

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Synthetic Training Environment and the digital revolution in the Army By: Lt. Col. Damon "DJ" Hall, Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team The Synthetic Training Environment will assess Soldiers in enhancing decision-making skills through an immersive environment. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho ) WASHINGTON -- Hardly a day goes by without a very honest question being asked of the Synthetic Training...

September 27, 2018 Highlight: Army announces conversion of two brigade combat teams

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Army announces conversion of two brigade combat teams By: U.S. Army Public Affairs A Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle departs Rukla, Lithuania begin preparations for the upcoming wet gap crossing, June 12, 2018. The Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment will facilitate a wet gap crossing with the 130th Deutsch Engineer Battalion. Today the U.S. Army announced that the 1st Brigade...

September 27, 2018 Highlight: New exascale earth modeling system for energy

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New exascale earth modeling system for energy By: Kim Askey, Communications A new earth modeling system will use advanced computers and have weather scale resolution simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the United States’ energy secr. The Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM, release will include model code and documentation, as well...

September 25, 2018 Highlight: Subterranean Challenge Competitors Day

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Subterranean Challenge Competirs Day By: Darpa.mil The Tactical Technology Office is holding a Competirs Day communicate the vision and timeline of the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge, engage potential competirs, and provide a space for technical and operational exchange support teaming. An in-person meeting will take place at the Louisville Mega Cavern in Louisville, Kentucky; the event will also be webcast...

September 24, 2018 Highlight: Department of Defense Transitions Assets in the Carolinas

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Department of Defense Transitions Assets in the Carolina's By: United States Northern Command Public Affairs ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2018) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlingn (LPD 24) transit off the coast of North Carolina. U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command deployed Kearsarge, along with embarked elements of the 22nd...

September 21, 2018 Highlight: Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen press pause to tackle Hurricane Florence aftermath

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Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen press pause tackle Hurricane Florence aftermath By: Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew Airmen with the 334th Air Expeditionary Group, sit alert on the Joint Base Charlesn, S.C.flightline Sept. 16, 2018. The 334th AEG is comprised of Airmen and assets from the 920th Rescue Wing (Patrick Air Force Base, Florida)...

September 20, 2018 Highlight: Army scientists discover mathematics of brain waves that could help PTSD

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Army scientists discover mathematics of brain waves that could help PTSD By: ARL Public Affairs The human brain is considered by many be the most complex organ in existence, and Army researchers have developed a technique for its measurement in support of the well-being of Soldiers. (Pho Credit: Shuttersck ) ADELPHI, Md. -- A U.S. Army Research Laborary scientist has...

September 19, 2018 Highlight: ANG rescue teams save 19 civilians following Hurricane Florence

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ANG rescue teams save 19 civilians following Hurricane Florence By: Capt. Matt Murphy, Air National Guard Public Affairs Members of the 106th Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, drop from an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft during a rescue mission during Hurricane Florence, Sept. 17, 2018.(U.S. Air Force pho by Senior Airman Kyle Hagan) SAMPSON COUNTY,...

September 18, 2018 Highlight: Preparing for future battlefields: The Next Generation Combat Vehicle

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Preparing for future battlefields: The Next Generation Combat Vehicle By: Bob Purtiman, NGCV Cross-Functional Team An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew changes position on the range during gunnery training at the Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., Aug. 3, 2018. The Army is developing a new Next Generation Combat Vehicle as part of a concerted modernization strategy. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army...

September 17, 2018 Highlight: Uber & the Army: How ‘Flying Car’ Research Agreement Benefits Both

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Uber & the Army: How ‘Flying Car’ Research Agreement Benefits Both By: Katie Lange, Department of Defense Future unmanned aircraft systems may benefit from research development of ror technology. DARPA artist concept We’ve seen lots of movies with flying cars in them, and ever since “Back the Future,” I’ve been wondering if that would ever be a reality. Well, it...

September 14, 2018 Highlight: Army response to Hurricane Florence

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Army response Hurricane Florence By: U.S. Army Soldiers assigned 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conduct training and preparations for Hurricane Florence relief efforts, Sept. 13, 2018 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The "Screaming Eagle" Soldiers will deploy in the near future assist FEMA and other relief agencies. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)...

September 12, 2018 Highlight: Spine surgery team adds capability, improves readiness

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Spine surgery team adds capability, improves readiness By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Col. (Dr.) Edward Anderson, 99th Medical Group orthopedic spine surgeon, performs a lumbar microdiscecmy surgery at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 27, 2018. A lumbar microdiscecmy surgery is performed remove a portion of a herniated disc in the lower back. (U.S. Air Force pho...

September 11, 2018 Highlight: Southeastern states prepare for Hurricane Florence

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Southeastern states prepare for Hurricane Florence Satellite image via NOAA (Pho Credit: U.S. Army) RICHMOND, Va. --Emergency preparations have been underway over the weekend in Virginia and other southeastern states in advance of an anticipated strike this week by Hurricane Florence. Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) teams have worked throughout the weekend preparing for what may be Virginia's most...

September 10, 2018 Highlight: DARPA Announces $2 Billion Campaign to Develop Next Wave of AI Technologies

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DARPA Announces $2 Billion Campaign Develop Next Wave of AI Technologies By OUTREACH@DARPA.MIL DARPA’s multi-year strategy seeks contextual reasoning in AI systems create more trusting, collaborative partnerships between humans and machines Over its 60-year hisry, DARPA has played a leading role in the creation and advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that have produced game-changing capabilities for the Department of...

September 7, 2018 Highlight: New course aims to reduce military hearing loss

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New course aims reduce military hearing loss By: DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, Public Affairs Office Maj. Malisha Martukovich, Air Force liaison for the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, tests out the new HEAR course app, which can be downloaded on a smartphone or tablet for convenient access. (DoD HCE pho) The Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE),...

September 6, 2018 Highlight: These lithium-ion batteries can’t catch fire because they harden on impact

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These lithium-ion batteries can’t catch fire because they harden on impact By Dawn Levy, Communications ORNL Adding powdered silica (in blue container) the polymer layer (white sheet) that separates electrodes inside a test battery (gold bag) will prevent lithium-ion battery fires. Credit: Gabriel Veith September 5, 2018 — Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are norious for bursting in...

September 5, 2018 Highlight: Army researchers hope to lighten Soldiers’ battery load

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Army researchers hope lighten Soldiers' battery load By David Vergun, Army News Service A Soldier tests a phovoltaic Solar Panel Harvester during an energy-harvesting technology demonstration at Fort Devens, Mass. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho by David Kamm) WASHINGTON -- Across all six of the Army's modernization priorities -- long-range precision fires, next generation combat vehicle, future vertical lift, network,...

September 4, 2018 Highlight: September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month By Daven Solis, 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight / Published September 03, 2018 (U.S. Air Force graphic) EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- National Preparedness month occurs every September and was created educate communities on different types of disasters. It is important for everyone know what do before, during and after a disaster....

August 31, 2018 Highlight: Mathematics can assist cities in addressing unstructured neighborhoods

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Mathematics can assist cities in addressing unstructured neighborhoods By Shelby Whitehead | Christa Brelsford (ORNL Researcher) | (Media Contact: Sara Shoemaker, Communications) This graphic of a South African neighborhood is overlaid with colors that indicate the number of obstacles between a home and access resources. Credit: Christa Brelsford/Oak Ridge National Laborary, U.S. Dept. of Energy; Luis Bettencourt, University of Chicago...

August 30, 2018 Highlight: Dangerous and dirty – MacDill “Tank Divers” power the fight

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Dangerous and dirty – MacDill “Tank Divers” power the fight By Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks, 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trisn Evans, an aircraft fuel systems journeyman assigned the 6th Maintenance Squadron, squeezes through the interworking of a KC-135 Stratanker training fuel cell at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 30, 2018....

August 29, 2018 Highlight: Chill, cryogenics has what you need

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Chill, cryogenics has what you need By: Staff Sgt. Jessica H. Smith, 18th Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Hall, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenic production operar, fill a cart with liquid oxygen July 27, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The production plant has been operational for nearly a year and has been very successful.(U.S. Air...

August 28, 2018 Highlight: Army Researchers Develop Tasty & Healthy Performance Bar

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Army Researchers Develop Tasty & Healthy Performance Bar By Yolanda R. Arringn DoD News, Defense Media Activity U.S. Army’s Performance Readiness Bar. Pho by Mallory Roussel, USARIEM Optimizing bone health and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in service members is a complex science. The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine consistently takes on that challenge. USARIEM is a U.S. Army Medical...

August 27, 2018 Highlight: Proliferation of drones posing risk for U.S. military, Army expert says

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Proliferation of drones posing risk for U.S. military, Army expert says The U.S. Army is at the forefront of identifying and mitigating threats from unmanned aerial systems, including identifying the UAS, determining whether or not the unmanned aerial system is friend or foe, and, if foe, employing the right countermeasures. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho David Vergun) WASHINGTON -- As...

August 24, 2018 Highlight: Hawaii Braces as Hurricane Lane Threatens

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Hawaii Braces as Hurricane Lane Threatens Marines secure vehicles, aircraft and equipment prior Hurricane Lane’s arrival at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2018. Marine Corps pho by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres WASHINGTON -- The Hawaii National Guard and active-duty military personnel are standing by in case they are needed as Hurricane Lane approaches the island state,...

August 23, 2018 Highlight: Camp Lemonnier Holds K-9 Casualty Care Training

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Camp Lemonnier Holds K-9 Casualty Care Training Veterinarians assigned Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa conduct Canine Tactical Combat Casualty Care training joint-service medical and operational personnel deployed Djibouti, Aug. 18, 2018. The training is designed provide interoperability for medical personnel provide first aid in a mass-casualty scenario involving military working dogs. Navy pho by Petty...

August 22, 2018 Highlight: South Korea rotations give Soldiers deployment, cultural experience

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South Korea rotations give Soldiers deployment, cultural experience A pair of M1 Abrams tanks from 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team roll along a dirt path after breaching an obstacle during an exercise at the Dagma North Training Area, South Korea, June 1, 2018. As the Army's only permanently forward-stationed division, 2nd Infantry Division has turned rotational units,...

August 21, 2018 Highlight: Battlespace acoustics branch protects hearing, human performance

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Battlespace acoustics branch protects hearing, human performance Dr. Eric Thompson, a research engineer with the Warfighter Interface Division, Battlespace Acoustics Branch, part of the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, sits inside their Audiry Localization Facility. The facility allows researchers test 3-D audio software that spatially separates sound cues mimic real-life human audio capabilities. The...

August 20, 2018 Highlight: Robotic Payload for RSGS Mission Moves to Next Phase of Development

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Robotic Payload for RSGS Mission Moves Next Phase of Development Originally Published by: OUTREACH@DARPA.MIL Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program team completes preliminary design review for robotic payload design, remains on track for 2021 launch DARPA has completed a major review milesne for its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, or RSGS, program. Results from a recently completed preliminary design review...

August 17, 2018 Highlight: Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world engineered at Sandia National Laboratories

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Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world engineered at Sandia National Laboraries Sandia Labs News Releases Sandia National Laboraries researchers Michael Chandross, left, and Nic Argibay show a computer simulation used predict the unprecedented wear resistance of their platinum-gold alloy, and an environmental tribometer used demonstrate it. (Pho by Randy Monya) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you’re ever unlucky enough have...

August 16, 2018 Highlight: New airborne system to save Soldiers’ lives

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New airborne system save Soldiers' lives By Argie Sarantinos-Perrin, RDECOM A simulated wed jumper scenario is created during U.S. Army testing with a mannequin that is wed behind an aircraft. The Army is investing in new technology that will help prevent a wed jumper situation from occurring. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho ) ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Jumping out...

August 15, 2018 Highlight: Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires

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Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice containing wildland fire during a field training exercise at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, August 3, 2018. Nearly 200 Citizen-Soldiers volunteered for the second iteration of Oregon National Guard personnel called-up help support the efforts of wildland firefighters around...

August 14, 2018 Highlight: Navy Engineers Programming Robots to Help Simplify Sailors’ Jobs

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Navy Engineers Programming Robots Help Simplify Sailors’ Jobs Engineers at the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) Laborary at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, N.J. are researching how robots can be used simplify activities on carrier decks. Specifically, the team is exploring how it can use robotics reduce the number of sailors needed for the task of moving...

August 13, 2018 Highlight: Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

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Army, Air Force team on sensor shooter protype for multi-domain battle By Claire Heininger An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, assigned the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares for Red Flag 18-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 30, 2018. Next spring, the Army and Air Force Rapid Capabilities Offices will collaborate on a sensor--shooter operational assessment...

August 10, 2018 Highlight: Restoring Trust in Electronic Documents

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Resring Trust in Electronic Documents By: OUTREACH@DARPA.MIL DARPA program aims radically improve software’s ability recognize and reject invalid and malicious electronic data Today, the expeditious delivery of electronic documents, messages, and other data is relied on for everything from communications navigation. As the near instantaneous exchange of information has increased in volume, so has the variety of electronic data formats–from...

August 9, 2018 Highlight: Healthy sleep for healing

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Healthy sleep for healing By: Military Health System Communications Office Sleep is an important facr in health. In addition aiding in the healing of the body after injury, studies suggest that sleep can help boost the immune system, prevent disease, and ease depression. (U.S. Army pho by Lt. Col. John Hall) Sleep is an important facr in health. In addition...

August 8, 2018 Highlight: Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere

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Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere By ARL Public Affairs Fine-scale turbulent flow is simulated using the ABLE-LBM model with the behavior of the west wind on the left and the behavior of the southwest wind on the right. Changing just the wind direction resulted in very different mean flow and turbulence fields between the...

August 7, 2018 Highlight: Air Force Scientists Study Artificial Silk for Body Armor, Parachutes

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Air Force Scientists Study Artificial Silk for Body Armor, Parachutes Artificial silk fibers such as those shown here can be woven in sizeable, flexible fabrics using existing textile manufacturing methods. Air Force pho by Donna Lindner WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Who doesn’t like feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer? Inspired by the qualities of...

August 6, 2018 Highlight: Drug-monitoring innovations help providers help their patients

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Drug-moniring innovations help providers help their patients Two Military Health System innovations are helping ensure best practices for patients with pain, and for patients who’ve been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. (U.S. Air Force pho by Senior Airman Curt Beach) The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, provides preventive avenues active duty members...

August 3, 2018 Highlight: Large supercrystals promise superior sensors

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Large supercrystals promise superior sensors Improved sensitivity could improve security in public places Sandia National Laboraries researcher Hongyou Fan holds a container enclosing gold supercrystals in front of a small-angle X-ray scattering instrument, one of the ols he uses characterize his unusual creations. (Pho by Randy Monya) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia...

August 2, 2018 Highlight: Hydropower—A river of data

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Hydropower—A river of data By Kim Askey, Communications ORNL August 1, 2018 – Oak Ridge National Laborary has created new ols better understand the nation’s waterways and identify potential sites generate hydropower—a domestic renewable energy resource. The ols allow users such as scientists, resource agencies and industry access information about the natural features and ecological characteristics of streams and assess...

August 1, 2018 Highlight: Staying resilient: Behavioral health team helps Soldiers stay mentally fit

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Staying resilient: Behavioral health team helps Soldiers stay mentally fit By Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield Capt. Kelly Drake and Sgt. Kert Lang, behavioral health team for the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a pho, July 27, 2018, in front of Role III Hospital in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Drake and Lang provided classes for service members...

July 31, 2018 Highlight: California Guard provides critical intelligence for Carr Fire

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California Guard provides critical intelligence for Carr Fire By Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza | California National Guard U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew LeMaire and Staff Sgt. Marlon Ramos of the California Air National Guard's 195th Air Base Wing provide intelligence information July 28 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) during the Carr Fire in Shasta...

July 30, 2018 Highlight: Army invention traps things that go buzz in the day

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Army invention traps things that go buzz in the day By: Military Health System Communications Office Aedes albopictus, is one type of mosqui responsible for spreading dengue and yellow fevers as well as the Zika and chikungunya viruses, are common throughout eastern and southern portions of the United States, South America, and other parts of the world. (Courtesy pho) Some...

July 27, 2018 Highlight: AF tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

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AF tests in-flight respirary moniring A U.S. Air Force Physiology technician temporarily assigned the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support unit buckles his oxygen mask as he prepares for a High Altitude, Low Open parachute jump from a C-130 Hercules at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Nov. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force pho) By Shireen Bedi,...

July 26, 2018 Highlight: Modern prosthetics put Soldiers back on the battlefield

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Modern prosthetics put Soldiers back on the battlefield Army Col. Todd R. Wood, commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, administers the oath of re-enlistment Army Staff Sgt. Brian Beem, left, then a cavalry scout assigned the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2011. Beem is a single-leg amputee...

July 25, 2018 Highlight: Novel membrane advances low-cost, grid-scale energy storage

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Novel membrane advances low-cost, grid-scale energy srage Rose Ruther and Jagjit Nanda have been collaborating develop a membrane for a low-cost redox flow battery for grid-scale energy srage. Image credit: ORNL/Carlos Jones July 24, 2018 — Oak Ridge National Laborary scientists have developed a crucial component for a new kind of low-cost stationary battery system utilizing common materials and designed...

July 24, 2018 Highlight: Fairchild Airmen perform first test of new chemical defense mask on KC-135

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Fairchild Airmen perform first test of new chemical defense mask on KC-135 By Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs / Published July 23, 2018 Senior Airman Stetson Vigil, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operar, secures cargo during the first in-field use and test of the new Joint Service Aircrew Mask on a KC-135 Stratanker at...

July 23, 2018 Highlight: Accelerating the Exploration of Promising Artificial Intelligence Concepts

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Accelerating the Exploration of Promising Artificial Intelligence Concepts New effort will expedite pioneering AI research, rapidly moving from idea award DARPA day announced its Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) program, a key component of the agency’s broader artificial intelligence (AI) investment strategy aimed at ensuring the United States maintains an advantage in this critical and rapidly accelerating technology area. AIE will...

July 20, 2018 Highlight: Soldiers test Army’s newest transport telemedicine technology

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Soldiers test Army's newest transport telemedicine technology FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Medicine is developing a technology improve patient triage and communication during medical evacuations – and looking for units willing test the system. The 44th Medical Brigade and Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, have already signed up user test Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB....

July 19, 2018 Highlight: Faster, Lighter, Smarter: DARPA Gives Small Autonomous Systems a Tech Boost

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Faster, Lighter, Smarter: DARPA Gives Small Aunomous Systems a Tech Boost Researchers demo latest quadcopter software navigate simulated urban environments, performing real-world tasks without human assistance DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Aunomy (FLA) program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed turn small air and ground systems in team members that could aunomously perform tasks dangerous for humans –...

July 18, 2018 Highlight: Brixon, Inc. licenses ORNL’s innovative sensor technology for security applications

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Brixon, Inc. licenses ORNL’s innovative sensor technology for security applications CAPTION:Sensors can be mounted as a stationary monir or attached a drone for aerial surveillance and advanced navigation. Credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laborary, U.S. Dept. of Energy (hi-res image) OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 17, 2018—Brixon, Inc., has exclusively licensed a multiparameter sensor technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak...

July 17, 2018 Highlight: Seeing around corners

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Seeing around corners CAPTION: Soldiers assigned Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East African Response Force, fire M240 weapons systems and practice bounding movements in November 2017 in Djibouti, Africa. Night vision capabilities, which use the infrared spectrum see in the dark, have evolved from bulky, long exposure cameras portable goggles and rifle sights that Soldiers can use easily and...

July 16, 2018 Highlight: Reducing the Data Demands of Smart Machines

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Reducing the Data Demands of Smart Machines DARPA program seeks reduce machine learning’s dependence on labeled data by a million-fold for more efficient system development and adaptation Machine learning (ML) systems day learn by example, ingesting ns of data that has been individually labeled by human analysts generate a desired output. As these systems have progressed, deep neural networks (DNN)...

July 13, 2018 Highlight: Demand for Army’s space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow

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Demand for Army's space and missile defense capabilities continues grow U.S. Soldiers and NATO partners conduct a live-fire exercise with Patriot and Stinger missiles in Chania, Greece, during Exercise Artemis Strike, Nov. 11, 2017. (Pho Credit: U.S. Army pho by Anthony Sweeney) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The demand for space and missile defense capabilities continues grow in response the complex array...

July 12, 2018 Highlight: Experimental Spaceplane Program Successfully Completes Engine Test Series

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Experimental Spaceplane Program Successfully Completes Engine Test Series Ten successful AR-22 engine firings within 240 hours prove propulsion readiness for launch on demand with rapid turnaround DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XSP) advances ward its goal for rapid turnaround and on-demand launch with the completion of a test series that put the spaceplane’s AR-22 Experimental Spaceplane Main Engine through a rigorous campaign....

July 11, 2018 Highlight: DOD personnel assist in Thai cave rescue operations to save stranded boys, soccer coach

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DOD personnel assist in Thai cave rescue operations save stranded boys, soccer coach WASHINGTON -- Defense Department personnel continue assist in the rescue operations in Thailand evacuate the remaining four boys and their coach from a flooded cave system, the direcr of defense press operations said day. The DOD effort consists of 42 deployed military personnel and one member from...

July 10, 2018 Highlight: Environmental health works behind the scenes to keep Soldiers ready

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Environmental health works behind the scenes keep Soldiers ready PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Readiness is the Army and Environmental Health mission and it really starts with in prevention. “I didn’t know what the extent of my job would entail when I came Environmental Health,” said Army Spc. Johnathan Vargas, who is a preventive medicine specialist at Kenner Army Health Clinic Environmental...

July 9, 2018 Highlight: Warrior Training and Rehabilitation Program gets injured Soldiers back on track

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Warrior Training and Rehabilitation Program gets injured Soldiers back on track FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- It happens from time time -- Soldiers become injured and must sp where they're at in their Initial Military Training recuperate by being sent the Fitness Training Unit take part in the Warrior Training and Rehabilitation Program. One Soldier, Pvt. Cassy McKnight, came the...

July 6, 2018 Highlight: Reserve Citizen Airmen support SpaceX resupply rocket launch

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Reserve Citizen Airmen support SpaceX resupply rocket launch Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a Spacex Falcon 9 rocket Friday June 29. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. This unmanned...

