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August 2011

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Opportunities in Protection Materials Science and Technology for Future Army ApplicationsOpportunities in Protection Materials Science and Technology for Future Army Applications



Armor plays a significant role in the protection of warriors. Over the course of history, the introduction of new materials and improvements in the materials already used to construct armor have led to better protection and a reduction in the weight of the armor. But even with such advances in materials, the weight of the armor required to manage threats of ever-increasing destructive capability presents a huge challenge.


An Assessment of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory
An Assessment of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory


The U.S. underground community has pushed for larger underground facilities on the scale of major laboratories in other countries. An Assessment of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) addresses this matter by evaluating the major physics questions and experiments that could be explored with the proposed DUSEL.


Assessment of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology
Assessment of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology: Interim Letter Report


The report provides an evaluation of detailed appraisals for the Department of Energy estimating the amount of extractable energy from U.S. marine and hydrokinetic resources. In order to assess the overall potential for U.S. MHK resources and technologies, this report evaluates the methodologies, technologies, and assumptions associated with the wave and tidal energy resource assessments.

Upcoming Meetings

August 1-2
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (STEM)
Waterview Conference Center
1919 N. Lynn St.
Arlington, Virginia

August 10-11
Alternative Vehicles and Fuels
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Washington, DC
More Information

August 15-16

Meeting of the Committee to Assess Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants
Board on Army Science and Technology
Washington, DC
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NRC Report Favors DUSEL Science

The story cites the DEPS report "that underground science is critical to our changing world" and "the United States must have a direct role in accomplishing this groundbreaking science. ... the U.S. is especially well positioned to accomplish long baseline neutrino science due to its ability to shoot a beam of neutrinos from Fermilab, across a necessary long distance to nearly a mile underground at the proposed DUSEL." The Black Hills Pioneer reports that funding is not yet approved for a Department of Energy budget that includes $15 million for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory.

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Read the report, "An Assessment of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory"





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