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Next-gen water purification system hits fleet; Marine Corps, Army team recognized for award-winning design

Story by Edward Shank on 11/20/2018 In a ceremony held at the Pentagon Oct. 16, Marine Corps Systems Command's Expeditionary Water Systems Team was recognized for its creation of a water purification system that is now being issued to deploying Marines. Designed to enable deployed warfighters to filter contaminated, potentially
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Research with a difference

Dr. Philip Perconti leads the Army's "corporate lab" with the intimate involvement of warfighters, businesses, academia and other labs in a high-stakes, high-risk, no-time-to-waste environment focused on finding and developing blockbuster disruptive capabilities. by Mr. Michael Bold When Philip Perconti was 8 or 9, he discovered technology in the back
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Radical futures

ARDEC lab's test beds are laying the foundation for the future of the Soldier, one behavioral experiment at a time. by Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa The use of increasingly sophisticated tools over time is one of the defining characteristics of humankind. This trend's potential has been imagined in literature, often through
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Boston bluing' trip highlights synthetic biology, biotechnology for AFRL team

Story by Marisa Alia-Novobilski on 05/11/2018 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio A select group of scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory traveled to the Boston region to see emerging capabilities centered on synthetic biology to better understand the potential of this growing field of science to improve
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The weight thing

Those ugly extra poundsor even gramscan derail your program or product. by John T. Dillard, Col., USA (Ret.) I can honestly say that just about everyone wants to lose weight. A multimillion-dollar weight loss industry attests to this. It's no different in the armed forces. All defense products typically have
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Universities, industry join ranks with Army research efforts to make Soldiers safer, stronger

Story by David McNally on 04/13/2018 BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Universities and industry in the Northeast region joined ranks with the U.S. Army in a science and technology endeavor that officials hope will make tomorrow's Soldiers stronger and safer. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, with its main laboratories in Maryland, ha
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From minds to markets

Putting Army research and technology in the hands of capable partners in industry is crucial for fielding decisive Army capabilities. To be successful, technology transfer requires dedication, commitment and trust. Since 1999, Army research labs have trusted TechLink, DOD's national partnership for technology transfer, to help bring innovative technology advance
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A map' for the multidomain megacity

Army scientists pursue advances in situational awareness, 3-D modeling and real-time data updating to help units make better decisions faster in urban combat. by Dr. Robert E. Davis, Dr. Kevin R. Slocum, Dr. Tad T. Brunye and Dr. Aaron L. Gardony Today's Army leaders consider it inevitable that U.S. ground
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World-Class tech, according to plan

The Army's science and technology arm revamps its approach to speed modernization in line with Army priorities. by Ms. Argie Sarantinos-Perrin Information-gathering drones swarm the sky as unmanned Army vehicles push just ahead of infantry Soldiers into a megacity overflowing with people, vehicles and high-rise buildings. Army cyber warriors fight
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Fit, nourished and resilient

Human performance optimization aims to take Soldiers to higher and higher peaks of physical and mental fitness. by Dr. Stephen Muza and Ms. Mallory Roussel Let's flash back to the U.S. military in 2006. The U.S. had been engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for five and
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Practical & Tactical: Form Follows Function to Undermine Threats

"Form following function" is the modernists' principle that the shape of something should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Unfortunately, that is not always the case when it comes to warfighter uniforms. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department is changing that with their
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