July 5, 2018 Highlight: Electricity—Mini-grid to the max

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Electricity—Mini-grid the max ORNL researchers insert a device be tested on the SI-GRID platform. Credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laborary, U.S. Dept. of Energy ORNL Media Contact: Stephanie G. Seay, Communications seaysg@ornl.gov, 865.576.9894 July 2, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laborary engineers have devised a testbed that lets them mimic high-voltage equipment in a safe, low-voltage setting. The Software-Defined Intelligent Grid Research...

July 3, 2018 Highlight: LLNL applies high-performance computing to improve understanding of traumatic brain injury

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LLNL applies high-performance computing improve understanding of traumatic brain injury Using Department of Energy supercomputers, a Lawrence Livermore National Laborary team and their collaborars were able create a “connecme” -- a model of the structural connectivity of the human brain similar this image -- from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data at exponentially faster speeds than possible before, giving researchers confidence...

July 2, 2018 Highlight: Army electronic warfare prototypes reach first CONUS brigade

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Army electronic warfare protypes reach first CONUS brigade FORT RILEY, Kan. -- For day's commander, having a clear picture of the battlefield is almost as much about understanding the electromagnetic spectrum as is it about reading a map. To better equip and train brigades compete against near-peer adversaries with sophisticated electronic warfare, or EW, capabilities, the U.S. Army recently delivered...

June 29, 2018 Highlight: Focus On Health: PTSD Awareness Month

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FOCUS ON HEALTH: PTSD AWARENESS MONTH MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, California --During June’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month the Behavioral Health Section staff is taking the opportunity remind military personnel and civilians of the wide variety of support options available aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barsw, Calif. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects approximately 7.8 million American adults in a given...

June 28, 2018 Highlight: A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

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A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care Many Airman are unaware what the initial meeting with a mental health provider looks like when they seek PTSD treatment. The goal of the first meeting is make the patient feel comfortable and be as transparent as possible about what is going on and what treatment options the patient...

June 27, 2018 Highlight: AFWERX’s innovations strengthens perimeter security

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AFWERX's innovations strengthens perimeter security By Airman Bailee A. Darbasie, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs LAS VEGAS -- Approximately 75 military members, small businesses, entrepreneurs and academia innovars presented technology designs address Air Force perimeter security issues, at the inaugural AFWERX Fusion Xperience June 20 and 21 at the Enclave in downwn Las Vegas. The Fusion Xperience included live...

June 26, 2018 Highlight: Long range, short term

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Long range, short term By Capt. Steve Draheim and Maj. Paul SantamariaJune 22, 2018 PICATINNY ARESNAL, N.J. -- PEO Ammunition, ARDEC and the Army Rapid Capabilities Office come gether with near-term plans for improving long-range precision fires. Of the Army's "big six" priorities driving its new modernization strategy, long-range precision fires is at the p of the list. The ability...

June 25, 2018 Highlight: GXV-T Advances Radical Technology for Future Combat Vehicles

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DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program aims improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. Several Phase 2 contract awardees recently demonstrated advances on a variety of potentially groundbreaking technologies meet the program’s goals. “We’re looking at how enhance survivability by butning up the cockpit and augmenting the crew through driver-assistance aids,” said Maj....

June 22, 2018 Highlight: AFRL facility brings new capabilities for rain erosion testing

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: AFRL facility brings new capabilities for rain erosion testing WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Thanks an impressive set of upgrades and a team of AFRL experts, a new and unique laborary capability is filling a much-needed role in materials durability testing for the military and beyond. The Materials and Manufacturing orate’s Supersonic Rain Erosion Test Facility, or SuRE...

June 21, 2018 Highlight: The Right Chemistry, Fast: Employing AI and Automation to Map Out and Make...

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Chemical innovation plays a key role in developing cutting-edge technologies for the military. Research chemists design and synthesize new molecules that could enable a slew of next-generation military products, such as novel propellants for spacecraft engines; new pharmaceuticals and medicines for troops in the field; lighter and longer-lasting batteries and fuel cells; advanced adhesives, coatings and paints; and less expensive...

June 20, 2018 Highlight: Proactive health readiness key to Men’s Health month

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Dr. Michael Kennedy (left), a family medicine provider at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, discusses the importance of proactive health readiness with Army Maj. Oscar Ochoa. With a focus of preventive prostate screening, healthy eating and physical fitness, Kennedy emphasized the importance of men stay engaged in their health care and not wait until the last minute be seen by a...

June 19, 2018 Highlight: How microgrids could boost resilience in New Orleans

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Sandia National Laboraries scientist Robert Jeffers was part of a research team that analyzed ways increase resilience in New Orleans during and after severe weather. When the power goes out, getting access clean drinking water, food, medical care, shelter, prescriptions and more can be challenging. The team studied how microgrids could help provide access these services and boost community resilience....

June 18, 2018 Highlight: Army’s robotics alliance rallies researchers to develop robots for future combat

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: Army's robotics alliance rallies researchers develop robots for future combat ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- As part of a strategy develop and deliver new robotics capabilities future Soldiers, Army researchers have partnered with world-renowned experts in industry and academia. The University of Pennsylvania hosted a series of meetings in Philadelphia, June 5-7, for principal investigars and researchers from the...

June 15, 2018 Highlight: Military doctors conduct infectious diseases training in Panama

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: Military docrs conduct infectious diseases training in Panama Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat June 6, 2018, in Meteti, Panama. Gonzalez and U.S. military docrs were participating in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event, in which they received informational lectures from Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects....

04/27/2018 Highlight: Air cavalry, 'Sky Soldiers' test new air assault concept

As the setting sun marked the start of another spring evening at the training area here, the roar of helicopter turbine engines competed against the thrumming rhythm of rotor blades beating the air as 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers began their work...


04/26/2018 Highlight: Army Researcher Uses Math to Uncover Chemical Compounds

In the future, materials scientists will use advanced software to specify the properties they desire and a program will deliver a choice of optimized chemical compounds.


04/25/2018 Highlight: Occupational therapists showcase their grasp for your grip

From grip strengthening to glaucoma support, Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Occupational Therapy Clinic displayed a sample of what they offer eligible beneficiaries with a command presentation recently.


04/24/2018 Highlight: Neutrons provide insights into increased performance for hybrid perovskite solar cells

Neutron scattering has revealed, in real time, the fundamental mechanisms behind the conversion of sunlight into energy in hybrid perovskite materials. A better understanding of this behavior will enable manufacturers to design solar cells with increased efficiency...


04/23/2018 Highlight: Navy Meteorologist Presents New Wildfire Climate Research to Global Scientists

Last year was a record year for wildfires across the globe, and their impact on the atmosphere remains highly uncertain. Thanks to new research from expert scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the world is gaining more insight into what drives these massive and escalating events...


04/20/2018 Highlight: ‘Realm of the Possible’ Revealed by Multi-Mission Unmanned Surface Vehicle

An unmanned surface vehicle suddenly appeared on the Potomac River Test Range and, much like the ospreys that inhabit the area, it was on a mission to traverse the river – autonomously.


04/18/2018 Highlight: Army engineers discover technique to make adaptive materials

Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed a technique that causes a composite material to become stiffer and stronger on-demand when exposed to ultraviolet light...


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Highlight: Unmanned Technology: Breaching the Battlefield with the Brits

U.S. soldiers, Marines, Department of Defense civilians, and troops from the United Kingdom observed and tested a series of unmanned, remote-controlled ground vehicles during a combined training event at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, April 2, 2018...


Highlight: Vigilant Guard: CERFP Mass Casualty Exercise in Montana

The Oregon National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) recently teamed up with the Montana National Guard to practice and enhance their skills during exercise Vigilant Guard 18 in Great Falls, Montana, March 3-9, 2018.


Highlight: Quantum (Network) Leap: Army Scientists Explore Fiber Optics

Department of Defense Laboratories are on a quest to assemble the first fiber optics test bed and small-scale network aimed at quantum network experiments.


Highlight: USS Nebraska Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles, March 26...


Highlight: Game of Drones: Computers To Help Navy Recruit Unmanned Systems Operators

Can a video game help the U.S. Navy find future operators for its remotely operated, unmanned vehicles (UxV), popularly called drones...


Highlight: Progress in Quest to Develop a Human Memory Prosthesis

DARPA launched the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program in November 2013 with the goal of developing a fully implantable, closed-loop neural interface capable of restoring normal memory function to military personnel suffering from the effects of brain injury or illness. Just over four years later, the program is returning remarkable results...


Highlight:Engineering Solutions for the Nation’s Toughest Problems: USACE Tackles Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Devastated Power Grid

During a two-week span in September of 2017, the small Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico was devastated by a colossal one-two punch from Mother Nature. Category 5 Hurricane Irma and Category 4 Hurricane Maria ravaged the American territory leaving many of its 3.4 million residents without shelter, food, water, and all without power...


Highlight: 'We Are Not Going to Yield the Air Domain': Future Vertical Lift Team Aims to Elevate Soldiers

WASHINGTON -- Historically, it has taken well over a decade to bring a new aircraft into the Army's inventory. But the Army can't wait that long to replace its fleet of rotary-wing aircraft, said Brig. Gen. Walter Rugen. So now, the Army plans to deliver a whole family of new vertical-lift aircraft in less than 10 years...


Highlight: Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Prepare for New Weapons System

FORT SILL, Okla. - Artillerymen from the Oklahoma Army National Guard had the opportunity to fire their current weapon system one last time before they transition to a new system later this year.


Highlight: M.A.C.E. for Combat

When ingenuity and engineering meet in the combat zone, designs like the Mobile Area Cordon Equipment (MACE) stop would-be attackers in their tracks...


Highlight: AFMES Participates in Operation Joint Recovery, Introduces MACRMS

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — More than 200 active duty and reserve service members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines along with personnel from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System participated in Operation Joint Recovery held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst...


Highlight: Nonsurgical Neural Interfaces Could Significantly Expand Use of Neurotechnology

Over the past two decades, the international biomedical research community has demonstrated increasingly sophisticated ways to allow a person's brain to communicate with a device, allowing breakthroughs aimed at improving quality of life, such as access to computers and the internet, and more recently control of a prosthetic limb...


Highlight: First-ever Blood Test for Detecting Brain Injury Cleared by FDA

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — You’re throwing a football around in the yard with your neighbors. While stretching out as far as you can to catch the pass, you slam your head hard against a pole going for the ball. Seeing stars and feeling confused, you take a seat...


Highlight: Making Gray-Zone Activity more Black and White

An emergent type of conflict in recent years has been coined “gray zone,” because it sits in a nebulous area between peace and conventional warfare. Gray-zone action is not openly declared or defined, it’s slower, and is prosecuted more subtly—using social, psychological, religious, information, cyber...


Highlight: Stretchable, Foldable Conductive Material Developed by Researchers Opens New Biometrics Possibilities

Researchers at Texas A&M’s College of Engineering have developed a conductive coating that can maintain performance even when heavily stretched and bent, potentially enabling a range of biometric and wearable technologies...


Highlight: U.S. Army Deploys Contactless Multi-Modal Access Control System to Iraq

U.S. armed forces in Iraq have deployed a contactless fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition access control system to an undisclosed location for a trial expected to last roughly 30 days, SIGNAL reports. The system is supplied by Army researchers to meet a joint urgent operational need, and could be deployed elsewhere...


Highlight: Army Units Pilot Network Communication Suite for Disaster Relief

Lessons learned from previous homeland disasters highlighted the fact that communication interoperability among military, government and non-government first responders can make the difference between life and death...


Highlight: Alaska National Guard Advances, Fortifies Arctic Emergency Response

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A foreign, radioactive satellite falls to earth, smashing through the airspace above Valdez, Alaska. Toxic chemicals release from the satellite debris, while compromised networks lead to cyberattacks and panic ensues throughout...


Highlight: Teaching Computers to Guide Science: New Machine Learning Method Sees the Forests and the Trees

While it may be the era of supercomputers and “big data,” without smart methods to mine all that data, it’s only so much digital detritus. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have come up with a novel machine learning method that enables...


Highlight: Lighting the Way: AFRL Partners with Entrepreneurs to Benefit the Warfighter

Nearly everyone has used a common glow stick to light up the night sky, or even as part of a highway emergency kit. But these handy devices are also useful in the battlefield, and Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have discovered a way to make this useful tool even better...


Highlight: Traumatic Brain Injury and the Art of Paddling

I am on a new mission: to raise awareness about treating traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in the most effective way possible. My world on dry land was always moving. But, when I stood on a stand-up paddle board for the first time, the constant moving just stopped...


Highlight: Brain Injury Awareness Month - Videos Spotlight Military TBI Champions

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Former Army Sgt. Wendell Guillermo sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Iraq when his unit was hit by a grenade. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Lee sustained a brain injury during a firefight in Afghanistan. Their compelling stories of recovery are featured...


Highlight: Army researchers advance 'Third Arm' project to next testing phase

Soldiers may be asked to carry heavier, more lethal weapons in the near future, but they soon might have a "third arm" to improve their accuracy and reduce fatigue...


Highlight: Military sports medicine doctors support olympic athletes

Dreams were realized, records were shattered, and memories were made this month in Pyeongchang, South Korea, by the 244 members of the U.S. Olympic Team who competed in 15 disciplines across seven sports ranging from snowboarding to ice dancing to curling...


Highlight: Army approves fielding of new tactical media kits

The Army's tactical Public Affairs and Visual Information professionals will soon begin to receive significantly improved tools for their missions...


Highlight: Elected officials, US Army leaders open new DOD biometric facility

The Army inaugurated biometric operations alongside the Federal Bureau of Investigation this month at the Biometric Technology Center...


Highlight: Blasts and Brain Health

The brain is the most complex organ in the body. But what do we know about brain health when a service member is experiencing regular blast exposure- either through training or combat?


Highlight: DARPA Names Researchers Working to Halt Outbreaks in 60 Days or Less

The increasing threat of infectious diseases is intensifying the need for breakthrough technologies and capabilities to protect first responders and equip them with therapeutics that can halt the impact of infectious agents...


Highlight: A FLIR for Innovation

Innovation isn’t just a matter of creating something new. Rather, it’s the process of translating an idea into goods or services that will create value for an end user...


Highlight: DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers

Advanced commercially available technologies—such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools—have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery...


Highlight: Health care of the future: Virtual doctor-patient visits a reality at NCR

Technology has helped people from every corner of the world connect with friends, family, and colleagues – and, soon, technology will connect physicians and patients in the Military Health System...


Highlight: Soldier, veteran Olympian ready to go for gold in doubles luge at Winter Olympics

By day, Sgt. Matthew Mortensen is an engineer, both as a civilian and for the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company...


Highlight: AFIT Academic Coding Branch provides critical service to total force officers

While academic degrees are generally masked at officer promotion boards, they still play a critical role for certain leadership and technical positions, so keeping official records updated with the most accurate information can be vital...


Highlight:Airmen selected to participate in new cyberspace direct appointment program

The Air Force recently selected the first two candidates for a newly created cyberspace officer direct appointment pilot program, authorized by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act...


Highlight: Engineers conduct ice bridging, chainsaw operations for emergency preparedness

The Alaska National Guard has fortified its longstanding relationship with its local population by striving to be ready in the event of a disaster requiring response...


Highlight: Dover partners with AFRL to innovate in fuel efficiency

As Air Mobility Commands focuses on the innovations necessary to maintain the Air Force's competitive advantage, Mobility Airmen provided insight to help the Air Force improve C-17 capabilities and save money in the future...


Highlight: Luge Soldier-Athletes are Ready for the Winter Olympics

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Racing down a frozen track, flat on your back at speeds up to 87 miles an hour, takes mental and physical preparation. Three Soldier-athletes competing in luge are ready to take on that challenge...


Highlight: Air Force Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes...


Highlight: Luge Athlete Sgt. Emily Sweeney Perseveres through Heartache, Injury to Compete in 2018 Olympics

LAKE PLACID, New York -- Whether she'd posted a personal-best time, or suffered a collision on the track, Emily Sweeney would flash her trademark smile to fans, media, or anyone who watched her compete...


Highlight: Playing 20 Questions with Bacteria to Distinguish Harmless Organisms from Pathogens

Bacteria underpins much of our world, acting behind the scenes to affect the health and behavior of animals and plants. They help produce food, provide oxygen, and even reshape the environment through a vast array...


Highlight: US Soldiers, Bobsledders Ready to Use Their Olympics Experience to Bring Home Gold

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Heading into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the U.S. bobsled team members don't plan to take anything for granted. The U.S. men know one slip-up could send any four-man or two-man squad tumbling...


Highlight: Seven Soldiers Will Compete in Bobsled, Luge in 2018 Winter Olympics

SAN ANTONIO -- Seven Soldiers will be among the other athletes representing the United States Feb. 9-25, in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea...


Highlight: No chill zone: Give winter weather injuries the cold shoulder

Whether hiking Mount Everest or exercising outdoors near home, cold-related injuries are always a danger...


Highlight: PALS Turns to Marine Organisms to Help Monitor Strategic Waters

The world’s vast oceans and seas offer seemingly endless spaces in which adversaries of the United States can maneuver undetected. The U.S. military deploys networks of manned and unmanned platforms and sensors to monitor adversary activity, but the scale of the task is daunting and hardware alone cannot meet every need in the dynamic marine environment...


Highlight: Reading the Body’s History of Threat Exposure

Picture an intelligence officer in the field. She is trying to piece together a suspected threat, and has access to someone who may have a role in carrying it out. There may be traces of biological or chemical agents on his clothing or hair...


Highlight: 'Wingman' program developing armed robotic vehicles to be controlled by Soldiers

Army engineers aim to qualify an autonomous combat vehicle on a gunnery range in the coming months, as part of a new program they say is the first step toward weaponized robotics...


Highlight: Cutting-edge Interactive Disease Surveillance Maps Support Combatant Commands

as an organization that receives countless streams of data and information, the staff at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) knows quite a bit about the global threats posed by known and emerging infectious diseases of military relevance...


Highlight: Partnership Flight Symposium enhances cooperation between 13 countries

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa hosted the first-ever Partnership Flight Symposium combining both African and European military aeromedical teams at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 16-19, 2018..


Highlight: A Very Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Will Be Visible This Week… Here’s How to See it

A rare moon that hasn’t been viewed by almost anyone in over 150 years is set to provide a gorgeous sight Wednesday.


Highlight: Army Corps of Engineers announces power restored to over 1 million Puerto Rico customers

The United States Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration, in a joint effort with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Federal Emergency Management Agency and industry partners, have successfully restored power to over one million customers in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria...


Highlight: New Discovery Could Improve Organic Solar Cell Performance

While there is a growing market for organic solar cells ­­– they contain materials that are cheaper, more abundant, and more environmentally friendly than those used in typical solar panels – they also tend to be less efficient in converting sunlight to electricity than conventional solar cells...


Highlight: iLab: See Where Sailors and Innovation Meet

Like any other organization, the Navy is not perfect. Many times sailors ask why things must be done a certain way. Often, they’re convinced they know a more effective way...


Highlight: Colds and Flu: I’m sick, what should I do?

It’s that time of year, when colds and influenza spread across the country, bringing discomfort to many. And the flu is peaking earlier this year than usual, with widespread cases reported in every state across the continental U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Highlight: Researchers Test Virtual Reality Adaptive Flight Training

A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, recently conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study, to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality...


Highlight: DARPA Program Aims to Extend Lifetime of Quantum Systems

Whether it is excited electrons emitting photons in a lightbulb or the vibrational frequency of atoms in an atomic clock, quantum phenomena are simultaneously fundamental aspects of nature and the basis of current state-of-the-art and future technologies...


Highlight: US Army medical research lab gets fast track approval from FDA for malaria drug

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity here has received a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the development of Tafenoquine, a potential anti-malaria drug for adults...


Highlight: DoD, FDA partner to develop medical products for warfighters

The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. warfighters, officials of the agencies announced this morning in a media teleconference...


Highlight: Army takes the lead in virtual health technology with opening of new Texas facility

Army Medicine bolstered its virtual health initiative by launching the Army Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center Jan. 4...


Highlight: Army pushing to get Secure Wi-Fi on battlefield to gain strategic edge over enemies

In support of on-going efforts to make command posts more resilient, mobile and survivable, the Army is pushing to get Secure Wi-Fi to the field to help gain an operational edge against potential peer and near-peer adversaries...


Highlight: Joint Efforts in Search of a Cure for Tropical Diseases

Infectious diseases affecting millions in South, Central America and the Caribbean where hundreds of service members are deployed to yearly...


Highlight: Hallmark Seeks to Revolutionize U.S. Space Enterprise Command and Control

The growing complexity of space operations coupled with an increased need for timely decisions demands innovative approaches to battle management command and control (BMC2) technologies...


Highlight: CODE Makes Headway on Collaborative Autonomy for Unmanned Aerial Systems

DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program aims to extend the capability of the U.S. military’s existing unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to conduct dynamic, long-distance engagements...


Highlight: Eating, sleeping, exercise are keys to preserving health

Physical health is at the core of a person’s ability to complete their mission. If they are injured or sick, or exhausted, they might be able to show up and do work, but their effectiveness will be diminished.


Highlight: Army engineers install more than 30,000 temporary roofs in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- With the new year fast approaching, Quality Assurance specialist Andrew Lorenz was busy visiting Operation Blue Roof installation sites in neighborhoods across Mayagez, a city of 80,000 people on Puerto Rico's west coast...


Highlight: AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space

Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft...


Highlight: Special ops, conventional forces evolving to meet modern threats shaped by war, Mattis says

WASHINGTON -- There is a blurring line that separates conventional operating forces from special operations forces, and the defense secretary expects general purpose forces will eventually shoulder missions once the province of their special forces brethren...


Highlight: A New Year, a New You: Take Command of Your Health

What are your goals for 2018 – have you thought about them? Will it be a new you for this new year, or a new year and the same old you...


Highlight: Regrowing Limbs Could be the Future for Military Medicine

For some animals, such as salamanders, regrowing a missing limb is a common healing process. But what if people could do the same...


Highlight: Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results downrange

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.


Highlight: Cyber Exercises Between Army, Community Mutually Beneficial for National Security

When the Army, industry and local governments team up in "live-fire" cyber exercises, the results are mutually beneficial, said Col. Andrew O. Hall...


Highlight: Year in Review: Innovations Aid Warfighters, Families

Here’s a review of some innovations in 2017 that provided continued momentum for the Military Health System’s mission of a medically ready force and ready medical force...


