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Highlight: Army National Guard helping in Hawaii as volcano erupts
Joint Task Force 5-0 in Hawaii is helping authorities handle evacuations, provide security and monitor air quality as Mount Kilauea spews out clouds of toxic gas and lava destroys homes in its path...
Highlight: Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability
Since March 22, 2018, the Afghan Air Force has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan...
Highlight: Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Syria
In Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces continue to defeat remnants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in Syria's Middle Euphrates River valley, Army Col. Rob Manning, the Pentagon's director of press operations, told reporters yesterday.
Highlight: Raising the heat to lower the cost of solar energy
Sandia National Laboratories will receive $10.5 million from the Department of Energy to research and design a cheaper and more efficient solar energy system...
Highlight: Game-changing weaponry in development, says Army secretary
Within a decade, if not sooner, leap-ahead technologies like lasers, hypersonic weapons, mobile and secure networks and unmanned/autonomous air and ground vehicles will likely reside in combat formations, said the Army's secretary.
Highlight: PNNL successfully vitrifies three gallons of radioactive tank waste
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have vitrified low-activity waste from underground storage tanks at Hanford, immobilizing the radioactive and chemical materials within a durable glass waste form.
Highlight: National Guard conducts annual cyber exercise
By working closely with interagency partners and the private sector, the National Guard seeks to strengthen network cybersecurity and leverage new and emerging technologies for homeland defense...
Highlight: Made in the USA: Department of Energy labs help advance technology to ensure supply of key medical isotopes
That can now be said of the radioactive isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), last made in the United States in the late 1980s. Its short-lived decay product, technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is the most widely used radioisotope in medical diagnostic imaging. Tc-99m is best known for imaging blood flow in a cardiac nuclear stress test...