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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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Dr. Robert Heinssen, acting director of Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health, will discuss the largest study of suicide and mental health among military personnel ever... more

In its 50th year of operations, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) provides tropical cyclone reconnaissance, forecasts and warnings in the 110 million square miles encompassed by the Pacific and Indian Oceans for the U.S.... more

Small embedded transducers gathering sound-wave information are delivering real-time vehicle armor health monitoring systems that could eventually help protect our Nation’s warfighters. Dr. Thomas Meitzler, scientist at the U.S. Army... more

Ron Meyers, quantum physicist at the Army Research Laboratory, will discuss a new way of seeing objects that were once hidden from sight. He and his team are credited in taking quantum ghost imaging from a physics curiosity and making it... more

Dr. Cynthia Lundgren, chief of the Electrochemistry Branch in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate at Army Research Laboratory, will discuss fuel cell technology that has the potential to lower the weight burden carried by soldiers... more

Dr. Barry Spargo, head of the Chemical Dynamics and Diagnostics Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory, will discuss research options that show great promise for providing new sources of power and energy for force mobility and reducing... more

Col. Dave Belote, commander of the 99th Air Base Wing, will discuss one of the Air Force's most ambitious green initiatives, the Nellis Air Force Base Solar Array, which is comprised of more than 72,000 solar panels containing 6 million solar... more

Barbara McQuiston, Special Assistant for Energy at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will discuss DARPA's comprehensive research and development effort aimed at creating technologies that can lead to... more

Students enrolled in Defense Department schools deserve and need the best science education possible, one that enables them to fulfill personal ambitions and career goals in an ever-changing world. The challenge is enormous and... more

Many of the best ideas for solving Warfighter challenges come from the Warfighters themselves. Unfortunately, these good ideas often get buried in the bureaucracy and never make it into the formal acquisition, research, and/or... more

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