Highlight: U.S. troops serving overseas during holidays make a sacrifice for peace, security

WASHINGTON -- It's the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends. And many of those travelers are military personnel returning home from their duty stations. But hundreds of thousands of military personnel will not be traveling. Based around the globe...


Highlight: 3-D Mapping Gets Service Members Back to Work after Heart Procedures

Imagine being diagnosed with a heart rhythm condition, a fast or irregular heartbeat. For many in the military, these would be considered career-ending events...


Highlight: Top Army humanitarian moments of 2017: providing critical assistance after natural disasters

WASHINGTON -- One of the Army's core missions -- global engagement -- was on high display in 2017, and not just in the form of military exercises with allies from Australia to Poland.


Highlight: Army partners with Marine Corps on 3-D printed drones

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army researchers are working with the Marines to develop 3-D printed drones as materials science, aviation technology and software development merge to deliver new capabilities...


Highlight: Four tips for staying healthy this holiday season

The Military Health System can’t guarantee you’ll have a holly, jolly holiday season. But following these health and wellness tips may help make this the best time of the year...


Highlight: 'Lighter, leaner, better capabilities': speeding combat casualty care

IRVINE, Calif. -- Dr. Elliot Botvinick sits in his office on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, holding a tiny device in the palm of his hand...


Highlight: Courtesy photo by HackerOne

NEW YORK (AFNS) -- Within 30 seconds of receiving the order to “start hacking,” researchers at the Hack the Air Force 2.0 event discovered two vulnerabilities—exactly the result the organizers were hoping for.


Highlight: Invisible Wound, Visible Effects: TBIs Need Medical Help – and the Sooner, the Better

From falling on a slippery sidewalk to being exposed to an explosive blast, traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere. While these injuries may be invisible to the eye, they require the time and attention of a visible injury...


Highlight: Better boots, lighter uniform headed to Hawaii for field testing

This January, some Soldiers within the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii will receive new uniforms and a new set of boots as part of Program Executive Office Soldier's continued testing and evaluation of the improved hot-weather combat uniform and jungle combat boot...


Highlight: Army-developed Zika vaccine induces strong immune response in early trials

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Three Phase 1 human clinical trials evaluating an Army-developed Zika purified inactivated virus vaccine, known as a ZPIV, have shown it was safe and well-tolerated in healthy adults and induced a robust immune response...


Highlight: Elective surgeries hone surgical skills, prepare medical team for combat

FORT HOOD, Texas — Inside Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s second floor surgery suite, surgeons and medical teams are busy honing their critical-care skills...


Highlight: Ocean of Things Aims to Expand Maritime Awareness across Open Seas

The internet of things connects an ever-growing number of smart devices for up-to-the-minute monitoring and tracking of many common events. Head out to most parts of the open ocean, however, and no such capability exists for real-time monitoring of maritime activity...


Highlight: Keep your holidays from going up in flames

The holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires...


Highlight: AF Installation Cyberattack Plans tested during national grid exercise

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Recently, 32 Air Force installations and representatives from Headquarters Air Force took part in the two-day national Grid Security Exercise IV, or GridEx IV, to simulate a coordinated response to cyber and physical security threats to North America's electricity grid and other critical infrastructure...


Highlight: The Future of Prosthetics is Happening Now at Walter Reed

A state of the art development is making it possible for a prosthetic device to become an extension of a wounded service member’s body rather than an attachment to it...


Highlight: DoD's international HIV/AIDS prevention program saves lives, builds lasting relationships

Navy Capt. Gregg Montalto remembers the first time he met the young Ugandan teenager a couple of years ago sitting across the table. The boy was HIV positive with AIDS.


Highlight: TACS-38, MWCS-38 MARINES REINVIGORATE AMPHIBIOUS AIR DIRECTION CAPABILITIES

CAMP PENDLETON, Ca -- U.S. Marines with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron (MTACS) 38 and Marine Wing Communication Squadron (MWCS) 38, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, established a tactical air direction center (TADC) at Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 28, 2017...


Highlight: Isolated from US military, small Army post looks to rid terrorism in West Africa

CONTINGENCY LOCATION GAROUA, Cameroon -- At a newly established U.S. Army outpost in a sun-scorched area of northern Cameroon, there's a small task force with larger implications than its size may suggest...


Highlight: Army Sensors Can Now Detect Aircraft Damage As It Happens

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft...


Highlight: SECNAV CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING WITH AMERICA AND 15TH MEU

ARABIAN GULF – The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer conducted his first holiday visit to the deployed Marines and Sailors of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23...


Highlight: Mobility Airmen support Argentine submarine search effort

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Mobility Airmen are enabling international assistance through delivering equipment and personnel to aid the government of Argentina in its ongoing search for the A.R.A. San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine...


Highlight: Army's Allied Spirit VII exercise showcases integrated training

HOHENFELS, Germany -- "The importance of Allied Spirit is to bring our NATO partners together in a cohesive exercise where we can test and exercise our alliance together to prove interoperability,..


Highlight: Battlefield Acupuncture Reduces Opioid Dependence, Returns Airmen to Flight

The U.S. Air Force is using battlefield acupuncture to keep airmen at work...


Highlight: Developing “ABCs” for Exploiting New Phenomena in Light-Matter Interactions

A unique class of engineered light-manipulating materials, known as metamaterials or structured materials, makes use of patterns of strongly interacting wavelength or sub-wavelength-sized elements..


Highlight: Bridging communities, cultures

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Being introduced to a new culture can be exciting, but also sometimes intimidating. This is especially true for both Americans and Germans in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.


Highlight: Navy, international entomologists collaborate to fight malaria

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The principal tasks of the malaria reduction efforts directed by the President's Malaria Initiative include distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and anti-malarial drugs...


Highlight: Airmen conduct long-range rescue of cruise passenger

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- Within two hours of the call, Airmen with the 920th Rescue Wing took to the skies bound for a cruise ship roughly 500 miles off the Florida coastline carrying an elderly passenger suffering an acute condition and in need of medical evacuation Nov. 7, 2017.


Highlight: New routes to renewables: Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions...


Highlight: It’s National STEM Day! Here Are 5 Ways DoD Makes STEM Cool

November 8 marks National STEM Day — a time to encourage young people to view careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as cool options for employment...


Highlight: Task Force Wraith trains to respond swiftly to chemical attack

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith completed combined training with the 208th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company...


Highlight: Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients

Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care...


Highlight: Partnership enables JB Charleston sealift relief efforts to Puerto Rico

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AFNS) -- The first humanitarian relief supplies sealifted from Joint Base Charleston to Ponce, Puerto Rico departed Oct. 31, 2017...


Highlight: Air Force Uses Cutting Edge 3-D Printing to Focus on Warfighter

Students and professors from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have incorporated a 3-D printer into their research and development efforts...


Highlight: Warrior Care Month: Honoring our Nation's Heroes

When our warfighters become injured, their road to recovery can be a long, sometimes tedious, process. But even when stakes are high and the mounting obstacles seem overwhelming, our nation’s warriors face the challenges head on and show unwavering strength along the way


Highlight: Fort Carson Soldiers field test new body armor

Soldiers with the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and 10th Chemical Hazardous Response Company participated in the final round of field-testing for the Army's new body armor...


Highlight: NREL, University of Washington Scientists Elevate Quantum Dot Solar Cell World Record to 13.4 Percent

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent...


Highlight: Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

WASHINGTON -- Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air...


Highlight: Airmen test combat search, rescue skills during Pacific Thunder

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) -- One of the largest joint combat search and rescue exercises in the Pacific region, Pacific Thunder 18-1, kicked into full swing at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2017.


Highlight: NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells

The IMM architecture enables greater power extraction from the higher-bandgap sub-cells and further allows the use of more efficient low-bandgap sub-cell materials such as Indium Gallium Arsenide. In contrast to traditional III-V multijunction solar cells...


Highlight: Army's mortarmen bring firepower to the infantry

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- On any given day, the indirect fire infantrymen of the 173rd Airborne Brigade could serve in any number of roles -- as a paratrooper, an infantry Soldier, or in their specialty as the "mortarmen,"...


Highlight: http://science.dodlive.mil/2017/10/19/army-innovation-could-improve-function-of-helmets-facial-protection-more/

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact...


Highlight: Women's Health Month: Take time to care for yourself

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Preventive services are your best defense against preventable diseases...


Highlight: Medical residents aboard USNS Comfort help Puerto Rico recover

PUERTO RICO — Five emergency medicine physician residents from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth embarked on the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as part of their residency training...


Highlight: Massive attack in Mogadishu spurs quick-response support from CJTF-HOA

At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and in coordination with the U.S. Mission to Somalia and U.S. Africa Command, a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft departed from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA)...


Highlight: Small Antennas Could be a Big Deal for the Air Force

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna...


Highlight: Operation Fresh Water

Despite floating on an ocean of it, sailors at sea need a way to make that water safe for drinking. How do they ensure they have an adequate supply?


Highlight: OFFSET “Sprinters” Encouraged to Share Innovative Ideas for Swarm Systems

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots...


Highlight: Harnessing Commercially Available Geospatial Imagery for Defense Analysis

The rapid pace of new commercial satellite constellation launches has led to a significant increase in the amount and availability of geospatial imagery. Unfortunately, no straightforward way currently exists for analysts to access and analyze all of that imagery...


Highlight: A Mile In Their Shoes: Tech Warrior Participants Experience Life of a Warfighter

Whoever owns the technological advantage when it comes to warfighting likely controls the battlespace of today...


Highlight: Women’s Health Month: Time to reset your health care habits

I was recently a speaker at a women’s leadership symposium and was asked for strategies for proactively managing one’s health when faced with hectic schedules and numerous responsibilities. I could totally relate and the timing couldn’t be better!


Highlight: White Details DoD Assistance to Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 — Relief for Puerto Rico is an all-hands operation, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said here today....


Highlight: Air Force Researchers Provide Rapid Answers to Big Challenges for Warfighters

The safety and protection of the warfighter is a motivating force in everything Air Force Research Laboratory does, but for one branch in particular, it is at the very heart of their mission...


Highlight: Tactical Gaming Teaches Warfighters Real-World Scenarios

Ukrainian army trainers at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center are adding a new tool to their skill set: tactical gaming programming...


Highlight: Navy deploys USNS Comfort to support Puerto Rico disaster relief

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Approximately 250 doctors, nurses, corpsmen and support personnel from across Navy Medicine East embarked Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, Sept. 27th, in support of the U.S. military response to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico...


Highlight: DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2017 — The number of DoD personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference today...


Highlight: New Radar Sensor Provides Clear Vision in Any Weather

DARPA’s Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program recently completed flight tests, successfully demonstrating a new sensor that can capture real-time video through clouds...


Highlight: Deployed med group keeps Airmen, Coalition members in the fight

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Military members across the various U.S. service branches are all expected to maintain certain physical fitness standards in order to be fit to fight. But what happens when those military members get injured or come down with an illness while deployed?


Highlight: Air Force “Spins” a Yarn, Finds New Power Source

Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly....


Highlight: U.S. Army photo by David McNally, ARL Public Affairs

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water...


Highlight: Wanted: Novel Approaches for Detecting and Stopping Small Unmanned Air Systems

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air system (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters...


Highlight: Army, sister services ready to respond as Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on Monday so they can continue their humanitarian assistance...


Highlight: Getting your ZZZZs: Military sleep clinics keep troops on their toes by shutting their eyes

Navy Lt. Brian Holbrook knew something was wrong. He was tired all the time. Too tired, in his opinion, for the work he did during a regular duty day as the health facilities planning and project officer for Navy Medicine West in Hawaii...


Highlight: Caribbean Calls for Aid; Airmen Use Analytical Skills in Irma Recovery

Last week, Hurricane Irma hit the southern United States coast, and while there was little that could be done to lessen her impact, Airmen from the 118th Wing utilized their skills in geospatial imagery analysis, and experience in working previous natural disasters, to provide damage assessment...


Highlight: Army Finds New Ways to Destroy Old Ammo

Nestled within 100 square miles in Southern Indiana, Crane Army Ammunition Activity supports the hi-tech mission of destroying obsolete munitions for the Department of Defense. For more than two decades, white phosphorus rounds...


Highlight: First cold storage platelet unit collected in Southwest Asia

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— Recently, Al Udeid Air Base shipped its first unit of cold storage platelets to a location within the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility...


Highlight: Freeze-dried plasma saves life

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The life of a foreign partner nation force member was saved recently through U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command’s (MARSOC) first operational use of freeze-dried plasma.


Highlight: Things That Go Boom? Take Batteries Off The List

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark...


Highlight: Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a Signal of Interest

Here’s your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or perhaps even a human being. Design the sensor so that it can remain dormant and unattended but always alert, even for years, without drawing on battery power...


Highlight: 20 Rarely Seen Photos of the Events of Sept. 11, 2001

Today marks Patriot Day, a national day of service and remembrance that commemorates the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001, in which terrorists took the lives of nearly 3,000 people on American soil.


Highlight: Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- -- September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year...


Highlight: The importance of sleep - you lose if you don't snooze

BREMERTON, Wash. — Whether trying for a quick snooze, occasional siesta, or attempted slumber, Sailors and Marines are continually at risk for the actual health threat of insufficient sleep...


Highlight: Army Wraps Up Autonomous Micro-robotics Research Program

Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008...


Highlight: Getting Wild(life): Marines Survey Animal Populations From the Air

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are able to track enemy movements no matter the terrain and provide real time updates to enemy positions. But recently, the Marines of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4...


Highlight: Federal Coordination Continues in Texas and Louisiana

WASHINGTON – More than 12,400 employees from more than 17 federal departments and agencies are working together in support of the ongoing response to damages resulting from Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding across Texas and Louisiana.


Highlight: Lifesaving Balloon Catheter Device Added to Museum

During the episode “The Fog of War” of the CBS drama series Code Black, two characters quickly decided to use a “balloon-tipped catheter” for “REBOA” to save a patient. The concept: a balloon that temporarily stops major bleeding...


Highlight: Powering Through: Navy Scientists Develop Underwater Wireless Charger

Having trouble finding a charging station for your hybrid or electric car on a long road trip? Try tasking an unmanned undersea vehicle to recharge itself at an underwater gas station. The UUVs the Navy uses...


Highlight: DARPA’s Drive to Keep the Microelectronics Revolution at Full Speed Builds Its Own Momentum

To perpetuate the pace of innovation and progress in microelectronics technology over the past half-century, it will take an enormous village rife with innovators. This week, about 100 of those innovators...


Highlight: NASA’s FINDER Search and Rescue Technology Helps Save Lives

When you think of NASA, chances are you envision space. But that’s not the only place the agency makes technology for. In the wreckage of a collapsed textile factory and another building in the Nepalese village...


Highlight: AF Scientists Look to Future to Ensure Airmen Have Advanced Technology

Led by Dr. Benji Maruyama and comprised of a cadre of scientists and engineers, the members of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Flexible Materials and Processing Team take comprehension...


Highlight: Air Force Researchers Develop Innovative Battlefield Medical Technology

Imagine the chaos and challenge of delivering life-saving care in a battlefield environment. That’s what faced a group of Air Force researchers as they developed a new electronic patient monitoring tool for...


Highlight: MFP Aims to Thwart Adversaries’ Small Unmanned Aircraft

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program focuses on a challenge of increasing concern to the U.S. military: countering the proliferation of small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs). These systems—which...


Highlight: DARPA Assured Autonomy Seeks to Guarantee Safety of Learning-enabled Autonomous Systems

Building on recent breakthroughs in autonomous cyber systems and formal methods, DARPA today announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance the ways computing...


Highlight: TALONS Tested on Commissioned U.S. Navy Vessel for First Time

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time...


Highlight: Student Interns Conquer 3-D Printing Challenge

Student interns made a new traditional official when they raced 3-D printed boats they designed and created themselves for the second annual Additive Manufacturing (AM) Challenge at Naval Surface Warfare Center...


Highlight: The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology

The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, video...


Highlight: Disruptioneering - Streamlining the Process of Scientific Discovery

DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO)—whose mission is to identify and pursue high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines—today announced the first...


Highlight: FAAST Symposium - Helping Those Who Help Warriors with Limb Loss

The official name of the three-day symposium is Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training, or FAAST. But it’s probably easier to call it a collective-sharing event. In July, FAAST brought together...


Highlight: Down To Earth - NASA, DoD Partner To Test Orion Exit Procedures

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land...


Highlight: U.S. Army Readiness, Humanitarian Mission Go Hand in Hand in Central America

A team of U.S. Army medical personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center participated in a training exercise at Hospital Escuela and Hospital Maria in Tegucigalpa, Honduras...


Highlight: Bug Out - Air Force Designs Flying Systems with the Help of Insects

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. An apple falling from a tree inspired Isaac Newton to define the laws of gravity. The burdock burrs clinging to the skin of his hunting...


Highlight: Strategic Technology Office Outlines Vision for “Mosaic Warfare"

DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office (STO) this week unveiled its updated approach to winning or deterring future conflicts during Sync with STO Day, held in Arlington, Virginia. At the event—which attracted about...


Highlight: Air Force Works to Bring Power to Remote Military Sites

Providing power to remote military installations is a challenge under the best of circumstances, but if power is suddenly cut off, the situation can become critical. The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and...


Highlight: Protected Communications Go Polar

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Pacific is working to facilitate communications for the submarines currently traversing the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, and for other Navy communities...


Highlight: F.E. Warren AFB Tests Minuteman III Missile with Launch from Vandenberg

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a...


Highlight: Experimental Drone Transforms in Flight

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is experimenting with a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle that transforms in flight and gives soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of the future.


Highlight: The Future is Now - Inside the Navy’s Future Force Science & Tech Expo

The Office of Naval Research showed off what’s in store for Navy technology at the biennial Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo in Washington, D.C., July 20-21. The event showcased ONR...


Highlight: Antiterrorism Awareness Matters to All

August begins Antiterrorism Awareness month, a campaign aimed at promoting tips, tools and strategies for recognizing possible indicators of terrorism. There are posters, leaflets, websites and manuals dedicated...


Highlight: Prototype Exoskeleton Suit Would Improve Soldiers’ Physical, Mental Performance

Thanks to a new “suit” being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


Highlight: DARPA Launches Program That Could One Day Treat Vision & Hearing Loss

DARPA is taking steps that could one day help people with vision and hearing loss. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded contracts to five research organizations and one...


Highlight: Lab Developed Tests Help Keep Military Medicine on the Leading Edge of Innovation

A program that keeps the Military Health System on the leading edge of medical innovation, and benefits more than 128,000 patients in the system, will continue. The Secretary of Defense has renewed the Non-FDA...


Highlight: Small Critters, Big Consequences - Be Mindful of Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks may be small, but they can spread damaging illnesses through one bite. Knowing what to look out for and how to prevent tick-borne illnesses can help service members and their families enjoy the outdoors...


Highlight: Army Opens Collaborative Cybersecurity Research Center

ADELPHI LABORATORY CENTER, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory opened the Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory, or ACAL, on Monday. The facility is unlike any other lab, since it provides...


Highlight: Counter-Hemorrhaging Medical Device Saves Service Members' Lives

Born out of necessity on the battlefield, a new medical device is buying vital time for critically wounded patients in combat and in emergency care environments worldwide. The device, known as a resuscitative endovascular...


Highlight: Naval War College Wargame Focuses on Civ-Mil Response to Cyber Attacks

U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island welcomed to campus elected officials, business and government leaders, and military members, to conduct a wargame focused on civilian cyber attacks...


Highlight: Game-Changing Air Force Innovation Takes Flight

A year of cutting-edge technology development and prototyping by Air Force Research Laboratory teams has culminated in a series of flight demonstrations as part of the Sensors Directorate Blue Guardian “Project...


Highlight: With Success Comes ‘Great Momentum’ in Hearing Center’s Future

For service members, the ability to hear affects their safety, mission, and quality of life – and remains critical out of the military. The care service members receive is influenced by more than fancy devices...


Highlight: Shocking - How the Military Combats the Dangers of Static Electricity

Ask explosives operators at Crane Army Ammunition Activity about handling energetics and it won’t be long until they are explaining how it is an inherently dangerous job. Safety procedures must be...


Highlight: Here’s How the DoD is Working to Meet Its Energy Conservation Goals

The Department of Defense is working to zero out all waste, water and energy consumption. The latest “Armed with Science” episode of Defense TV takes a look at this cutting edge sustainable energy and how...


Highlight: Towards a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface

DARPA has awarded contracts to five research organizations and one company that will support the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program: Brown University; Columbia University; Fondation Voir et...


Highlight: Partnership Improves Care, Prosthetics for Amputees

With a goal to improve prosthetics for wounded warfighters, the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence, or EACE, fosters research, collaboration, and innovation. Our role is to build collaborative initiatives...


Highlight: New Technology Could Transform How Air Force Uses Energy

Transforming the way the Air Force uses energy is a key focus of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office as it seeks to enable the use of alternative energy and energy efficient...


Highlight: NRL Chemist Develops Device to Train Canine Units on Odor Detection

Man’s best friend returned to the silver screen this June in the film “Megan Leavey,” a story based on the true events about young Marine Megan Leavey and her combat canine, Rex. The film shines light on the importance...


Highlight: Giving the Gift of Independence - Veterans Receive DARPA’s LUKE Arm

At a ceremony in New York today, two veterans living with arm amputations became the first recipients of a new generation of prosthetic limb that promises them unprecedented, near-natural arm and hand motion...


Highlight: CJTF-HOA Soldiers' Combatives Craft Warrior Ethos of Physical, Mental Strength

U.S. Army Spc. Rodney Drew’s body slapped down hard on the padded floor, reverberating throughout the room. Sparring with U.S. Army Pfc. Kurt Sikes, both Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment...


Highlight: Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

Phase 1 of DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program concluded recently following a series of obstacle-course flight tests in central Florida. Over four days, three teams of DARPA-supported researchers huddle...


Highlight: Ogden Air Logistics Complex Restoring Air Force's Nuclear Launch Facilities

For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air-, land- and sea-based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready Airmen controlling highly survivable, nuclear...


Highlight: Wright-Patterson AFB goes to the Bees

Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide...


Highlight: Laser Weapons Bring Sharp Advantages to the Battlefield

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls...


Highlight: PTSD Treatment Confronts the Trauma Behind the Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments for this invisible wound...


Highlight: Defense Health Agency to Assume Oversight of DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), visited the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) June 8, to discuss the transition of oversight for the Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention...


