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Parachute Testing

Story by CPT Jerry Duong on 01/09/2019 By Capt. Jerry Duong and 1st Lt. Andrew Garrido CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command Marine
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Army researchers looking to neurostimulation to enhance, accelerate Soldiers' abilities

Story by Gary Sheftick on 12/28/2018 WASHINGTON -- Can the Army produce faster, stronger and smarter Soldiers through electrical stimulation of the brain? Neurostimulation is not actually a process the Army intends to use for creating "super Soldiers." However, Army researchers have been experimenting with it as a means to
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NAD Commander visits District, regional stakeholders

Story by AnnMarie Harvie on 12/19/2018 Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn, North Atlantic Division Commander, went on site visits and met with federal and local partners during his trip to the New England District Oct. 23 and 24. The general stated in his Oct. 11 virtual town meeting that he had
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Warfighters Test Drive Tomorrow's Technology

When supercars are produced they aren't introduced to the racing circuit right away. Designing high-performance equipment requires careful testing and evaluation. Test drivers provide feedback, which is incorporated in painstaking adjustments. Warfighter protective technologies requires this diligence as well. To evaluate new chem/ bio defense tools, the Defense Threat Reductio
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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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