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Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another. But on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dr. Valerie Rice, chief, U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate Army Medical Department Field Element in San Antonio, has participated in the Army Study Program since 2012. She has led a study entitled "Evaluating Next Generation Resiliency Training using the Virtual World of Second Life" for the last four years.

Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another. But on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dr. Valerie Rice, chief of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Human Research and Engineering Directorate Army Medical […]


US Army, Tufts team up to advance cognitive science

Scientists at the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences collect data on the efficacy of administering targeted brain stimulation on memory and navigation performance in novel environments.

Army researchers have teamed up with the Tufts University School of Engineering to create the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, or Center for ABCs. The center is co-directed by Dr. Caroline Mahoney, team leader for the U.S. Army […]


US Army scientists test fabric for new warfighter uniforms

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center researchers are part of a team looking to design a new warfighter uniform, which will decrease thermal burden to the warfighter while maintaining the same or better protection against chemical agents.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is leading an effort to design a new warfighter uniform – with added protection against chemical warfare agents encountered in the field. Army scientists are using both standard and new methods to test fabrics, which […]


Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

Items, which are added to helicopters, such as weapons systems, create drag and decrease aircraft performance.

U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft. The Suction and Oscillatory Blowing Actuator, or SaOB, invented by Israeli scientist, Dr. Avraham Seifert […]


Computer simulations improve lethality

Michael Cataldi, a mechanical engineer and modeling and simulation analyst with the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, explains how the Army uses finite element modeling to evaluate structural integrating of small caliber munitions during launch.

With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs. Mechanical engineers can understand the effects different caliber ammunition will have on targets. “We are able to get a […]


NASA Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation

NASA Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation

NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology that has the potential to save millions of dollars annually […]


US Army’s largest technical library collaborates to define its future

James Lackey, Redstone Scientific Information Center chairman and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center director, and board members reviewed near-term actions as well as far-term strategic plans during Board of Directors meeting held Mar. 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

The board of directors for the largest science and technology library in the Army met March 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC. Redstone Scientific Information Center, or RSIC, is a unique, […]


US Army researching uniforms that automatically decontaminate

Chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, of the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., inserts a swatch of fabric into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The swatch of uniform fabric has been treated with chemicals that can break down chemical warfare agents. The spectrometer is used to determine what those chemical warfare agents are broken down into when they come in contact with the fabric treatment.

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, on Aberdeen […]


Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study in Arctic extremes

For the second time in three years, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training. For the second time in three years, researchers from USARIEM traveled to […]


DoD Seeks Novel Ideas to Shape its Technological Future

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refuels an Air Force E-8C Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tyler Prince

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public –- anyone, really –- to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows […]


 
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