Highlight: Army Scientists Hope to Unlock Clues to Bone Healing in Space Experiment

Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station...


Highlight: Joint Medical Team Provides Medical Care to Remote Communities

Airmen from the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, partnered with service members from throughout the country to provide no-cost medical care to communities in North Central Arkansas, recently.


Highlight: Raptor Testers Recognized for Contributions to National Defense

“The U.S. Air Force announced June 14 that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense...


Highlight: Transforming How Troops Fight in Coastal Urban Environments

As nation-state and non-state adversaries adapt and apply commercially available state-of-the-art technology in urban conflict, expeditionary U.S. forces face...


Highlight: Army National Guard Soldiers Play Critical Role in Combined Resolve VIII

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Readiness is a core value and a constant goal of the Army. That's why Soldiers go through so many realistic training scenarios in order to be fully prepared for any challenge or opportunity...


Highlight: Army Supporting Clinical Trial Testing Hemorrhage Control Foam

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, a subordinate organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, is supporting a pivotal clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of a self-expanding foam device to stop massive intracavitary abdominal bleeding...


Highlight: Ambulance in the Sky

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio (AFNS) -- “Can you hear me?” The deafening roar of the C-130 Hercules engines makes the words nearly inaudible. “What is your name?” A team of Airmen maneuvering throughout the cargo area treating patients makes for a scene of organized chaos...


Highlight: Multinational Forces Integrate Capabilities During Combined Arms Exercise

“Wet, wet, wet” echoed across the gun line when British reconnaissance forces relayed a fire mission to a U.S. Fires Direction Center during a Fire Support Coordination Exercise at Land Forces Field...


Highlight: DARPA Aims to Teach Robots Some Good Manners

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks. For these “smart” machines to be considered safe and trustworthy collaborators with...


Highlight: Team Edwards Expands Testing of Commercial Drones

The diminutive, but increasingly useful, quadcopter was put to another challenge June 2 when it flew over a small building near Edwards Flightline to give members of 412th Civil Engineer Group an idea of its capabilities...


Highlight: Army Language Translation System Assists Soldiers' Readiness

What kind of wall is impervious to bullets, bombs, drills, or tidal waves? A language barrier. The Army's Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS) punches through that barrier by providing language...


Highlight: New Ways of Representing Information Could Transform Digital Technology

Many people who use computers and other digital devices are aware that all the words and images displayed on their monitors boil down to a sequence of ones and zeros. But few likely appreciate what is...


Highlight: Beyond Scaling - An Electronics Resurgence Initiative

The Department of Defense’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes a $75 million allocation for DARPA in support of a new, public-private “electronics resurgence” initiative. The initiative seeks to undergird a...


Highlight: DoD Vaccine Research Saves Military, Civilian Lives

Americans rely on the U.S. military to keep them safe from humans who would do them harm. What they might not know is that some service members work around the clock to protect them from microscopic...


Highlight: Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test

The Defense Department today successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense...


Highlight: Video Games - More Than Just for Fun to Service Members

Blasting video game zombies, aliens and gangsters might not seem intellectually stimulating, but current research shows these computerized conflicts actually sharpen a range of cognitive skills—including better...


Highlight: Airmen, Sailors Support Life-Saving Mission

Recently, Airmen and Sailors worked together to outfit a C-17 Globemaster III with life-saving equipment at Kadena AB. Together, the Airmen and Sailors prepared the logistics and materials for a specialized life-support...


Highlight: DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane

DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of...


Highlight: How Brain Injury May Affect Communication Skills

How a service member communicates with others can change after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). “People with TBI speak better than they communicate,” said Linda Picon, Department of Veterans Affairs senior consultant...


Highlight: Navy Medicine East Stresses Pursuit of Mental Health a Sign of Strength

Navy Medicine East is focused on increasing awareness of psychological and emotional health among service members, veterans, family members and caregivers during the month of May in support of National Mental...


Highlight: DTRA Technology Uses DNA to Predict What a Person Looks Like

When you think of DNA, perhaps unsolved mysteries or infamous criminal cases come to mind. Technology funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is expanding our understanding of what DNA...


Highlight: Guesswork Out of Designing Extremely Complex Military Systems

Computational models and simulations can be enormously helpful when designing complex military systems such as new aerospace vehicles and engines, reducing development costs and times. However, realistic...


Highlight: Special Forces Conduct Training for Disaster Exercise

Members of a Special Forces team conducted a search and rescue mission during Vigilant Guard 17-03, a large scale national disaster response exercise conducted in the U.S. Virgin Islands, May 15-19, hosted by the...


Highlight: Meet the Scientists Changing the Way Soldiers Hear

Army Lt. Col. Amy Blank and First Lt. Maggie Schad, two audiology experts at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) who are working to reduce incidents of noise-induced hearing loss...


Highlight: Innovative Scanner Designed to Save Marines' Lives on the Battlefield

Marine Corps Systems Command is bringing innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines on the front line. The Infrascanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection...


Highlight: Don’t Suffer Alone – Mental Health Disorders have Effective Treatments

Mental health disorders are relatively common within civilian and military communities, but with early treatment, most mental health disorders can be effectively treated, and patients can return to mental wellness...


Highlight: Service Academies Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities

More than 40 Cadets and Midshipmen from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy helped expand the capabilities of swarms of highly autonomous unmanned aerial...


Highlight: May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 36 million American adults report hearing loss and between 6 and 8 million people have some form of language impairment. Service members and veterans are at...


Highlight: X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 Lands at Kennedy Space Center

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017.


Highlight: Cyber Squadron Initiative - Arming Airmen for 21st Century Battle

The Air Force cyber landscape of today is not the same as 10 or even five years ago; every Air Force core mission is impacted and connected by cyber. In response, the service has created the Cyber Squadron Initiative...


Highlight: Service experts discuss progress in recognizing, treating PTSD and TBI

Heads of military centers and programs targeting post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in service members and their families reported progress Friday in the timely recognition and treatment of...


Highlight: Weather Flight Critical to Coalition Mission

Dropping bombs on target in Syria and Iraq during combat missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve requires a complex array of information, including intelligence gathered well in advance of the combat...


Highlight: 5th-Generation Fighters Arrive in Bulgaria

Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting airmen arrived in Bulgaria today from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the...


Highlight: DARPA Funds Brain-Stimulation Research to Speed Learning

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up...


Highlight: F.E. Warren Tests Minuteman III Missile with Launch from Vandenberg

A combined team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle April 26, 2017, from Vandenberg Air...


Highlight:Task Force Falcon Soldiers Brief Apache Capabilities During Operation Summer Shield

Pilots from the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, conducts a brief of a AH-64D Apache helicopter at the Parade Field on Adazi Military...


Highlight: Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Begins Leadership Transition

More than a year of military service as commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) draws to a close for Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, as the task force prepares to transition to a new...


Highlight: Naval War College, Yale Partner on First-of-Kind Humanitarian Simulation

Faculty members from Yale University's School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program conducted the first-ever "Consequences...


Highlight: Sea Floor Erosion in Coral Reef Ecosystems Leaves Coastal Communities at Risk

In the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai’i, U.S. Geological Survey researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places...


Highlight: Guardsmen Train to Handle WMD Lab at Baseball Stadium

It was another day and another conspicuous venue for members of the New York National Guard's 2nd Civil Support Team as they trained to track down and identify hazards at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium here on...


Highlight: DARPA Tests Limits of Sound

If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The skyrocketing use of wireless devices in military and civilian domains has created a complicated...


Highlight: What to Know About the GBU-43/B, ‘Mother of All Bombs’

The “Mother of All Bombs,” the GBU-43/B Massive Air Blast, is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal, and it was used for the first time in combat on April 13 in Afghanistan against the Islamic...


Highlight: New Zika Diagnostic Test, Boosting National Testing Capacity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced an $8.9 million agreement with Siemens Healthineers, a Tarrytown...


Highlight: Belvoir Hospital First in DoD to Perform New Vision Correction Procedure

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s surgeons performed the first small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure in the Department of Defense, the latest advancement in laser eye surgery, March 16. “I am extremely...


Highlight: Army Modernizes Portable Battlefield Radiography System

Soldiers on the battlefield will soon use a new portable digital radiography system (PDRS) that is smaller, lighter, less expensive and more cyber-secure than previously fielded systems. The U.S. Army Medical...


Highlight: Putting Social Science Modeling Through Its Paces

The social sciences can play important roles in assisting military planners and decision-makers who are trying to understand complex human social behaviors and systems, potentially facilitating a wide range of missions...


Highlight: Blue-Light-Blocking Lenses a Potential Breakthrough for Warfighters

New eyeglasses might help warfighters get the sleep they need. Military Health System officials are working on tinting for lenses that can be worn an hour or two before bedtime, blocking the light that blocks the brain’s...


Highlight: U.K. Gunners Learn Chem/Bio Defense at Dugway

For more than 14 years, a contingent of United Kingdom Royal Air Force Gunners from 20 (Defence CBRN) Wing has eagerly traveled from the U.K. to the vast desert of northwestern Utah for some of the world's most...


Highlight: Program Offers Holistic Recovery Tools to Soldiers with TBI

Brain injuries don't happen in isolation. They're often accompanied by chronic pain, or long-impacting injuries, or behavioral health concerns like post-traumatic stress. After all, whatever caused the brain injury...


Highlight: AF Stands Up Nuclear Command, Control, Communications Center

Air Force Global Strike Command stood up a new organization to oversee the Air Force’s nuclear command, control and communications systems in an activation ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana...


Highlight: Highlight: Phase 2 Zika Vaccine Trial Begins in U.S., Central, and South America

Vaccinations have begun in a multi-site Phase 2/2b clinical trial testing an experimental DNA vaccine designed to protect against disease caused by Zika infection. The vaccine was...


Highlight: Surgeons Perform AF’s First Robotic Surgery

Members of the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron performed the Air Force’s first robotic surgery at the Keesler Medical Center here March 28, 2017. Maj. Lauren Buck, an 81st MSGS general surgeon, and her...


Highlight: MCAA - Marine Aviators Make History

The Marine Corps Aviation Association awards is a competition where squadrons and individual Marines equally strive to win top honors in one of 29 aviation categories, which has been presented annually since...


Highlight: Next Generation Coatings Booth Poised to Save Air Force Millions in Energy

"It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come. The Air Force Research...


Highlight: Soldiers to Receive Lighter Combat Helmet

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials. The Advanced Combat Helmet Generation...


Highlight: 3-D Printing Saves the Navy Time and Money

The U.S. Navy put its 3-D printing talents on display at a 3-D Print-a-Thon at the Pentagon, March 15, 2017. Twenty naval organizations from across the Naval Research and Development establishment...


Highlight: Army’s Trauma Innovations are Saving Lives on the Battlefield

Hemorrhaging is responsible for more than ninety percent of potentially survivable battlefield deaths with many patients losing blood before they reach medical facilities. Trauma innovations are closing that gap...


Highlight: DoD Campaign Guides Military Community on Use of Supplements

Dietary supplements can play an important role in helping military members, retirees, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians and their family members achieve physical fitness and optimum health.However, some of these....


Highlight: Navy Chemists Develop Lightweight Transparent Armor

Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in most bullet-resistant glass, while...


Highlight: Collaboration, Partnership Key to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

The open wounds of battlefield injuries are easy entry points for infectious pathogens. When infections occur, military medicine counters with antimicrobials. However, the use of so many drugs can lead to a buildup of resistance...


Highlight: Army Demonstrates Integration of Laser Weapon on Combat Vehicle

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser focused on the future of high energy lasers. Members of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical...


Highlight: Think Ahead: Observing Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month is throughout the month of March and is designed to draw awareness to the impact traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have on warfighters...


Highlight: National Guard Called Out as Winter Storm Pummels Northeast

A winter storm dumped up to two feet of snow Tuesday in portions of Pennsylvania and New York and bore down on New England with gale-force winds as four mid-Atlantic governors declared states of emergency...


Highlight: Navy Aims to Protect Warfighters & Stop Malaria’s Effect on Global Health

The Department of Defense has been working on malaria vaccines for decades. Researchers at the Naval Medical Research Center’s Malaria Vaccine Department are working to lessen the disease’s impact on...


Highlight: CDC Identifies Potential Risk of Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach Counties

CDC has identified a potential risk of Zika virus transmission starting on June, 15, 2016, to present in Miami-Dade County, Florida, that also could affect risk for residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties...


Highlight: These K-9s Keep Our Dignitaries, Fallen Warriors Safe

We've all seen photos and videos of service members wearing those giant puffy suits getting chased down by military working dogs, right? I was offered a chance to take a turn in that suit. At first, I was pumped to do it. But...


Highlight: Military Medicine Promotes Global Health Security with Partner Nations in West Africa

The word health resonates across borders and cultures. That lesson was made clear during a recent trip by Military Health System leaders to three African nations, underscoring the enduring commitment of the...


Highlight: AF Begins Migrating Email to Cloud-Based System in 2017

Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLMC) and Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) partnered with industry under the Collaboration Pathfinder project to test the Air Force’s ability to outsource collaborative tools...


Highlight: Pacom Deploys Defensive Anti-Missile System to Korean Peninsula

U.S. Pacific Command has deployed the first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, to South Korea, implementing the U.S.-South Korean alliance’s July 2016 decision to bring...


Highlight: Unit Beefs Up Tanks with 'Reactive' Armor

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank. The crews, who are...


Highlight: Walter Reed Makes New Leadless Pacemaker Innovation Available to Military Patients

Heart surgeons at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are giving patients a chance to live longer with a newly approved device that’s keeping their hearts beating. Doctors there are implementing use of...


Highlight: Technology Helps New York National Guard Prepare for Chemical and Radiological Threats

Military teams trained to detect, identify and stop various threats are helping local responders keep the country safe. The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Team, or CBRN, are specialized teams...


Highlight: Are Your Running Shoes Spying on You?

Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber...


Highlight: Navy Researchers on the Path to Keeping Ice Off Aircraft

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) think they are on the path to giving aircraft a way to avoid potentially hazardous icing conditions from a safe distance. Accumulating ice on aircraft in the air is the result of a...


Highlight: Soldiers Brave Frostbite, Injury at Alaska Training Center

In minus 30 and minus 40 degrees, temperatures common in Alaska, frostbite can develop in just minutes. "I've never treated a cold-weather injury in my life until I came here," said Sgt. Eric Martin, a medic at the...


Highlight: Team Tests Ground Equipment Concept Demonstrator Here

A team working with the 412th Logistics Test Squadron recently completed tests on an all-electric aircraft power supply unit here. Called the Hybrid Electric Flight Line Cart Technology Pathfinder, this unit was the first...


Highlight: A Joint Approach to Field Sanitation

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines gathered to take part in a week-long Field Sanitation Team Training (FSTT) course at Camp Lemonnier, Feb. 13-17, 2017. The concept of the field sanitation team was first established...


Highlight: Navy Researchers Team with International Space Station for Data Collection

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are conducting two of 13 experiments on a Department of Defense Space Test Program mission that launched Feb. 19. The launch took place at Cape Canaveral...


Highlight: Robotic Arm Tool Poised to Save Costly Inspection Time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort. AFRL researchers recently traveled to Hill Air Force Base...


Highlight: Preventive Medicine Unit Hosts Outbreak Investigation Workshop during CP-17

Sailors from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 2 hosted an outbreak investigation workshop, Feb. 8, as part of Continuing Promise 2017's...


Highlight: Marines and Soldiers Train with RFID

Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, joined with soldiers from the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, to test in-transit visibility...


Highlight: Naval Research Lab Works to Put a Stop to Pandemic Disease

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are studying how to stop the spread of pandemic disease and infection. Using network science and numerous mathematical computations, the study observes...


Highlight: Army on Track to Meet 2025 Data Center Reduction Goal

The Army has reduced the number of data centers across the force by about 38 percent and has, in one area, already exceeded a reduction goal set by the Office of Management and Budget. In December, then Army Secretary...


Highlight: Self-Developed Intelligence Program Strengthens Coalition Fight Against ISIL

As the air war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant expands, so does the amount of data and information collected: swathes of terrain, patterns of life, historical data and real-time discovery. Adapting to the speed of war...


Highlight: Army Burn Flight Team Travels Thousands of Miles to Save Lives

The Army burn flight team has transported patients twice from Singapore back to the Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. For the team, both flights were...


Highlight: Specialized Robots Have Vital Role in Hostage Training

The Air Force’s 27th Special Operations Wing is programming scenarios into robots to allow airmen to practice their responses to real-life intense moments, like hostage situations. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians...


Highlight: Defenders Fortify Skills with New Virtual Training System

What does it mean to be a defender? It means having the courage to put others safety before their own, being uncertain of the outcome but choosing to stand up and fight regardless. That is why Security Forces...


Highlight: Into the Chaos: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marines Conduct Live-Fire Training

Clothed in heavy reflective suits and protective gear, aircraft rescue and firefighting specialists assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 271...


Highlight: Standardization Evaluators Put Air Defense Soldiers to the Test

In a hardened tent with an almost endless display of monitors, maps and heads up displays, a team of specialists, a sergeant and a lieutenant run their battalion's operations. As the sun disappears from the horizon...


Highlight: Army Researchers Partner with Marines to Leverage 3-D Printing Techniques

For Marine Corps aviators, hydraulics are critical part of performing all the heavy lifting required during aircraft operations. Marine Cpl. Habtamu...


Highlight: Marines Invest in New System to Purify Water on the Go

The Marine Corps is investing in a next-generation water purification system that will allow individual Marines to get safe, drinkable water straight from the source...


Highlight: Weapon System Moves Reserve Gunners to the Safety of the Backseat

"Riding shotgun" in the Army Reserve is moving to the backseat and gunners could be better off because of it. Traditionally, the gunner sits in the vehicle's turret during...


Highlight: DoD’s ‘Organ-on-a-Chip’ Innovation Wins Big

These days, we want everything smaller. From cell phones to computers, the trend is to get as mobile and pocket-sized as possible. That trend isn’t just for our digital gadgets; scientists are also aiming...


Highlight: NCIC Turns 50 - Centralized Database Continues to Prove its Value in Fighting Crime

Last month, a Tennessee state trooper arrested an Illinois man wanted for questioning in a Kentucky murder. The FBI’s National Crime Information Center, or NCIC, had a key assist...


Highlight: A Tiny Device Could Save Precious Moments During Combat Traumas

The ability to measure the body’s capacity to compensate for blood loss –also known as the compensatory reserve– has been the focus of researchers at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR)...


Highlight: With Unified Challenge, TRADOC Shapes Future Army

Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of the game-based...


Highlight: US Navy Synthetically Recreates Biomaterial to Assist Military Personnel

A team of U.S. Navy scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) have successfully recreated a natural material...


Highlight: Wellness Assessment at USASMA Reveals Common Problem: Not Enough Sleep

When representatives from the Executive Wellness Center assessed Class 67 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently, they found themselves...


Highlight: Researchers Pursue Innovative Ways to Solve Veterans’ Vision Problems

Veterans are at higher risk of eye disease than the average U.S. person. The most common eye problems veterans get are cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and damage...


Highlight: USFF Announces Approval of Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) Coverall

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) announced the authorization of the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) coverall as an approved fleet...


Highlight: Social Media Offers Tools to Improve Mental Health, Reduce Suicide

The Defense Department makes the total fitness of service members a top priority, and that includes mental health and suicide prevention. Military suicide is the culmination of complex interactions among...


Highlight: Airmen Deliver Aid to Refugees in Northern Iraq

Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid here Jan. 13 while also conducting a multifaceted training mission; the aid is bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq. “From a big picture stand point...


Highlight: Military Researchers Work to Keep Sand From Ruining Equipment

Tiny grains of sand can wreak havoc on military engines performing vital operations in the field. As much as one-third of the 8,000 engines in the field are affected by...


Highlight: U.S. Armored Brigade’s Deployment to Poland 'Significant'

The recent arrival in Poland of the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “marks a significant moment...


Highlight: Army Scientists use Fluorescent Gels to Study Blast Pressure on the Brain

Army researchers are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain to discover technology solutions to protect Soldiers. Scientists at the Army Research Lab...


Highlight: Army Engineers, Coast Guard Partner to Chart U.S. Water Navigation’s Future

In Kentucky’s largest city, the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are pioneering the future of riverine, intracoastal and coastal navigation in the United States. Louisville is now host to the Ohio River Enhanced...


Highlight: New Study Helps Map Out Road Ahead for U.S. Electricity System

On Friday, January 6, the Obama Administration released the second installment of the interagency Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), “Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System”. The new report focuses on...


Highlight: Highlight: Networks of the Sea Enter Next Stage

DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity ...


Highlight: 3-D Printed Drones Fly High for Army Researchers

Soldiers witnessed the innovation of Army researchers recently during flight testing of 3-D printed unmanned aircraft systems that were created on-demand for specific missions...


Highlight: PACOM Marks 70 Years of Protecting, Defending the US

U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), America's largest and oldest unified combatant command, turned 70 on Jan. 1, 2017. Since 1947, PACOM sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen and Coast Guardsmen have stood watch...


Highlight: MACS-4 Marines Train to Employ Expeditionary Runways

U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4 Detachment Bravo, Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team, conducted aircraft landing zone training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 21, 2016...


Highlight: Lightening the Load for Warfighters All Comes Down to Research

How fast can you run 50 yards? Now, add an 80 pound backpack and how fast can you run that same distance? Probably not quite as fast. If you’re a warfighter, running across open ground in battle, adding just one second to your time could...


Highlight: Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Pay Respects at Pearl Harbor

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met yesterday at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to pay their respects to the victims and honor the survivors of the attack 75 years...


Highlight: U.S. Marines in Bulgaria conclude Exercise Platinum Lion

U.S. Marines completed Exercise Platinum Lion 17.1, conducting multiple training operations alongside eight partner nations from the Black Sea and Caucasus regions in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria...


Highlight: Civil Affairs Soldiers Aid Animal Health

U.S. Army Civil Affairs personnel teamed up with the International Development and Relief Board (IDRB) to produce a series of educational videos on the subject of animal health in a village near Tadjourah...


Highlight: DARPA Provides Groundbreaking Bionic Arms to Walter Reed

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making available to military amputees the first production versions of a groundbreaking upper-limb prosthesis, according to a DARPA press release. Dr. Justin Sanchez, director of...


