“A large percentage of the Navy’s history resides in sunken ship wrecks and aircrafts and are literally scattered around the globe,” Dr. Robert Neyland, Underwater Archeology Branch head, with the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archeology Lab explained during a Dec. 16 interview on the Pentagon Channel podcast “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military.” (more…)
Public fascination with television’s CSI forensic detectives may be partly responsible for the high level of interest garnered by a Defense Department contest to solve cyber crimes. More than 1,100 teams from around the globe competed in this year’s Digital Forensics Challenge.
The winners will attend a Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3) conference that starts Jan. 22 in St. Louis. The contest was created by Jim Christy, director of future exploration at DC3. (more…)
Nutritionists at the Defense Department’s Combat Feeding Program and the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine are working together to provide soldiers with healthy, good-tasting, sustainable and nutritionally sound combat rations.
“We’re charged with a fairly awesome task, and that is to fuel the Defense Department’s most flexible and adaptable weapons platform, and that of course is the individual warfighter,” said Gerry Darsch, director of the Defense Department’s Combat Feeding Program (more…)
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET, we will interview Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Callahan, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Operations Officer, who will discuss the basics of tropical meteorology along with how the Joint Typhoon Warning Center is able to complete their mission with the use of the latest weather satellite technology, improvements in computer modeling, and through partnerships with other agencies. In its 50th year of operations, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center provides tropical cyclone reconnaissance, forecasts and warnings in the 110 million square miles encompassed by the Pacific and Indian Oceans for the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Scientists at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing tiny automatic sensors that can be manufactured right into the armored plates of vehicles. The sensors self-report when they’re in good condition – and when they’ve been damaged.
Dr. Thomas Meitzler, team leader of TARDEC’s nondestructive testing and evaluation laboratory, says (more…)
Earlier this week on Armed with Science, we had the opportunity to speak with Ron Meyers, quantum physicist at the Army Research Laboratory. Meyers discussed ghost imaging,which is a technique that allows a high resolution camera to produce an image of an object which the camera itself cannot see.
It uses two sensors, one that looks at a light source and another that looks at the object. (more…)