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Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military is a weekly webcast that discusses the importance of science and technology to military operations and the Department of Defense. We interview scientists, administrators, and operators to inform our listeners about cutting-edge scientific research and development sponsored by various defense offices. Tweet questions to @ArmedwScience and get SCIENCED!

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We’re broadcasting live from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, with Col Paul Sheppard, Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force – Support Forces Antarctica. Col Sheppard will discuss the major contributions by Servicemembers in support of... more

The number of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) casualties has increased tremendously, especially for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers who are exposed to IED associated blasts are often not aware of any resulting mild... more

Mr. R. Paul Ryan, administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), will discuss DoD Techipedi a scientific and technical wiki, designed to increase collaboration among DoD scientists, engineers, program managers and... more

Dr. Ray Perez, program officer with the Office of Naval Research, will discuss how video games can impact adult “fluid intelligence,” the fundamental ability to reason and solve problems in novel contexts. When people think of the U.S.... more

Jennifer Ouellette, director of the National Academy of Sciences' Science and Entertainment Exchange, and Jamie Paglia, co-creator and executive producer of the SyFy Channel’s EUREKA, will discuss their experiences connecting the... more

Dr. George Doschek, head of the Solar Terrestrial Relationships Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Dr. Russell Howard, astrophysicist at NRL, join us for a discussion of solar physics research. Solar events such as... more

The Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch addresses issues related to underwater research, including the science and technology used to locate and study wrecks, recover artifacts, restore and... more

The Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has conducted their DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge for the last 4 years to identify and recognize the Top Guns in the community and solve real-world challenges that digital forensic... more

For almost 60 years, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has expanded the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force’s basic research program. The resulting... more

Dr. Andy Young, chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), and Mr. Gerry Darsch, director of the Combat Feeding Program at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, will discuss... more

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