Highlight: Low Landslide Risk After Tragic Smokies Fires

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and nearby communities are at low risk of a mudslide or landslide after recent fires, according to the USGS' first-ever hazard assessment for an Eastern forest fire. In the midst of a hard holiday season for the...


Highlight: Largest Military Solar Energy Project in Northeast Breaks Ground on JB MDL

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) -- Miranda A.A. Ballentine, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, and Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff, the adjutant general of New Jersey, helped...


Highlight: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy

Today, in order to ready the United States for a future in which artificial intelligence (AI) plays a growing role, the White House released a report on Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy. This report follows up on the Administration’s...


Highlight: AFCENT Helps Deployed Airmen Reach for Their Dreams

Deployed Airmen often miss opportunities afforded to those back home; but personnel specialists at Air Forces Central Command headquarters here ensured deployed enlisted Airmen did not miss one opportunity – to pursue their ambitions...


Highlight: Underwater Radio, Anyone?

Here’s something easy to forget when you are chatting on your cell phone or flipping channels on your smart TV: although wireless communication seems nothing short of magic, it is a brilliant, reality-anchored application of physics and engineering in which...


Highlight: New Graphene-Based System Could Help Us ‘See’ Electrical Signaling in Heart and Nerve Cells

Scientists have enlisted the exotic properties of graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, to function like the film of an incredibly sensitive camera system in visually mapping tiny electric fields in a liquid...


Highlight: New Enforcement Effort Targets Dangerous Electronics

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – with support from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – have launched an initiative targeting the illegal importation and distribution...


Highlight: Government 'Trade-Ins' Help Corps Modernize Gear for Fleet

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia -- Marine Corps Systems Command’s Combat Support Systems is exploring ways to get Marines the equipment they need faster and at no additional cost. The command implemented the...


Highlight: Sawdust Reinvented Into Super Sponge for Oil Spills

SEQUIM, Wash. – Lowly sawdust, the sawmill waste that's sometimes tossed onto home garage floors to soak up oil spilled by amateur mechanics, could receive some new-found respect thanks to science. Researchers at the Department of Energy's...


Highlight: Engineering a Strong Partnership in Uganda

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa partnered with Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers during training, Oct. 7- Dec. 11, 2016...


Highlight: OFFSET Envisions Swarm Capabilities for Small Urban Ground Units

Urban canyons—with their high vertical structures, tight spaces, and limited lines of sight—constrain military communications, mobility, and tactics in the best of times. These challenges become even more daunting when U.S. forces are in...


Highlight: DoD Utilizes One Health Principles to Predict, Mitigate Disease Outbreaks

One Health is the principle that the health of humans, plants, animals and the environment are interconnected. At this interface is a significant opportunity to prevent and mitigate public health crises. Although not new, this concept has...


Highlight: Pacom Chief Salutes Japanese-American World War II Vets

HONOLULU, Dec. 6, 2016 — Japanese-Americans served and fought valiantly for the United States during World War II, demonstrating bravery and loyalty in the face of hostility and discrimination, shaping the nation we live in today, according to...


Highlight: Behind the Gas Mask: CBRN Marines Go Back to Roots of MOS Training

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina -- Heavy, sand-colored protective suits made the pair of Marines appear as desert astronauts while they trekked along a beaten cement airstrip. Loud gushes of oxygen...


Highlight: Air Force’s First Robotic Surgery Training Course Established at Keesler

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- At Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today...


Highlight: Top Official Describes DARPA Real-Time Space Awareness Efforts

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has transferred to the Air Force ownership of a revolutionary space surveillance telescope, and the agency is working on other real-time technologies to improve...


Highlight: This Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One

Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy -- some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009...


Highlight: DARPA Enlists Insects to Protect Agricultural Food Supply and Commodity Crops

It may not be obvious to humans, but the life of a plant is full of peril. Viruses, pests, fungi, herbicides, drought, pollution, salinity, flooding, and frost—the plants that we depend on for food, clean air, and materials are challenged by myriad threats...


Highlight: DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm

A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interface system connected to a robotic arm...


Highlight: Barnacle Busting: ONR-Sponsored Research Targets Ship Biofouling

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Individually, tiny barnacles pose little threat to hulking U.S. Navy ships. But when clustered in thick clumps on a vessel's hull -- a natural occurrence called biofouling -- these sticky crustaceans can slow the ship...


Highlight: Here are the Details on the New Combat Tourniquet

FORT DETRICK, MD -- Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field, though both have...


Highlight: Flexible Batteries: Evolving Energy for the ‘New’ Reality

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- It’s a $7 million research industry today, expected to be worth $400 million by 2025. For researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate...


Highlight: Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Assesses Hurricane Matthew Damage in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, flew over Haiti Oct. 9, to asses damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The amphibious transport docking ship USS Mesa Verde...


Highlight: Defense Innovation Board Makes Interim Recommendations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2016 — During the first meeting of the new Defense Innovation Board today at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and board members discussed 11 interim recommendations the board offered to DoD for consideration...


Highlight: Military Labs Developing World-Class Tech for Conflicts Tomorrow

World-class scientists and engineers at military laboratories have been creating cutting-edge technologies for warfighters for nearly 100 years. At a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities...


Highlight: Improvised Threats Organization Becomes Part of Defense Threat Reduction Agency

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 — On Sept. 30 the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, originally a task force known as the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, became part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency...


Highlight: Energy Action Month 2016 Reinforces Navy's Energy Resiliency

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Through a presidential proclamation, October has been designated as Energy Action Month to stress the importance of energy for our nation's economic vitality today and for a sustainable future. The Department of Navy's...


Highlight: Illinois Army Guard Soldier's Invention Adopted Army-Wide, Reduces Equipment Repair Costs While Increasing Soldier Safety

A Soldier with the Illinois Army National Guard has invented a device that improves Soldier safety and equipment longevity while repairing light howitzers that has recently been adopted Army-wide. "I am shocked that the Army is going to adopt...


Highlight: 'What Did You Say?' Hearing Loss and Brain Injuries

It’s no surprise that some symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) include headaches and memory problems. But hearing loss may also accompany a TBI, either because the injury damages the ear or because there is damage to the part of...


Highlight: Cyber Diplomacy: Building Transparency, Confidence, and Stability in Cyberspace

A few years ago, some bad guys used tens of thousands of compromised computers located around the world to launch a cyberattack aimed at taking a number of U.S. banks offline. Of course, the U.S. Government and the victims used...


Highlight: USAMRMC Partnering to Open New Avenues of Opportunity

As tactical warfare has evolved, so have the ways to treat injuries and casualties in the field, calling for a mix of science and technology, practices and techniques, and lessons learned, all with an eye to the future. The injuries service members...


Highlight: DoD Highlights Importance of National Preparedness Month

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 — As part of September's National Preparedness Month, a top Defense Department official today stressed the importance of individuals and installations being ready for disasters, saying it strengthens collective security...


Highlight: "Sixth Sense" May Be More Than Just a Feeling

With the help of two young patients with a unique neurological disorder, an initial study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that a gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense”...


Highlight: Nanotechnology May Revolutionize Future Engines

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- At the Army Research Laboratory, scientists are on the hunt for nanomaterials that could improve engine technology in a big way. "What we're seeing is a revolutionary property arising in a class of materials...


Highlight: A Camera That Can See Unlike Any Imager Before It

Picture a sensor pixel about the size of a red blood cell. Now envision a million of these pixels—a megapixel’s worth—in an array that covers a thumbnail. Take one more mental trip: dive down onto the surface of the semiconductor hosting all...


Highlight: Film and Gaming Technology Joins Forces with Military Science

When film and gaming technology joins forces with military science, amazing things happen. Bryon J. Young, executive director for the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground and Patty Fox, chief of ACC-APG's Research...


Highlight: Why Some Emerging Infectious Diseases Cause Epidemics

Forty years ago, a patient exhibiting symptoms believed to be from malaria sought treatment in a small village in the Republic of the Congo in Africa. Later, it was determined this patient didn’t suffer from malaria, but from a virus that would cause...


Highlight: Army Researchers Work to Rapidly Identify Biological Threats in Food, Water

Imagine several Soldiers suddenly become severely ill after eating breakfast. If there is a toxin, virus, or deadly bacteria in the food or water supply, then it needs to be identified fast! Researchers at ECBC are working on a system today that will...


Highlight: Setting a Safe Course for Gene Editing Research

A new DARPA program could help unlock the potential of advanced gene editing technologies by developing a set of tools to address potential risks of this rapidly advancing field. The Safe Genes program envisions addressing key...


Highlight: Lab Showcases Futuristic Resupply Vehicle

The commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command met with Army Research Laboratory officials Sept. 8, 2016, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Acting ARL Director Dr. Philip Perconti briefed...


Highlight: Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions

A car accident. A football tackle. An unfortunate fall. These things—and more—can cause head injuries. Head injuries can happen to anyone, at any age, and they can damage the brain. Here’s how damage can happen: A sudden movement...


Highlight: Navy Surgeon General Emphasizes Importance of Research to Warfighter Survivability

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, the Navy's surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) to meet with the scientists whose research helps improve warfighter health, readiness...


Highlight: September is National Preparedness Month

Americans are encouraged to prepare and plan for natural and man-made disasters this September as the Federal Emergency Management Agency celebrates National Preparedness Month and kicks off the America’s PrepareAthon! campaign...


Highlight: 2nd LAAD Marines Shoot Straight During Weapon Systems Training

There is a brief moment of still silence, followed by the crack of the first round leaving the barrel traveling towards its target. Following the first round, the atmosphere erupts with loud bursts from five M-240 Bravo machine guns as Marines with...


Highlight: HHS Awards $19.8 Million to Japanese Company to Accelerate Development of a Zika Vaccine

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will provide an initial $19.8 million over the next 18 months to Takeda Vaccines, Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, a subsidiary...


Highlight: New Cooling Method for Supercomputers to Save Millions of Gallons of Water

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In different parts of the country, people discuss gray-water recycling and rainwater capture to minimize the millions of gallons of groundwater required to cool large data centers. But the simple answer in many...


Highlight: Army Launches Rapid Capabilities Office

WASHINGTON -- The Army has created a Rapid Capabilities Office to expedite critical technologies to the field in an effort to counter urgent and emerging threats. The new office will conduct rapid materiel development and delivery...


Highlight: 3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2016 -- A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest...


Highlight: Soldiers’ Donated Blood Accompanies Their Units to Deployment Sites

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The North Fort Hood Mobilization Center is helping mobilizing service members protect their health and safety during deployments through a new, ongoing program. Staff from Fort Hood’s Robertson Blood Center coordinated...


Highlight: F-35 Surges Forward with Record-Breaking Weapons Tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force here recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge. Historically, WDAs take place once a month given the...


Highlight: Army Explores Using Cyber Teams to Aid Maneuver Commanders

A pilot program known as Cyber Support to Corps and Below, or CSCB, is now providing some maneuver commanders with an improved situational awareness of the information environment and tools to shape...


Highlight: NRL Demonstrates New Fiber Laser Sensor Technology for Structural Health Monitoring Systems

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Optical Sciences Division, in collaboration with the laboratory’s Material Science Division, for the first time have demonstrated successful detection of acoustic emission...


Highlight: Army Surgeon General Predicts New Tourniquet Will Save Many Lives

Hemorrhage control is the No. 1 thing you can do to save lives on the battlefield, according to Army Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. "Stop the bleeding as soon as you can, and stop it as much as you can," said West, who serves...


Highlight: Bold Alligator Provides Platform to Test New Warfighting Concepts

Bold Alligator is widely known as the largest joint, multi-national amphibious assault exercise series on the East Coast. However, a lesser-known aspect of the series includes limited objective experimentation to expose...


Highlight: Clinical, Virtual Pathways Likely the New Future of TBI Care

Following a lengthy session on TBI at the 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium, SSG Forest Whiting laid bare the Army's funding approach in clear, plain language. "We're looking for potential," said Whiting, currently aligned...


Highlight: Down to the Wire: ONR Researchers, New Bacteria

Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair...


Highlight: Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects—one team led by...


Highlight: NSF Wants Engineering Researchers to Bend Rules of Classical Physics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18 million to nine teams of engineering-led, interdisciplinary researchers to break the conventional ways in which light...


Highlight: Working Together to Develop New Radar Products

The Defense Department has released an update of procedures, first published in 1982, that govern the conduct of DoD intelligence activities. While many of their neighbors were thinking of the sun, beaches, and waters of Long Island...


Highlight: A.I. Could Be a Firefighter's 'Guardian Angel'

Firefighters have only their wits and five senses to rely on inside a burning building. But research developed in part by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, may change that, introducing artificial intelligence (AI) that could...


Highlight: DoD Releases Update of Manual Governing Defense Intelligence Activities

The Defense Department has released an update of procedures, first published in 1982, that govern the conduct of DoD intelligence activities. DoD Manual 5240.01, “Procedures Governing the Conduct of DoD Intelligence Activities,” is put...


Highlight: Army’s ‘Mad Scientist’ Initiative Looks at Future Differently

The commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. David G. Perkins, challenged military, industry and academic leaders attending the Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University here to think differently about...


Highlight: Omega-3 Study Aims to Give Soldiers a Cognitive Advantage

Second lieutenants entering the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Benning can now participate in a study that will determine if omega-3 supplementation improves cognitive processes in high-performing warfighters...


Highlight: DARPA: Autonomous Bug-Hunting Bots Will Lead to Improved Cybersecurity

This week, seven teams whose cyber reasoning bots played in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge proved that machines by themselves could find and fix software safety problems in a simplified...


Highlight: Obama: Zika Poses Significant Threat, Public Should Take Precautions

The Zika virus is posing a significant threat to the American people, especially babies, and the nation should take precautions against its spread, President Barack Obama said today at the Pentagon. "As our public health experts have been...


Highlight: Scientists Use Neural Stimulation to Calm Soldiers' Twitchy Trigger Finger

One of a Soldier's most fundamental and valued skills is the ability to shoot a weapon accurately. In order to do that, several sub-skills are required, including trigger control -- the ability to smoothly squeeze the trigger, causing the weapon...


Highlight: Tapping Crowd-Sourced Data Unearths a Trove of Depression Genes

Scientists have discovered 15 genome sites — the first ever — linked to depression in people of European ancestry. Many of these regions of depression-linked genetic variation turn out to be involved in regulating gene expression and the birth...


Highlight: Army Releases Disaster Response Video Game

A new Army video game is taking soldiers into the heart of foreign disaster zones and delivering real-world training from their laptop or tablet. A joint task force — including U.S. Army South, the Army Research Laboratory, the office of...


Highlight: CBIRF Marines Sharpen Skills at Home

Maintaining a high state of readiness is a top priority for the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, whose mission could send them across the globe within a moment’s notice to support chemical, biological, radiological...


Highlight: Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer

The once-ribbing term “four-eyes” now secures a coolness factor, thanks to a team of Navy engineers who have developed a high-resolution, see-through, heads-up display embedded directly inside a KM-37 Navy dive helmet to keep its users...


Highlight: Countering the Cyber Threat

Earlier this year, the Obama Administration—in recognition of the growing cyber threat from criminals, terrorists, and others who wish to do us harm—released its Cybersecurity National Action Plan. One aspect of this multi-layered plan was...


Highlight: USAFSAM to Study Potential Transfer of Novel Viruses via Bed Bugs

The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine recently signed a limited-purpose Material Transfer Agreement Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (MTA-CRADA) with the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio...


Highlight: Autonomous System Protects Airfield

As children, people have watched movies or dreamt of a world where robots would one day help humans with daily tasks, such as driving or walking the dog. And though the world is still catching up the stories of futuristic science fiction, soldiers...


Highlight: Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives

Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the maritime landscape can be vast and unforgiving, presenting extremes in temperature, depth, and hazards. But the Naval team of physicists, engineers, researchers and developers...


Highlight: Counter-IED Training at Eastern Accord 2016

Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa taught Dutch, Tanzanian and Ugandan military leaders on counter-improvised explosive device operations during Eastern Accord 2016, July 14, 2016, at the Tanzanian...


Highlight: National Intrepid Center Zeroes in on Traumatic Brain Injury

Defense Medical Surveillance System and Theater Medical Data figures show that more than 339,000 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury since 2000. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are a contributing factor...


Highlight: "Dream Team" Chosen to Study Basic Science of Nuclear Waste

A more thorough understanding of the chemistry of radioactive waste is key to treating this unwanted byproduct of winning World War II and the Cold War. To accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy...


Highlight: Airman Links Deployed Operators to Human Performance Experts

Many scientists and engineers go directly from school to laboratories and do not get the opportunity to work side by side with customers who use the products they create. For a behavioral scientist in the 711th Human Performance Wing...


Highlight: DoD Experts Tell Congress Nuclear Modernization Efforts ‘Crucial’

Modernization and sustainment across the nuclear triad are essential to maintaining national and allied security, three Defense Department experts told Congress. DoD witnesses Robert Scher, assistant secretary of defense for strategy...


Highlight: Army Researchers, Sanofi Pasteur to Co-Develop Zika Virus Vaccine

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the vaccines division of Sanofi Pasteur have agreed to co-develop a Zika virus vaccine based on initial work by WRAIR scientists and collaborators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston...


Highlight: More Military Bases Join ‘Sentinel Landscapes’ for Readiness Enhancement

Numerous military installations have joined the Sentinel Landscapes partnership to maintain military readiness while preserving local agriculture, natural resources and wildlife habitat, Defense Department officials announced...


Highlight: Scientists Find Evidence for Climate Change in Satellite Cloud Record

Scientists have found that changes in cloud patterns during the last three decades match those predicted by climate model simulations. These cloud changes are likely to have had a warming effect on the planet...


Highlight: International Court to Rule on Maritime Dispute in the South China Sea

An international arbitral tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands will soon rule on the interpretation of international law governing maritime claims in the South China Sea, and American officials urged China to accept the court’s ruling...


Highlight: USS Makin Island Hosts Scientists to Sea

USS Makin Island (LHD 8) hosted 12 members of Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet’s Scientists to Sea program. The Scientists to Sea program aims to give a greater understanding of shipboard system employment and requirements to the...


Highlight: USAFSAM Working to Help Battlefield Airmen Beat the Heat

Of all the threats facing Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn't typically come to mind. However, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures...


Highlight: OrbitOutlook Integrates Largest and Most Diverse Network of Space Sensors Ever to Help Avoid Collisions in Space

New data-gathering network aims to vastly improve the capability of the U.S. military and the global space community to make decisions about potentially hazardous space objects in near real time...


Highlight: Great Green Fleet arrives at Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC

The USS John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii June 28 and 29 to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. JCSSG, also known as the Navy’s first Great Green Fleet (GGF) strike group...


Highlight: Human Performance Optimizes the Future Force

"For both professional football players and professional Soldiers, performance matters," said Lt. Col. Gregory Burbelo, human dimension lead and executive officer for the Maneuver Center of Excellence Directorate of Training and Doctrine...


Highlight: Lightning Lab: Recreating Nature’s Big Show for Research

Sandia National Laboratories creates lightning in a lab to evaluate how anything from sensitive nuclear weapons components to entire buildings will hold up against the worst that nature might throw at them. “Sandia’s primary mission...


Highlight: PTSD Awareness Leads To Positive Treatment

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time. Air Force Maj. Joel Foster, Chief...


Highlight: Massive Detrick Solar Array Only Fraction of Army’s Renewable Energy Capacity

A 59,994-panel solar array, spread over 67 acres of Army land that’s been leased to a private developer, provides 15 megawatts of electricity, or 12 percent of the power used by this central-Maryland Army base. Fort Detrick, about 50 miles...


Highlight: Walter Reed Scientists Test Zika Vaccine Candidate

As mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus spread illness to people across the Americas and beyond, scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are moving quickly, conducting preclinical research on a Zika vaccine candidate...


Highlight: Sandia Researchers Discover Mechanism for Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection

Viruses can’t live without us — literally. As obligate parasites, viruses need a host cell to survive and grow. Scientists are exploiting this characteristic by developing therapeutics that close off pathways necessary for...


Highlight: New Material has Potential to Cut Costs and Make Nuclear Fuel Recycling Cleaner

esearchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing. Conventional technologies to remove these radioactive gases operate...


Highlight: Verification of Nuclear Weapons in the Information Age

In the mid 1980’s President Reagan and Soviet Premier Gorbachev transformed how we verify treaties governing weapons of mass destruction. The Treaties being negotiated then  --  the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty...


Highlight: Carter Stresses Importance of Innovation to Warfighters

One theme of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s term in office has been ensuring the department gets warfighters what they need when they need it -- now and in the future. Carter told the Defense One Tech Summit at the Newseum that he...


Highlight: New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-fighting Drugs After Targeting Tumors

Doctors have a powerful arsenal of cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs to choose from, though a key challenge is to better target these drugs to kill tumors while limiting their potentially harmful side effects. Now, researchers at...


Highlight: LLNL Leads Test of NYC Subway Biodefense

Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) researchers took to the New York City subway system May 9-13 to study how a surrogate for a biological agent, such as anthrax, might disperse throughout the nation’s largest rapid transit...


Highlight: To Protect the Grid from Hackers, You Need to Break It

Today's electric grid increasingly uses “smart” devices that can be controlled remotely -- letting operators manage the grid better and more efficiently. But as the electric grid becomes smarter, it also becomes more vulnerable to hackers...


Highlight: Army Partners with MIT Lincoln Lab on Voice Analysis Program to Detect Brain Injury

Can the acoustics of someone's voice indicate if he or she has a brain injury? Researchers with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) are developing a computer algorithm to identify vocal...


Highlight: Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy

The solar industry is changing rapidly as it experiences unprecedented growth. Here are 6 facts that may surprise you about this increasingly popular source of power. Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth...


Highlight: Better Combustion for Power Generation

In the United States, the use of natural gas for electricity generation continues to grow. The driving forces behind this development? A boom in domestic natural gas production, historically low prices, and increased scrutiny over...


Highlight: New EM Plan Calls for Research, Technology to Help Fight Mercury Contamination

EM has released a new plan to address mercury contamination that advocates for research and technology development to resolve key technical uncertainties with the pollutant in environmental remediation, facility deactivation...


Highlight: USSTRATCOM Detects Attempted North Korean Missile Launch

U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) systems detected what we assess was a failed North Korean intermediate-range ballistic missile launch at 3:30 p.m. CDT, May 30, 2016, from Wonsan...


