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Projected Applications of Synthetic Biology for U.S. Army Protection, Detection, and Decontamination Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats

What are current and projected applications of synthetic biology for U.S. Army protection, detection, and decontamination against chemical, biological, and radiological threats?

Explosive Dissemination of Biological Agents Research

What information exists on explosive dissemination of biological agents?

Field-level Radiological Decontamination Capabilities

What capabilities exist for field-level decontamination in a radiological environment?


A Schematic showing the layering and coordination of anode / cathode structure for a battery structure

Scientists Find New Way to Enhance Durability of Lithium Batteries

Safe and efficient energy storage is important for American prosperity and security. With the adoption of both renewable energy sources and electric vehicles on the rise around the world, it is no surprise that research…

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EMPOWERing First Responders to Prepare for Severe Weather Events

The increasing frequency of severe weather events across the United States, most recently including hailstorms, tornadoes, and wildfires (and soon to include hurricanes and tropical storms) puts countless lives at risk and causes millions of…

Image of the AVCAD system for CBRN chemical threat detection.

Modular Next Generation Chemical Detector to Provide Integrated Layered CBRN Defense to Joint Force

Quickly detecting the presence of chemical agents is critical to joint force survivability. Knowing that danger is near allows commanders to make decisions that keep warfighters safe and/or gain useful information. The Aerosol Vapor Chemical…

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