Highlight: “Kings of Battle” Unleash Their Spartan Fury

Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment’s, “Kings of Battles,” conducted live-fire sustainment training during Spartan Fury, an annual pre-deployment exercise, aboard the Schofield Range Facility on May 4th, 2016...


Highlight: Climate Hubs Help APHIS Adapt to Climate Change

All this month we will be taking a look at what a changing climate means to Agriculture. The ten regional USDA Climate Hubs were established to synthesize and translate climate science and research into easily understood products...


Highlight: Through a Glass, Warmly: Argonne Nanomaterials can Help Make Windows More Efficient

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory is using nanomaterials to improve the energy efficiency of existing single-pane windows in commercial and residential buildings...


Highlight: As Strikes Weaken ISIL, Work Remains, Air Component Commander Says

The U.S.-led coalition can strike Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant capabilities any time and anywhere while very deliberately cutting impact on civilians, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr....


Highlight: First Women Join Sandia Hiring Program for Combat-Injured Veterans

Two young women, one disabled by a mortar blast in Afghanistan and the other injured in several battles while helping women in Baghdad, are the first two women veterans in Sandia National Laboratories’ Wounded Warrior Career...


Highlight: Proactive Efforts by U.S. Federal Agencies Enable Early Detection of New Antibiotic Resistance

Just over a year ago, President Obama released a National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. As part of that plan, he also charged the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Agriculture (USDA)...


Highlight: Program will Train First Responders and Hazardous Waste Workers on Infectious Disease Safety

A training program will help approximately 35,000 first responders and workers, whose jobs may expose them to infectious diseases, protect themselves while also minimizing the spread of disease to others...


Highlight: Scientists Probe Traumatic Brain Injury Effects at Research Lab

Obscured beyond installation gates, an understated brown building here houses a state-of-the-art lab where a team of scientific researchers investigates “invisible war wounds” -- long- and short-term effects of blast-induced mild traumatic...


Highlight: Life on a Ballistic Missile Sub

Impressive is the only word I can come up with to describe my impressions of the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Georgia. I accompanied Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he visited sailor...


Highlight: Water-Energy Nexus New Focus of Berkeley Lab Research

Billions of gallons of water are used each day in the United States for energy production—for hydroelectric power generation, thermoelectric plant cooling, and countless other industrial processes, including oil and gas mining...


Highlight: Solar Walls, Strategic Installation Equals Free Energy

Tobyhanna will soon reap the benefit of free energy after the strategic installation of solar walls on seven buildings across the installation. The technology -- two-stage transpired solar walls -- uses ventilation fans to draw air through micro...


Highlight: Carter: Rebalance is About More Than Freedom of Navigation

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday that the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific is a "whole program of enhanced activities" intended to maintain peace and security in the region. "The rebalance is a lot more than freedom-of...


Highlight: 'Lead from Front,' Urges First Vietnamese-American U.S. General

Viet X. Luong aspired to join an elite South Vietnamese fighting unit when he was a young boy. He didn't succeed at doing that, but he did become a U.S. Soldier and he is now a brigadier general -- the first U.S. general officer of Vietnamese...


Highlight: New York Army National Guard EOD Experts Train With 'Bomb Squads'

The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the downed toy drone. Its camera gazed up and down as it examined the explosive device nearby, in a child's lunchbox tethered to the drone...


Highlight: Med Group Gears Up for Decon Training

You're shopping at the Base Exchange. All of a sudden patrons next to you begin passing out. Some sort of unseen chemical agent is floating in the air. You can't see or smell it, but you know something's up because you start to feel confused...


Highlight: Terrific Tech: BEMR, EMILY on Display at Sea-Air-Space

Robotic lifeguards used to rescue swimmers from peril. Futuristic technology that merges virtual and augmented realities seamlessly. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can autonomously swarm and overwhelm an enemy...


Highlight: No GPS? Listen to VLF Radio Signals to Find Way Home

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working now to develop a backup system to be used by service members in the event that access to the Global Positioning System, or GPS, is denied to them by adversaries..


Highlight: Cadaver Training Prepares Air Force Medics for Real World Encounters

The study of human anatomy has helped further medical science since the third century B.C. Often reserved for medical students or researchers, today, cadaver training is helping medical technicians build confidence and hone critical life-saving...


Highlight: TBI Patient Recovers With Help from a Canine Friend

When an occupational therapist at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) asked Jake Young to train a service dog as a form of therapy, the former Navy SEAL wasn’t exactly sold on the idea. “My first impression was they were just trying...


Highlight: ECBC Partners with Japanese Manufacturer to Test Explosive Destruction Technology

A team employees from ECBC’s Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) business unit, along with members of ECBC’s environmental and safety teams, are participating in the testing of the DAVINCHLITE..


Highlight: Gone With the Wind: Argonne Coating Shows Surprising Potential to Improve Reliability in Wind Power

Despite the rigors of scientific inquiry and the methodical approaches of the world's most talented researchers, sometimes science has a surprise in store. Such was the case when a group of researchers from...


Highlight: Work Joins Groundbreaking for Ballistic Missile Defense Site in Poland

At a groundbreaking ceremony here for an Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense site, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work emphasized the system is for the protection of NATO members and not directed at Russia. As American and Polish...


Highlight: Indiana Hosts Vibrant Response to Prepare Responders for Nuclear Bomb Detonation

Soldiers gathered here May 8-15 to kick off the second week of Vibrant Response 16, an annual exercise that prepares military and civilian emergency response personnel to react to a national emergency. Vibrant Response 16 tests the...


Highlight: Countering Terrorism: Inside the Mufid Elfgeeh Investigation

New York man was recently sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)—and an FBI investigation revealed that he was dangerously close to shifting...


Highlight: OIR Spokesman: Attacks in Baghdad Show ISIL Reverting to ‘Terrorist Roots’

“The recent rash of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacks in Baghdad that have killed hundreds of civilians likely reflects a shift in enemy tactics, Army Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent...


Highlight: Pursuing Grid Flexibility, Avoiding Grid Lock

Distributed energy resources (DERs), like renewable solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems, are part of the answer to a more diversified power supply. When brought together, these resources can provide the necessary supply flexibility to help...


Highlight: HHS Pursues Development of Single Dose Nasal Spray Anthrax Vaccine

For the first time, one of the nation’s Centers for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) will support development of a second-generation anthrax vaccine under a task order issued by the U.S. Department of Health...


Highlight: GPS Registers Most Accurate Signal Yet

On April 25, the Air Force’s GPS registered its most accurate signal yet, according to the Aerospace Corporation, which has been monitoring the data since 2002. Using the numbers from a network of NASA-owned, Jet Propulsion Laboratory...


Highlight: Congested Airspace Likely Challenge in Future Fight

By 2025, airspace over future battlefields will be extremely congested, as well as dangerous. That's one of several significant outcomes that came out of experiments conducted recently, said Col. Wayne Grieme. Grieme, division chief...


Highlight: NRL Invokes Cost Effective Approach to Improve Joint ISR Missions

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Radar Division has teamed with San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) to integrate maritime mode inverse synthetic aperture radar (maritime-ISAR) imaging...


Highlight: Solving the Biomass Puzzle

Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory hope to develop the...


Highlight: Sniffing Out Danger from Above

“NNSA’s efforts to prevent, counter, and respond to the dangers of nuclear proliferation and terrorism are vital to U.S. national security. Terrorist attacks in the past year in Europe and the United States have highlighted the evolving and...


Highlight: Storm Trackers: In the Eye of Tropical Weather Risk Reduction

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” This popular maxim is how Eric Salna explains the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University’s (FIU) hurricane research and disaster risk reduction efforts. Strengthening the...


Highlight: WSU Mechanical Engineering Students Unveil Their Solutions to Help PNNL Researchers with Nonproliferation and International Safeguards Work

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has partnered with Washington State University students for the past seven years to develop new instruments, tools, and methods to support nonproliferation...


Highlight: Having Good Mental Health is Essential to Readiness

The nature of the mission and duties of a service member can bring a considerable amount of stress. From meeting the expectations of fellow soldiers and command to being a good parent or dealing with financial worries, the...


Highlight: LLNL Biodetection System Bound for Space

A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space. The Lawrence Livermore...


Highlight: Army Scientists Synthesize High-Performing Energetic Material

Army scientists are on the trail of new high-performing energetic materials. Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently synthesized a new material called bis-isoxazole tetranitrate, or BITN, with potential applications in...


Highlight: New DoD Mobile App Helps Diffuse Nightmares for Better Sleep

Being ambushed in a firefight but can’t escape to safety. Being chased and can’t find safe shelter. Flying through the air after an explosion flips your vehicle. From reliving our worst experiences to playing on our deepest fears, bad dreams...


Highlight: 59th MDW ECMO Team: Delivering Life Saving Medical Care Across the Globe

The nature of military operations dictates the need for immediate, professional health care, available globally at a moment’s notice. Sometimes that needed care is more extreme, and the 59th Medical Wing’s Extracorporeal Membrane...


Highlight: Train Local, Fight Global: Simulated Training Gives Edge to Marines

Two Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members approached a table covered in gear, weapons and laptops, grinning from ear to ear. One of them began to speak to the contractor standing at the table. The other pulled out a cell phone...


Highlight: Microgrids: Macro Benefits for our Navy Bases

In May 2014, Secretary Ray Mabus stood up the Renewable Energy Program Office (REPO) to help the Department of the Navy (DON) bring 1 gigawatt of renewable energy into procurement by the end of 2015. By identifying and executing...


Highlight: Marine Corps Teams with Sandia on Microgrids and Renewable Energy Planning

The U.S. Marine Corps are the first boots on the ground in a crisis. On the front lines, they must be able to power up securely without plugging into utilities. They require nothing less than completely reliable and cost-effective energy...


Highlight: Integrating the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts

Biomass is a very versatile energy resource. While it can be converted to biofuel for vehicle use, it can also serve as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels in the manufacturing of plastics, fertilizers, lubricants, industrial chemicals, and many...


Highlight: Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Accelerate Integration of Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

As part of the Energy Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in available funding through an effort called...


Highlight: Gut Feeling: ONR Research Examines Link Between Stomach Bacteria, PTSD

Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even depression? Two researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research think that's...


Highlight: Army Research Institute Develops App for Acute Mountain Sickness

When Soldiers are suddenly hit with a wave of Acute Mountain Sickness while operating at high altitude, they might as well be considered casualties. For anyone, working with nausea, fatigue and a throbbing headache is nearly...


Highlight: Navy Expeditionary Mobile Trauma Team Demonstrates Capabilities

The Navy showcased the capabilities of Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) team 15 during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) April 17. TERSS teams consist of nine highly mobile trauma...


Highlight: Officials Cite Research as Key to Progress in PTSD, TBI Diagnosis, Treatment

While significant progress has been made in diagnosing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries from a decade and a half of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, challenges remain for the wounded and their families...


Highlight: FIST2FAC: The Future of Navy Combat Training?

Lookouts on the bridge of the USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) scanned the surrounding ocean. All seemed well-clear skies, peaceful waters, busy merchant ship traffic. Suddenly, a swarm of small fast-attack boats buzzed toward the...


Highlight: New Tools for Human-Machine Collaborative Design

Advanced materials are increasingly embodying counterintuitive properties, such as extreme strength and super lightness, while additive manufacturing and other new technologies are vastly improving the ability to fashion these novel materials...


Highlight: 3D-Printed Foam Outperforms Standard Materials

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance. Foams, also known as cellular...


Highlight: A Real-Life Bay Watch: NASA Helps Monitor LA Coastline

When a Los Angeles water treatment plant had to discharge treated water closer to shore than usual in the fall of 2015 due to repair work, NASA satellite observations helped scientists from the City of Los Angeles and local research ...


Highlight: Cleaning Up Hybrid Battery Electrodes Improves Capacity and Lifespan

Hybrid batteries that charge faster than conventional ones could have significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability when prepared with a gentle-sounding way of making electrodes. Called ion soft-landing, the high-precision...


Highlight: Advances in Extracting Uranium from Seawater Announced in Special Issue

The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium — enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. Major advances in this area were published...


Highlight: New AF Development Planning Effort Key to Third Offset

In 2030 and beyond, the Air Force will achieve air superiority with a networked family of capabilities that may include legacy systems like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, new concepts such as manned/unmanned teaming, and...


Highlight: U.S. Army Successfully Demonstrates Iron Dome Missile from New Interceptor Launch Platform

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Tamir missile from its newest launch platform on April 14, 2016. The missile successfully engaged and destroyed an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) target as part of an Engineering...


Highlight: Feds Dismantle One of Longest Underground Tunnels Ever Found Along California Border

Federal officials announced the results of an investigation that led to the discovery of what is believed to be one of California’s longest cross-border tunnels and the seizure of a record quantity of cocaine thought to have been...


Highlight: Printing the Future: 1st Maintenance Battalion Explores 3-D Printing Capabilities

The Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, demonstrated the potential of 3-D printing capabilities to the commanding generals and staff of I Marine Expeditionary Force...


Highlight: Lighting Up Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading disease. Despite vaccines and efforts to eradicate the pesky insects, they continue to infect humans with feared diseases like Zika virus, malaria, and West Nile virus. Gaining the upper hand...


Highlight: Success Here = Success There: New Equipment Allows Team Robins to Train Aircrews Better, Faster, Cheaper

Confusion, sweating, rapid breathing, nausea - symptoms that should be immediately addressed, not only when your body is on land but also in the air. And when you're an aircrew member flying downrange or training for a few...


Highlight: #SubOversight Examines Security of Bioresearch Labs

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing focusing on the need for stronger oversight of high-containment laboratories. “Sweeping improvements and policy changes only work if the...


Highlight: Mystery Solved: Traits Identified for Why Certain Chemicals Reach Toxic Levels in Food Webs

Researchers have figured out what makes certain chemicals accumulate to toxic levels in aquatic food webs. And, scientists have developed a screening technique to determine which chemicals pose the greatest risk...


Highlight: Unexpected Discovery Leads to a Better Battery

An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. The new battery could become a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative for storing...


Highlight: Second Wind Turbine Brings Tooele Army Depot Closer to Net Zero Energy

A second wind turbine now towers nearly 300 feet above the rugged landscape of Utah's Tooele Army Depot, part of a rapidly growing sustainable energy network constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District...


Highlight: In the Zone: Unity of Effort Combats Transnational Organized Criminal Networks

The Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy makes it clear that combating transnational organized criminal networks is a top priority, and that the service will continually seek new methods and assets for doing so. One new method...


Highlight: Looking Inside Plutonium

Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories have recently conducted plutonium experiments using Sandia's pulsed power Z Machine that have reached regions of pressure, temperature and density in plutonium never before explored in the...


Highlight: Carry-on Medical Equipment Meets Airworthiness Standards

On the battlefield, quick medical evacuation of a trauma patient can be the difference between life and death. Approximately 600 H-60 Medical Evacuation Black Hawk helicopters are equipped with carry-on medical devices. These Patient...


Highlight: New Role Identified for Scars at the Site of Injured Spinal Cord

For decades, it was thought that scar-forming cells called astrocytes were responsible for blocking neuronal regrowth across the level of spinal cord injury, but recent findings challenge this idea. According to a new mouse study, astrocyte scars...


Highlight: DoD Tech Transformation Holds Surprises for U.S. Adversaries

In a geopolitical environment where the focus of nations often is on future technologies, the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office starts with systems that are well established and familiar to nearly everyone...


Highlight: Sea Hunter, DARPA’s Game-Changing Robot Warship

At the Defense Department nowadays, you’re starting to see robots everywhere. They dispose of bombs, and throw out the occasional first pitch. They help Marines improve their target shooting. And, if they’re human-robot teams...


Highlight: U.S. Statement at the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism: The Way Forward

Ten years ago, when UN Member States endorsed the first-ever Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, they envisioned the need to both combat existing terrorist threats around the world and prevent those threats from emerging in the first place...


Highlight: Robotics Help Explosive-Handling Marines Reduce Risk

The new Remote Fuse Disassembly System was introduced for the first time to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion during a five-day course at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan April 4-8. The purpose behind...


Highlight: Harnessing Biotechnology to Accelerate Advanced Biofuels Production

Cellulosic biomass—the fibrous, non-edible part of plants—is an abundant domestic resource that can potentially provide a renewable feedstock for advanced biofuels. A key component to producing market-competitive cellulosic...


Highlight: New Airborne Technology Measures ocean Surface Currents for Offshore Energy Production and Emergency Rescue Missions

In a breakthrough project sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), private-sector partners Fugro and Areté Associates have developed, commercialized, and sold a system that can...


Highlight: Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

Since 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individual warfighters. Their goal is to create...


Highlight: Navy Medicine, Navy Divers Keep Pressure On with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Retiree

When the opportunity to medically support an ailing retiree at risk of serious complications from previous radiation treatment presented itself, Navy Medicine and Navy divers used the historic Navy recompression chamber known...


Highlight: Engineer Unit with Mine Detection Dog Program Unique to DoD

Fort Leonard Wood is home to a combat engineer unit that is not only unique to the Army, but to the entire U.S. Military. The 94th Engineer Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, is the only combat engineer unit with mine detection and specialized...


Highlight: Carter: DoD-MIT Partnership to Produce Fabrics That See, Hear, Sense

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced that DoD is partnering with an 89-member consortium to establish a new manufacturing innovation institute focused on revolutionary fibers and textiles. Speaking this morning at the...


Highlight: Chalice Receptors Attract Metal Contaminants with New Chemical Selectivity

Atomic charges in chemical solutions are like Switzerland—they strive for neutrality. The tendency to balance charges drives dynamics when charged atoms or molecules, called ions, are present in solutions. Recently, researchers at...


Highlight: Newly Improved Monitor Rapidly Detects Toxic Water

Providing drinkable water for Soldiers in the field has always been essential, but current technology doesn't always allow for the quick detection of a wide variety of possible toxins. Due to the efforts of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development...


Highlight: Microgrids Can Enhance Diversity, Reliability, Resilience

For more than 100 years, the United States electrical grid operated on a one-way delivery model: power generation, transmission, and distribution in response to user demand. Electricity came from big coal-fired plants and hydroelectric dams...


Highlight: Transportation – Navigating Around Disasters

Minimizing the impact on freight movement when events like Hurricane Sandy happen is the focus of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory ongoing study led by Marc Fialkoff, a researcher in the Geographic Information Science and Technology...


Highlight: NAVFAC EXWC Oversees Deployment of Wave Energy Conversion Device

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center managed the deployment of the Fred. Olsen Ltd. "Lifesaver" Wave Energy Conversion device to the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site, March 22-25...


Highlight: NREL Reveals Potential for Capturing Waste Heat via Nanotubes

A finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator that captures and uses waste heat, according to researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...


Highlight: Vision Assessment Important to TBI Care

Concussion can cause changes to vision that are sometimes overlooked during an initial medical evaluation. Vision experts stress that eye exams should be part of the diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). “Service members...


Highlight: Support Program Assists Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries of any kind can be a frightening experience for anyone. A quick blow to the head or a sudden fall can lead to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and leave lasting effects on a person’s health and psychological well-being. The TBI...


Highlight: 3rd Offset Strategy 101: What It Is, What the Tech Focuses Are

There’s been a lot of talk about a Third Offset Strategy at the Defense Department lately. It’s part of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s plan to make sure the U.S. military remains the world’s finest fighting force. The Third Offset Strategy has...


Highlight: Wartime Innovation: Battleborn Medical Device Saves Lives at Home

In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, a 28-year-old gunshot victim is inside an ambulance enroute to University of California Davis Medical Center, the only level I trauma center in Sacramento, California. The patient, receiving...


Highlight: Mini UAS: Big Capabilities Can Come in Small Packages

The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad. One of its weaknesses is broad-area situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments, according to Col. Phil Cheatham, deputy branch chief of the Electronics...


Highlight: Innovative Training Enhances Readiness, Strengthens Regional Partnerships

With over 3.5 billion people, 36 countries, seven of the world's largest Armies and five of the world's declared nuclear nations in the Asia-Pacific region alone, maintaining peace can be challenging. That task is only amplified as the U.S. Army...


Highlight: New Chemical Agent Test Facility Now Open

The Army’s one-of-a-kind laboratory for testing how well new military equipment stands up against deadly chemical weapons is now open for business, and one of its first customers is a program that will expand the chemical detection...


Highlight: Soldiers Train Near the Korean DMZ to Detect and Destroy Weapons of Mass Destruction

On a sunny, windy day, two Soldiers with the 501st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a CBRNE exploitation evaluation during quarterly training at...


Highlight: Smaller. Cheaper. Better.

A Sandia-led team has developed a way to make a magnetic material that could lead to lighter and smaller, cheaper and better-performing high-frequency transformers, needed for more flexible energy storage systems and widespread adoption....


Highlight: Energy Department Announces Participation in Clean Line’s Large-Scale Energy Transmission Project

Building on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) ongoing efforts to modernize the grid and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, today U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced that DOE will participate in the development of the...


Highlight: Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch...


Highlight: Military Brain Injury Expert: Everyone’s Ability to Recover is Different

Every brain is different. We know this because each person’s brain develops with a unique personality. But the brain as an organ even differs from person to person, and reacts uniquely to injury. “I know that if I examine a 28-year-old woman’s...


Highlight: Armed with Sleep: The Importance of Sleep on Warfighter Performance

Sleep disruption is common among military personnel; often unavoidable during deployments, up-tempo operations, and other evolutions critical to mission success. Several studies indicate a large portion of military members do not routinely...


Highlight: NHRC Partners with DTRA to Protect Warfighters from Emerging Infectious Diseases

Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) held a two-day meeting to discuss progress and goals for a joint biosurveillance project, March 7-8...


Highlight: Energy-Water Challenge Emerges in Colorado River Flows

As noted in today’s White House Water Summit, climate-driven heat-stress and forest mortality on the Colorado River watershed are expected to reduce river flows basin-wide out to the year 2100, based on the impact of multiple climate and climate-driven...


Highlight: A Solution for Hydropower Operations in Warm Waters

Hydroelectric dams get a lot of attention when it comes to fish migration patterns. But it's more than just a fish’s ability to navigate around a dam that determines whether or not it can successfully make its way up or down a river. Another factor plays...


Highlight: ECBC Supports Yuma Proving Ground Study

A team from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has been deployed to the Sonoran Desert for project supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Center and U.S. Army Yuma...


Highlight: FDA Approves New Treatment for Inhalation Anthrax

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection to treat inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthim is also approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not...


Highlight: U.S. and Republic of Korea Train for WMD Elimination Operations

Soldiers entered the dark, cold, damp building to find chemical and biological weapons. Their response was crucial to the mission ahead. They would check specimens from every crevice because what was found in the building would be needed...


Highlight: Scientists Pump Up Batteries With Metal Oxides

Material scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found certain metal oxides increase capacity and improve cycling performance in lithium-ion batteries. The team synthesized and compared the electrochemical performance...


Highlight: AF Research Lab Seeks to Turn Waste into Energy

It may seem like a scene from “Back to the Future,” but the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to turn fiction into reality with a nearly $7 million waste-to-energy project. The AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office has embarked on the...


Highlight: New Gas-Signature Models Can Help Inspectors Locate and Identify Underground Nuclear Tests

Through experiments and computer models of gas releases, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have simulated signatures of gases from underground nuclear explosions (UNEs) that may be carried by winds far from the point...


Highlight: NRL Space-Based Solar Power Concept Wins Secretary of Defense Innovative Challenge

A team of scientists led by Dr. Paul Jaffe, spacecraft engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have been named winners of the first-ever Department of Defense (DoD) Diplomacy, Development, and Defense (D3)...


Highlight: 3-D Technology Enriches Human Nerve Cells for Transplant to Brain

National Institutes of Health-funded scientists have developed a 3D micro-scaffold technology that promotes reprogramming of stem cells into neurons, and supports growth of neuronal connections capable of transmitting electrical signals...


Highlight: Man's Best Friend Protect the Safety of Soldiers

K9 Veterans Day is March 13th. The day is in recognition of the duty and sacrifice that military working dogs perform in service to their country. Camp As Sayliyah has approximately 10 military working dogs that work along their Soldier handlers...


Highlight: Cavalry Unit Puts Armor to Test

When Soldiers on the frontlines are in the midst of an operation, the last thing they need to be uncertain about is whether their protective equipment will hamper their combat effectiveness. Before new equipment gets to the frontlines, it is put to...


Highlight: New Laboratory Increases Detector Testing Range from Centimeters to Meters

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has built a CASTLE to address the increasing demand for enhanced surface chemical, biological and other threat detection for the U.S. armed forces and first responders.


Highlight: Energy Harvesting Innovations Lighten Soldier's Load

Radios, GPS systems and night-vision goggles are just a few of the electronic devices carried by dismounted Soldiers, but all require batteries that can add up to 15 pounds to a Soldier's load. To keep these battery-dependent Soldiers powered up...


Highlight: New ORNL Method Could Unleash Solar Power Potential

Measurement and data analysis techniques developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could provide new insight into performance-robbing flaws in crystalline structures, ultimately improving the performance...


Highlight: Precision Medicine Research Paving the Way for Smarter, More Effective Treatment

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, joined other federal leaders at the White House recently to highlight progress on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Representing the Department...


Highlight: Fleet Surgical Team 9 Mass Casualty Training

Sailors from Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 9 took part in a mass casualty exercise shipboard surgical training on March 5 at strategic operations in San Diego. Strategic operations staged a real world shipboard trauma unit to include an operating room...


Highlight: Accelerating Discovery with New Tools and Methods for Next Generation Social Science

The explosive growth of global digital connectivity has opened new possibilities for designing and conducting social science research. Once limited by practical constraints to experiments involving just a few dozen participants...


Highlight: Robots: Eliminating the First Contact With an Enemy Force

"We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver formations," said Dr. Bob Sadowski. "There's no reason why the first contact with an enemy force should be with a man-platform, because it means that platform...


Highlight: DTRA Program Helps Nations Tackle Biological Threats

As part of the effort to upgrade global biosurveillance capabilities in the wake of recent pandemics, a mainly nuclear nonproliferation program created in the 1990s has evolved to address biological threats around the world. The precursor...


Highlight: DHS Works with Critical Infrastructure Owners and Operators to Raise Awareness of Cyber Threats

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the electric sector to ensure the security, resilience, and reliability of the U.S. power grid. Additionally, many American utility providers have...


Highlight: Turning Windows into Solar Panels

Researchers in the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics at Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking to transform everyday windows into solar collectors by harnessing the unique properties of quantum dots. The advantages of solar power as...


Highlight: Solar Energy Project Completed at Plant 42

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has spearheaded an effort to generate alternative energy for the southern California market and generate revenue for Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, through a unique Enhanced Use Lease...


Highlight: Increasing Public Knowledge about Brain Injuries

Brain injury awareness provides us the opportunity to increase public knowledge regarding prevention, correct definitions of brain injury, risk factors and prevention strategies and educate the public about symptom identification and treatment...


Highlight: Soldiers Getting Junctional Tourniquet Designed to Save Lives

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate command within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is fielding a new junctional tourniquet designed to save warfighters from dying on the...


Highlight: Mobile ICU Improves Care for Wounded Troop Transport

The mission of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here is to provide medical care for wounded service members, while flying them to locations where they can receive further treatment. The unit provides this service to...


Highlight: Cold Storage Platelets Key to Saving Lives

An innovative clinical process begun at Craig Joint Theater Hospital recently is paving the way to save more lives of patients suffering from acute trauma, a local official said. The “Cold Storage Platelets” program, which involves extracting...


Highlight: Air Force Academy Cadets Seek to Improve Corrosion Management Processes on U.S. Bridges

In 2007 the failure of the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis killed 13 individuals and injured 145 more. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that over two hundred million trips are taken daily across...


Highlight: Always Wanted to Hack the Pentagon? DoD Says Bring It

If you’re a computer security specialist, or at least a white hat hacker, who’s always wanted to take a run at the Pentagon, here’s your chance. A pilot program called Hack the Pentagon launches in April. It’s the first cyber bug bounty program in the...


Highlight: Self-Test Kit Warns Soldiers of Biological Exposure in the Field

An infantry unit goes into an area recently held by insurgents and finds evidence of a biological agent laboratory. Chemical biological experts arrive on the scene in protective suits and determine that they were weaponizing ricin...


Highlight: DTRA Scientists Develop Cloud-Based Biosurveillance Ecosystem

The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are developing a system that lets epidemiologists scan the planet for anomalies in human and animal disease prevalence, warn of coming pandemics and protect warfighters and others...


Highlight: New Vehicle Initiative Aims to Make Fuel and Engines Work Together More Efficiently

Recently I had the pleasure of briefing members of Congress on EERE’s groundbreaking fuel-engine co-optimization initiative. The new, multi-year project combines previously independent areas of biofuels and engine combustion research...


Highlight: Argonne and Los Alamos National Laboratories Team Up to Develop More Affordable Fuel Cell Components

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne and Los Alamos national laboratories have teamed up to support a DOE initiative through the creation of the Electrocatalysis Consortium (ElectroCat), a collaboration devoted to finding...


Highlight: PPPL Researchers Advance Understanding of Plasma Turbulence that Drains Heat from Fusion Reactors

The life of a subatomic particle can be hectic. The charged nuclei and electrons that zip around the vacuum vessels of doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks are always in motion. But while that motion helps produce the fusion...


Highlight: Scientists Blueprint Antimicrobial Candidate With Promise in Stemming the Onrushing Post-Antibiotic Tide

A portion of this work was conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory at the Advanced Photon Source. X-ray crystallography provides a means to visualize atomic structures in detail, but growing...


Highlight: Sinister Shock: ONR Researcher Studies How Explosive Shock Waves Harm the Brain

Today's warfighters are outfitted with body armor strong enough to withstand shrapnel from a bomb or other explosive device. One debilitating threat from a blast, however, is a force they can't see-the explosive shock wave itself...


Highlight: Table Set for ECBC Biological Detection Technology

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) signed a patent license agreement (PLA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Biodetech, LLC, for the Agents of Biological Origin Identifier...


Highlight: U.S. Shock Trauma Squad Simulates Combat Medical Care With Norwegian Army

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade partnered with Norwegian Army soldiers in order to enhance each other’s field medical skills in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16 Feb. 17...


Highlight: Workers Who Lose Limbs Will Receive State-of-the-Art Care at New Center of Excellence for Amputations

Amputations are among the worst on-the-job injuries. Each year, about 25 workers in Washington suffer from amputations so serious — lost arms, hands, legs or feet — that they require ongoing specialized care. The medical care...


Highlight: Suicide Bomb Detector Moves Forward With Sandia Engineer’s Help

On the chilling list of terrorist tactics, suicide bombing is at the top. Between 1981 and 2015, an estimated 5,000 such attacks occurred in more than 40 countries, killing about 50,000 people. The global rate grew from three a year in the 1980s...


Highlight: Corps Keeps Public Water Clean Naturally

When we see news stories about lead contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, Michigan, and see the troubles the city is having as a result, many of us become concerned about our own City's drinking water supply that we use every day...


Highlight: Army Power Plant Proposed

The Department of the Army announced the signing of a "record of decision" to proceed with Hawaiian Electric's construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here. The selected action is to lease land and grant...


Highlight: Army Research Laboratory Initiative Lends Hand to Economical Waste-to-Energy Production

Military bases located in remote areas may one day be able to efficiently turn food waste into energy thanks to a collaborative research effort between scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Texas at Tyler...


Highlight: Congress Receives DoD Report on North Korea

The Defense Department sent Congress its 2015 report on North Korea’s military power, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters. The report, “Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,”...


Highlight: U.S. Patriot Missile System Deploys to South Korea

The United States, in close coordination with the Republic of Korea, has deployed an additional ballistic missile defense asset to South Korea. This deployment is part of an emergency deployment readiness exercise conducted in response to recent...


Highlight: Army Scientists Begin First MERS Vaccine Clinical Trial

Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started vaccinations yesterday in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response in people of a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS...


Highlight: Army Selects 3-D Printed Unmanned Aircraft Systems Concept for Future Experiment

Each year, the U.S. Army conducts a series of technology demonstrations known as the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments, or AEWE. The event is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's live, force-on-force...


Highlight: Combat Endurance Challenge: Knowledge, Navigation, and Medical Evacuation

The ability to do every aspect of one’s job is a necessity in the Marine Corps. The lives of others depend on it. They must be both technically and tactically proficient, and physically and mentally ready for anything: willing to risk life...


Highlight: Researchers Mitigate Soldier Stressors with Science

Army researchers are trying to better understand the types of stress Soldiers could encounter in combat that might cause degraded performance. They are also looking into ways to mitigate those stress factors, said Dr. Mike LaFiandra...


Highlight: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … It’s a Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration estimated more than one million drones were sold during the year-end holiday season. With that many new drones added to existing numbers, federal, state and local officials are concerned about safety, security...


Highlight: New York Guard Ordnance Experts Train Local Police in Avoiding IEDs

"Move, move, move!" was shouted. Then, "go, go, go!" was echoed in response. Then four police officers dressed in green jumpsuits and body armor - watched by bomb disposal experts from the New York Army National Guard - moved...


Highlight: NAS Fallon Saves Energy, Improves Flight Operations

The airfield at Naval Air Station Fallon (NASF) is much brighter thanks to a six month, $7.1 million project completed Dec. 22. The project, completed by Watts Constructors, LLC and Jacob Construction & Design Inc., replaced all of the airfield's...


Highlight: Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier

Ask a biofuel researcher to name the single greatest technical barrier to cost-effective ethanol, and you’re likely to receive a one-word response: lignin. Cellulosic ethanol—fuel derived from woody plants and waste biomass—has the potential to become...


Highlight: Unlocking Brainpower Key to Improved Soldier Performance, Experts Say

"Training the brain is really the gateway to improved readiness and performance," Col. Benjamin Solomon said. Solomon, a neurologist and the brain health program manager for the Army Office of the Surgeon General, spoke at a National...


Highlight: Hurlburt Combats Zika With Knowledge

Following the World Health Organization declaring an international emergency and Florida Gov. Rick Scott calling a state health emergency, Hurlburt Field is taking action to protect Airmen and their families from the Zika virus. The 1st Special...


Highlight: Researchers Revolutionize Skin Detection

The camera can be traced back to as early as the 11th century. Even then, its aim was to replicate the function of the human eye to capture images. As time moved on, the camera became increasingly more advanced to the point that it has well...


Highlight: The Magic of Microbes: ONR Engineers Innovative Research in Synthetic Biology

An exciting new scientific frontier-synthetic biology-took center stage as a celebrated scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently spoke at the headquarters of the Office of Naval Research (ONR)...


Highlight: Claims for Solar Cell Efficiency Put to Test at NREL

The sheet of paper taped to the door of Keith Emery's office tells the story. On the paper is a simple fever chart showing the improvements made in increasing the efficiency of two dozen types of solar cells. Some of the lines marking record...


Highlight: Enormous Blades for Offshore Energy

A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world. Sandia’s research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor is funded...


Highlight: Teaming Up to Apply Advanced Manufacturing Methods to Wind Turbine Production

Last spring, a 3D-printed replica Shelby Cobra, manufactured at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), visited the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, DC. Now, DOE’s Wind Program and Advanced...


Highlight: Natick Scientists Collaborating to Create 'Second-Skin' Protection

Collaboration has long been second nature for researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and now a partnership is developing "second-skin," chemical-biological protection...


Highlight: Scientists Discover Protein’s Starring Role in Genome Stability, and Possibly Cancer Prevention

If you have a soft spot for unsung heroes, you’ll love a DNA repair protein called XPG. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) discovered that XPG plays a previously unknown and...


Highlight: Cancer Drug Target Visualized at Atomic Resolution

A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential small molecule drug to a key protein in cancer cells. The cryo-EM images also helped...


Highlight: Training Together - New FBI Academy Program Integrates Agents and Intelligence Analysts

Today’s special agents and intelligence analysts graduating from the FBI Academy are beginning their first assignments fully prepared for collaborative work in the field thanks to an innovative training program launched in 2015...


Highlight: Non-Lethal Weapons Technology Demonstrated on MacDill

The Department of Defense (DoD) Non-Lethal Weapons Program has developed technology capable of supporting the operational needs of the U.S. Armed Forces without harming non-combatants and limiting collateral damage...


Highlight: Algae Raceway Paves Path from Lab to Real-World Applications

In a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy...


Highlight: Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of Materials

An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar panels to convert sunlight to electricity...


Highlight: Moore Foundation Funds Berkeley Lab for Next-Generation Accelerators

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers will receive $2.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop compact free electron lasers that will serve as powerful, affordable x-ray sources for scientific...


Highlight: Weaving a New Story for COFS and MOFs

There are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving, the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics, has not been one of them – until now. An international collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy...


Highlight: Cracking Cases

A group of nuclear detectives at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory takes on tough challenges, from detecting illicit uranium using isotopic “fingerprints” to investigating Presidential assassination conspiracies...


Highlight: Got Solitons? Researcher Sees Problem as a Solution

Sandia National Laboratories’ Juan Elizondo-Decanini turned a long-standing problem into an idea he believes could lead to better and less expensive machines, from cell phones to pressure sensors. “This is one of those cases where it appears it’s going...


Highlight: Realistic Data Needed to Evolve the 21st Century Power Grid

Say you have a great new theory or technology to improve the nation's energy backbone — the electric grid. Wouldn't it be great to test it against a model complete with details that would tell you how your ideas would work? But it's a challenge...


Highlight: STRATCOM Chief Talks Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization

The global security environment calls for a continued strong nuclear deterrent along with modernization for elements of the nuclear triad and advanced training for U.S. Strategic Command’s workforce, the STRATCOM commander said here...


Highlight: Hurricane Hunters Gather Forecast Data on Record-Breaking Blizzard

The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew a different kind of mission from Keesler Air Force Base Jan. 22 to gather data on the blizzard that hit the Eastern Seaboard. The blizzard began dropping snow on the...


Highlight: National Guard Forces Continue Post-Storm Assistance

Virginia National Guard soldiers on state active duty have been using Humvees and medium tactical trucks to provide mobility support to help Virginia State Police and local first responders reach residents requiring assistance after a historic...


Highlight: 10 Facts You Should Know About Fusion Energy

It’s natural. In fact, it’s abundant throughout the universe. Stars – and there are billions and billions of them – produce energy by fusion of light atoms. It’s safe. There are no dangerous byproducts. There is very little radioactive waste...


Highlight: ORNL Supports New Projects to Develop Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support two new DOE-funded projects to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies. The projects announced Jan. 15 will allow industry-led...


Highlight: 'Thunder' Medics Conduct Medical Evacuation Training

The health care specialists, assigned to the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea, or ROK,-U.S Combined Division, recently conducted a medical evacuation training at the helicopter pad near Troop Medical Clinic...


Highlight: Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide

A new DARPA program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world. The interface would serve as a translator, converting...


Highlight: Technology for Defense, Wherever the Pentagon Finds It

At the Defense Department’s highest levels, the search is on for advanced tech. After attracting and keeping the men and women who make up the best fighting force on earth, innovation and technology are the next best ways to unnerve the adversary...


Highlight: DOE-Led Research Team Makes Significant Rare Earth Discovery

A team of researchers led by experts from the Department of Energy (DOE) has found that rare earth elements (REEs) can be removed from two U.S. coal byproduct materials through an ion-exchange process. This discovery could potentially...


Highlight: Michigan National Guard Activated to Support Flint Water Crisis

Members, assigned to the Michigan National Guard, were formally activated Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder to assist in distributing water to the citizens of Flint. The Guard members will be assigned to five water distribution sites at fire...


Highlight: Corps of Engineers Approves Flood Control Plan for San Francisco Bay

The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land...


Highlight: Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors to Help Meet America’s Carbon Emission Reduction Goal

In support of the Administration’s goal to produce more carbon-free energy, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of two companies, X-energy and Southern Company, to further develop advanced nuclear...


Highlight: New Procedures Implemented to Manage Biological Toxins

An extensive examination of the Army’s mistaken anthrax shipments found “no evidence to suggest in any way, shape or form, that lab technicians or the American public were at any time at risk,” the Army’s investigating official said during a...


Highlight: ORNL Researchers Use Neutrons to Gain Insight into Battery Inefficiency

Rechargeable batteries power everything from electric vehicles to wearable gadgets, but obstacles limit the creation of sleeker, longer-lasting and more efficient power sources. Batteries produce electricity when charged atoms, known as ions, move...


Highlight: Seeing the Big Picture in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can’t just study the activity of a single bee. Likewise, to understand the photosynthetic light-harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of a leaf, you can’t just study the activity of a...


Highlight: Scientists Pinpoint One Way Nanoparticles Damage Immune Cells

Scientists have shown that a process known as oxidative stress is at work during encounters between certain nanoparticles and immune cells, selectively modifying proteins on macrophages, a type of immune cell. The findings, by researchers...


Highlight: Eglin Medical Group First to Find Bacteria Unseen in Humans

The 96th Medical Group's laboratory provided the first human blood sample of a spirochete bacteria, known to cause tick-borne relapsing fever, to be cultured at the Centers for Disease Control. The bacteria, Borrelia turicatae, had previously only...


Highlight: NIH Genome Sequencing Program Targets the Genomic Bases of Common, Rare Disease

The National Institutes of Health will fund a set of genome sequencing and analysis centers whose research will focus on understanding the genomic bases of common and rare human diseases. The National Human Genome Research...


Highlight: Ordnance Training Detachment Furthers Soldier Education

The Ordnance Training Detachment, or OTD, with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their military careers. "We are trying to expedite their career opportunities," ...


Highlight: USDA Announces $3.8 Million Available to Help Producers Transition to Organic Farming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $3.8 million to support research, education, and extension projects that will assist current organic producers and those transitioning into organic farming. The funding is...


Highlight: Oregon Organic Farmer Unlocks Soil Health Secrets and Boosts Production

For agricultural producers, it’s an age-old question: How do you grow the largest, healthiest, most-profitable crops possible? Oregon organic farmer Chris Roehm says the secret is in the soil. Co-owner and operator of Square Peg Farm in Forest...


Highlight: Stable "Superoxide" Opens the Door to a New Class of Batteries

While lithium-ion batteries have transformed our everyday lives, researchers are currently trying to find new chemistries that could offer even better energy possibilities. One of these chemistries, lithium-air, could promise greater energy density but has...


Highlight: BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel Production

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. A new comparative study from...


Highlight: Technique Matters: A Different Way to Make a Cathode May Mean Better Batteries

Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide, or NMC, is one of the most promising chemistries for better lithium batteries, especially for electric vehicle applications, but scientists have been struggling to get higher capacity out of them. Now researchers...


Highlight: NREL Theorizes Defects Could Improve Solar Cells

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are studying what may seem paradoxical - certain defects in silicon solar cells may actually improve their performance. The findings run counter to conventional...


Highlight: How to Train Your Bacterium

Trainers of dogs, horses, and other animal performers take note: a bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica has been induced to perform only a single trick, but it’s a doozy. Berkeley Lab researchers are using M. thermoacetica to perform...


Highlight: NREL and CSEM Jointly Set New Efficiency Record with Dual-Junction Solar Cell

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity...


Highlight: Into Thin Air: Liquid Oxygen Keeps Pilots Flying

As an aircraft reaches a higher altitude, the air pressure decreases, sometimes leaving aircrews little air to breathe. When this happens, pilots and crew members are able to utilize the liquid oxygen provided by Airmen from the 36th Maintenance...


Highlight: New NIH-Funded Memory Drug Moves into Phase 1 Clinical Study

An experimental drug that may improve memory is now being tested in a Phase 1 safety trial. The compound, BPN14770, was developed by Tetra Discovery Partners, with support from the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network, a program designed...


Highlight: Africom Campaign Plan Targets Terror Groups

In the face of growing threats from the African continent, U.S. Africa Command has spelled out its theater campaign plan, officials said here. The plan is built upon the foundation of the strategy promulgated last year by Africom commander Army...


Highlight: Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Supports Guard in Civilian Capacity

While many of his fellow National Guard soldiers were called to state active duty in response to recent blizzards here, Army Pfc. David Mathews went to work in his civilian job -- refueling the medical evacuation helicopters called in to help...


Highlight: Face Time: ONR-Sponsored Tech Reads Facial Expressions for Autism Symptoms

There’s an app for everything these days—from weight loss to working out. Now, thanks in part to support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), there’s an app that may screen for autism by reading kids’ facial expressions for emotional cues...


Highlight: Taking Solar Training for Veterans to a New Level in 2016

In 2015, the Energy Department’s Solar Ready Vets program trained more than 150 American armed forces veterans to enter the solar workforce. I’m pleased to report that every single one received a job offer upon graduating...


Highlight: Sensors – Extending Limits

Through manipulation of two laser beams and plasmonic sensors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are pushing the boundaries for detecting trace biochemical compounds. These sensors, which exploit local electromagnetic fields and...


Highlight: A Nanoscale Look at Why a New Alloy is Amazingly Tough

Just in time for the icy grip of winter: A team of researchers led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified several mechanisms that make a new, cold-loving material one...


Highlight: Rested Soldiers Perform Better in Battle, Experts Say

Army Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness. Howard spoke at the Army Office of the Surgeon General-sponsored Performance Triad Sleep Summit, Dec. 9...


Highlight: USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise

This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments in their communities. Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a list of USDA's top achievements...


Highlight: Partnership in Strength: Global Strike Airmen Come Together Through Exchange Course

While standing alert in a Montana-based missile silo and flying a globe-spanning bomber assure and deter mission from Louisiana may seem to have little in common, they are united in a shared intent: defending America through deterrence...


Highlight: West African Nations Meet to Discuss Disaster Preparedness Way Ahead

Representatives from West African and European nations, U.S. government agencies, and other public and private organizations met in Accra, Ghana Dec. 7-10 to discuss the way forward for the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative, known...


Highlight: 31st MEU Trains for Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief Mission

It’s a scene that has played out in real life and on Hollywood’s silver screen countless times. Service members are deployed to a country, tasked with distributing food, water and other emergency supplies to victims of a disaster. The people are hungry...


Highlight: ONR-Sponsored Research Fights Cardio, Muscular Fatigue in Navy Divers

To determine the cause of extreme fatigue in Navy divers after routine .missions, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring work examining the most critical weapon in a diver’s arsenal-oxygen itself. The research is inspired by...


Highlight: Army Technology Team Helps Field Robot

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or CBRNE, threats from a safe distance. Several Army organizations combined on a new...


Highlight: Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Joins U.S. Department of Energy and MIT Energy Initiative Program to Advance Women’s Leadership in Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean...


Highlight: Finding Long-Term Solutions for Nuclear Waste

Today, the Department of Energy is taking a critical step toward the development of a consent-based approach to siting future nuclear waste management facilities as part of a strategy for the long-term storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and...


Highlight: Engaging the International Community on Cybersecurity Standards

The administration releases a new strategy to improve the U.S. government’s participation in the development and use of international standards for cybersecurity. U.S. companies are most effective when they can rely on the same...


Highlight: Making Mobile Health Effective and Secure

With Internet-connected medical technology and digitized health records on the rise, cybersecurity is a growing concern for patients and hospitals alike. One research team is taking a holistic approach to strengthening the medical system's...


Highlight: Some Like it Hot: Simulating Single Particle Excitations

Plasmons, which may be thought of as clouds of electrons that oscillate within a metal nanocluster, could serve as antennae to absorb sunlight more efficiently than semiconductors. Understanding and manipulating them is important for their potential use...


Highlight: Navy, AF Break Ground With Gulf Power on Florida’s Largest Solar Projects

The Navy and the Air Force broke ground with Gulf Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, today at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, marking the start of construction for three large-scale solar electric generating facilities. Combined...


Highlight: Researchers Evaluate True Effects of Hearing Loss for Soldiers

Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for...


Highlight: Some 'Star Wars' Tech Inspired by the Army's Experiments in Mobility

The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the...


Highlight: Innovative Designs Paired with Smart Manufacturing Deliver Soldier Readiness

Army production and logistics is teaming with Army research and development to better streamline the rapid design and fielding of cutting-edge technologies to the Soldier. "The Army has called for increased innovation, which is shining a spotlight on...


Highlight: DARPA Exploring Ways to Protect Nation’s Electrical Grid from Cyber Attack

Across the United States, 3200 separate organizations own and operate electrical infrastructure. The widely dispersed nature of the nation’s electrical grid and associated control systems has a number of advantages, including a reduced risk that any...


Highlight: ORNL Technique Could Set New Course for Extracting Uranium from Seawater

An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors. The work of a team led by...


Highlight: Program for Transforming Deadly Chemicals into Harmless Dirt Gets Underway

DARPA’s Agnostic Compact Demilitarization of Chemical Agents (ACDC) program recently awarded two contracts to develop prototypes of a transportable disposal system able to convert dangerous chemicals into safe output, such as harmless soil...


Highlight: A Metabolic Pathway in Cyanobacteria Could Yield Better Biofuels and Bioproducts from Photosynthesis

Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can...


Highlight: Improving Prosthetics for Amputees: NMRC Hosts First DoD Osseointegration Program Meeting

The Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) hosted the first Department of Defense Osseointegration Program steering committee meeting to plan the next step in implementing osseointegration (OI) prosthesis research and clinical trials for...


Highlight: Engineer Develops 'Leap Forward' with 3D-Printer

Lawrence Livermore Lab engineer Bryan Moran wasn’t necessarily looking to improve on 3D printing technology when he moved over to Additive Manufacturing three years ago, but he may have done just that. Moran’s creation, a new take on a process...


Highlight: Enhanced Use Lease Brings 30-MW Solar Energy Project to Eglin AFB

As part of an Air Force Community Partnership and Energy Program initiative, the Air Force and Gulf Power Company signed an Enhanced Use Lease Nov. 24 to develop a 30-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy project on a 240-acre parcel of land on...


Highlight: Squad X Core Technologies Takes First Steps toward Improving Capabilities for Dismounted Soldiers and Marines

To succeed in their missions, military units must have a robust, multi-faceted picture of their operational environments, including the location, nature and activity of both threats and allied forces around them. Technology is making this kind of rich...


Highlight: FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds...


Highlight: Enlisting Distributed Energy Devices to Balance the Power Grid

The electric grid has to balance power supply and demand nearly in real-time, requiring power plants to be adjusted on a second-by-second basis. This instantaneous balance is made significantly more complex by renewable energy such as wind and...


Highlight: BACN Continues to Sizzle for 6 More Months

The Hanscom-based Battlefield Airborne Communications Node program, commonly referred to as BACN, recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract extension valued at more than $120 million, securing the system's future for months...


Highlight: Controlling Post-Traumatic Stress Could Be As Close As a Game On a Cell Phone

What if Soldiers could train themselves to control the physical reactions that often mark post-traumatic stress -- the racing heart, rapid breathing, and overtuned responses that make it difficult to focus on the task at hand? What if that physical control...


Highlight: Army Researchers Developing Self-Righting for Robots

When a Soldier trips over a rock, he picks himself up, dusts himself off, and presses on. Bomb-defusing robots, for the moment, are not so good at recovering themselves in the same way. Chad Kessens, a robot manipulation research engineer with the...


Highlight: Researchers 3D Print 'Living' Blood Vessels

The cardiovascular system is a complex web of tens of thousands of miles of arteries, capillaries and veins, branching throughout the body like tributaries of a great river. And now, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...


Highlight: Rise and Shine: Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Stand next to a traditional incandescent bulb and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, and you will feel the difference as much as see it. Both produce the same amount of light, yet the incandescent bulb is too hot to touch. All that excess heat is...


Highlight: Project JUPITR Early Warning System Can Save Lives

At U.S. military installations throughout the world, military police monitor force protection sensors, which consist of conventional and thermal imaging cameras, ground surveillance radar and seismic and acoustic sensors. Installations also have...


Highlight: Wind Measurement Buoy Advances Offshore Wind Energy

The United States is a step closer to harnessing the vast amount of potential ‪wind ‪energy available offshore. The Energy Department (DOE) recently deployed the AXYS WindSentinel buoy, one of two owned by the Energy Department, off the...


Highlight: FDA Clears Military Traumatic Wound Dressing for Use in the Civilian Population

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the use of the XSTAT 30 wound dressing, an expandable, multi-sponge dressing used to control severe, life-threatening bleeding from wounds in areas that a tourniquet cannot be placed in battlefield and...


Highlight: Hammack Wants Army Off Grid

If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore...


Highlight: American Innovation in Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

The Department of Transportation is moving one step closer to a future in which self-driving vehicles transform how we move while improving the safety of our streets. In 1939, the Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair captured...


Highlight: New Technology Within the U.S. to Aid Nuclear Forensics

Last month, the Idaho National Laboratory hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly operational radioisotope mass separator (RMS), a device that will improve the accuracy and precision of nuclear forensics analysis. The RMS is co-sponsored by...


Highlight: Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

The innovation and agility needed to protect our Nation’s critical infrastructure requires collaboration between both the public and private sectors. Today, the Department of Homeland Security is releasing a national plan to guide research activities across...


Highlight: Materials – Lead-Free Electromechanics

Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical stress into electrical energy in products from electric cigarette lighters to ultrasound machines. Unfortunately most contain lead, which is toxic. “Lead is extremely active in these materials, so we need to find...


Highlight: Protective Shell of a Sea-Dwelling Chiton Paves the Way Towards New Materials

Multifunctional materials with sensory capabilities like those of vision, touch or even smell could profoundly expand the possibilities of industrial design in many areas. Taking a cue from nature, a cross-institutional collaboration involving...


Highlight: PPPL Physicists Propose New Plasma-Based Method to Treat Radioactive Waste

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are proposing a new way to process nuclear waste that uses a plasma-based centrifuge. Known as plasma mass filtering, the new mass separation...


Highlight: Army Reserve Engineers Provide Critical Support at Home, Abroad

Army Reserve engineers provide critical support to the Total Army mission during deployments and save the Army thousands of dollars through troop projects on installations like Fort Hunter Liggett, or FHL. The 80th Total Army School System, or...


Highlight: Picatinny Arsenal Engineers Cook Up New Recipe for Biofuel

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to...


Highlight: Need Rare-Earths Know-How? The Critical Materials Institute Offers Lower-Cost Access to Experts and Research

Do you work with rare earths or other critical materials? Do you need access to information, expertise and networking opportunities about them? The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the...


Highlight: NREL Research Advances Understanding of Photoelectrodes

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new probe that could lead to a better photoelectrochemical cell. A paper on the discovery, "Semiconductor interfacial carrier dynamics via...


Highlight: ORNL Process Could be White Lightning to Electronics Industry

A new era of electronics and even quantum devices could be ushered in with the fabrication of a virtually perfect single layer of “white graphene,” according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory...


Highlight: Mobilizing Against a Preeminent Challenge of the 21st Century: Countering Violent Extremism

One week ago, followers of ISIL brought their barbarism to the City of Light. In a coordinated and cowardly act of terror, they slaughtered 132 innocent lives and wounded over 350 others. Before that, they attacked peaceful shoppers in Beirut...


Highlight: Obama Administration Announces 2016 Greenhouse Gas Targets and Sustainability Plans

The effects of climate change are already being felt by local communities around the world. To address the challenge, President Obama has taken unprecedented action to address the global threat of climate change and work with companies, NGOs...


Highlight: Rogers: Data Manipulation, Non-State Actor Intrusions are Coming Cyber Threats

Two specific emerging challenges are among those that concern Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency...


Highlight: NRL Researchers Recruit Luminescent Nanoparticles to Image Brain Function

Research biologists, chemists, and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain...


Highlight: Natural Gas from Coal, Courtesy of Microbes

The key to extracting usable energy from deep coal seams and depleted oil reservoirs may lie with their tiniest residents: the microscopic organisms known as methanogenic Archaea. These small cells, measuring only 1/10,000th of an inch long…


Highlight: Face of Defense: Sailor Advances Fuel-Saving Measures

Naval Postgraduate School student Navy Lt. Cmdr. Korban Blackburn is developing an optimization tool dubbed the Optimized Transit Tool Easy Reference, or OTTER, which has the potential to save the Navy millions in fuel costs...


Highlight: MWSS-171 Marines Act Swiftly, Train Against CBRN Attacks

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 executed an operational decontamination exercise at their motor transportation wash rack at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 18, 2015...


Highlight: Military Health System Poised to Support U.S. Commitment to Global Health Security

President Obama announced Monday, Nov. 16, the United States’ commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) during the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Antalya, Turkey. When the GHSA launched in February 2014, the U.S. committed to...


Highlight: ORNL Microscopy Captures Real-Time View of Evolving Fuel Cell Catalysts

Atomic-level imaging of catalysts by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell technologies...


Highlight: DISA Director Highlights Need for Resilient Infrastructure

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking to build a more resilient infrastructure that helps resist cyberattacks, the agency's head told an industry briefing today...


Highlight: On the Way to Multiband Solar Cells

When visiting California’s central valley in the summertime, it’s hard to imagine that solar energy isn’t single-handedly meeting the west coast’s energy needs. But one problem with modern solar cells is that while the solar spectrum covers a wide range...


Highlight: HHS to Procure Two Inhalational Anthrax Treatments for National Supply

To better protect public health in an anthrax attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will add two types of anthrax antitoxin drugs for the Strategic...


Highlight: Marines, Coast Guard Rehearse Search and Rescue Procedures

Elements from Marine Aircraft Group 31 coordinated with the U.S. Coast Guard for a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Charleston Nov. 3. The exercise simulated the water rescue of two Marine pilots from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort...


Highlight: Naval Lab Earns Prestigious Cyber Forensics Award

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic's Cyber Forensics Criminal Investigations (CFIX) Laboratory became the first in the Navy to earn the prestigious cyber forensics award. The American Society of Crime Laboratory…


Highlight: National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center Taps PNNL

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named a supporting Laboratory to the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center. NISAC is a Department of Homeland Security program that addresses...


Highlight: EEG May Someday Boost Soldiers’ Cognitive Ability

New and complex technology for Soldiers can tax their mental ability, since the brain has finite processing capability, said David Hairston, a neuroscientist. Hairston and his colleagues at the Army Research Lab's Human Research and Engineering...


Highlight: Navy Green Energy

With gas prices hovering around $2 a gallon and environmental concerns on the horizon, most people are looking for ways to cut back on energy and reduce fuel consumption. The Navy is no different. Solar energy through the Navy's green energy...


Highlight: Making Better Batteries With Hydrogen

LaLawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen. Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are a class of rechargeable battery types in which lithium...


Highlight: State-of-the-Art Lab Helps Identify Lost Service Members

Sifting through the remains of lost military members is no easy task, but it’s one researchers and scientists take very seriously at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency labs in Hawaii. Now, they have a brand-new building that will centralize their efforts...


Highlight: Equipping Frontline Personnel with New, Portable Radiological and Nuclear Threat Detection Capabilities

Recently, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) awarded a multimillion dollar contract that will equip U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) frontline personnel...


Highlight: Military Working Dog Teams Train for Medical Evacuations

Army medical personnel are expert at medical evacuations of service members, but what happens when the patient has four legs, instead of two? Public Health Command-Europe recently took veterinary training to the next level for Military Working Dog...


Highlight: Rucksack May Someday Power Soldiers’ Gear

A novel attachment to the Soldier's assault pack might someday reduce the number of batteries carried to power night-vision devices, radios and other equipment, as well as help make dismounted patrols less fatiguing. A novel attachment to the...


Highlight: Muscle Memory Helps Corpsmen Save Lives

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, run out of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and set up a perimeter around a simulated blast. Behind them they hear fellow Marines role-playing casualties yelling and screaming...


Highlight: Army's MIND Lab Able to Decode Brain Waves

In an Army Research Laboratory facility here called "The MIND Lab," a desktop computer was able to accurately determine what target image a Soldier was thinking about. MIND stands for "Mission Impact Through Neurotechnology Design," and...


Highlight: Microbes Map Path Toward Renewable Energy Future

In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. While the organism captures light to make food in a process called photosynthesis, scientists...


Highlight: Robo-Raven May One Day Fly for Soldiers

In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly. The Army Research Lab, or ARL, is testing that concept at the Spesutie Island Robotics Research Facility on Chesapeake Bay...


Highlight: Neutrons Help Understand Enzymes that Could Produce Improvements in Biomass Processing

Plants and other biomass can be converted into a variety of renewable high-value products including carbon fibers, plastics, and liquid fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel that are beneficial for reducing petroleum use and vehicle emissions. Breaking...


Highlight: Atoms to Engines: ORNL, Industry Partners use High-Performance Computing to Drive Alloy Design

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, FCA US LLC, and the foundry giant, Nemak of Mexico, are combining their strengths to create lightweight powertrain materials that will help the auto industry speed past the...


Highlight: Berkeley Lab Scientists to Help Build World’s First Total-Body PET Scanner

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have set out to help build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a medical imaging device that could change the way...


Highlight: Army Scientists Improve Biosurveillance Technology

Members of an Army chemical-biological research team set up biological sensors for an operational demonstration at a U.S. military installation in Osan, South Korea. The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition...


Highlight: Scientists Call for Unified Initiative to Advance Microbiome Research

A group of leading scientists representing a wide range of disciplines has formed a unified initiative to support basic research, technological development, and commercial applications to better understand and harness the capabilities of Earth's...


Highlight: Trusted Defense Microelectronics: Future Access and Capabilities are Uncertain

In April 2015, GAO found that the Department of Defense's (DOD) access to trusted leading-edge microelectronics faced challenging consequences stemming from manufacturing costs, supply chain globalization, and market trends...


Highlight: ONR Advances Cutting-Edge Unmanned Underwater Vehicles at Demo

Robotic arms help Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs to neutralize underwater mines. Autonomous underwater vehicles map out a ship’s hull in blackness beneath the water. And hundreds of personnel from six nations come together in one place...


Highlight: BATDOK Uses Technology to Save Lives

Imagine a future battlefield where an Air Force Pararescue-Jumper (PJ) treats seven wounded service members at once. He places sensors on their chests, arms and fingers which immediately feed vital signs to a small wireless computer, no bigger...


Highlight: Nuclear Nonproliferation: NNSA’S Threat Assessment Process Could be Improved

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)—a semiautonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE)—has used a variety of established methods in its “Over the Horizon” (OTH) initiative to assess potential proliferation threats, but...


Highlight: Antiviral Compound Provides Full Protection from Ebola Virus in Nonhuman Primates

Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus’s ability to replicate. These encouraging preclinical results suggest the compound, known as GS-5734...


Highlight: AFRL Uncovering Safer Solutions for Aircraft Corrosion Prevention

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Environmental Technology Program and Coating Technology Integration Office are playing a critical role in the discovery of environmentally-safer inorganic coatings solutions for protecting and extending the life of...


Highlight: Lab Scientists Discover Five New Nuclei

Lawrence Livermore scientists, in conjunction with international researchers, have discovered five new atomic nuclei to be added the chart of nuclides. The study, conducted this fall, focuses on developing new methods of synthesis for super heavy...


Highlight: Army Evaluates Transport Telemedicine Technology

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Integrated Clinical Systems Project Management Office, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command's Program Executive Office for Aviation, performed a demonstration of a new prototype...


Highlight: Promising Technique Improves Hydrogen Production of Affordable Alternative to Platinum

Scientists have demonstrated that microwaves can help create nanostructured molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) catalysts with an improved ability to produce hydrogen. The microwave-assisted strategy works by increasing the space, and therefore...


Highlight: Marginal Soil can Make for Good Biofuel Crops

Switchgrass, a perennial native to the tallgrass prairie, is one of the most promising bioenergy crops in the United States, with potential to provide high-yield biomass on marginal soils unsuitable for traditional agricultural crops. New research by...


Highlight: Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuels and High-Level Radioactive Waste

The Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste is a framework for moving toward a sustainable program to deploy an integrated system capable of transporting, storing, and disposing of...


Highlight: The Nuanced Weapons of Electric Eels

Electric eels are formidable predators. Growing up to eight feet long and weighing as much as 44 pounds, they can generate 600 volts of electricity--five times the power of a home socket--to stun and kill prey. New research shows that this fearsome...


Highlight: New Report on Energy-Efficient Computing

A report that resulted from a workshop jointly funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) outlines key factors limiting progress in computing--particularly related to energy consumption--and novel...


Highlight: Is Training Service Dogs a Potential PTSD Therapy?

Approximately 7-8% of Americans are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lifetimes. Military personnel exposed to trauma are at a particularly high risk for developing PTSD; out of Afghanistan/Iraq Veterans alone...


Highlight: Flowing Toward Red Blood Cell Breakthroughs

A team of researchers from Brown University and ETH Zurich the Universita da Svizzera Italiana (USI) and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) is using America’s largest, most powerful supercomputer to help understand and fight diseases...


Highlight: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

The development of clean, affordable nuclear power options is a key element of the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap. As a part of this strategy, a high priority of the...


Highlight: USDA Announces $210 Million to be Invested in Renewable Energy Infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to nearly double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply...


Highlight: CDC Releases Combined Summary of Notifiable Infectious, Noninfectious Diseases

Beginning with the Oct. 23, 2015, Supplements to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC will publish the summaries of all notifiable conditions – infectious and noninfectious – at the same time. Together, these two reports...


Highlight: New ORNL Catalyst Features Unsurpassed Selectivity

Catalysts that power chemical reactions to produce the nylon used in clothing, cookware, machinery and electronics could get a lift with a new formulation that saves time, energy and natural resources. The catalyst developed by researchers at the...


Highlight: Interior, U.S. Forest Service Explore Use of Unmanned Aircraft to Improve Firefighter Safety

Lockheed Martin and KAMAN Corporations today demonstrated for federal officials how the remotely piloted K-MAX helicopter can be used to perform wildland firefighting scenarios, including cargo drops, single target water drops, and progressive line...


Highlight: Improving the Control of Powered Lower Limb Prostheses

Most commercially available prosthetic legs are passive, primarily providing basic structural support. Movement of a passive prosthetic joint relies on the properties of its mechanical components, and the movement is controlled by users through the...


Highlight: Uncovering Novel Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can affect both civilians and active duty military personnel, although the latter are at increased risk, especially after multiple combat tours. Dr. Harvey B. Pollard and his team at the Uniformed...


Highlight: ORNL researchers find ‘greener’ way to assemble materials for solar applications

The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents that can harm the environment, but scientists at...


Highlight: Solar Ready Vets: Preparing Veterans for the Solar Workforce

Solar Ready Vets, created by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, connects our nation’s transitioning veterans to the growing solar energy industry. As these active duty service members prepare to enter the civilian world, the Solar Ready...