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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!

On-Demand Episodes

Dr. Sujeeta Bhatt, research scientist (IPA), at the Defense Intelligence Agency, will discuss deception detection methodologies and research. In particular, Dr. Bhatt will discuss the use of neuroimaging techniques to detect deception.The... more

Dr. Stephen R. Muza, Thermal & Mountain Medicine Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, will discuss the impact of the thin air of high altitude on conducting mountain operations and explain how the... more

Kelley Hughes, strategic communications officer, and Alicia Owsiak, deputy chief of the Technology Divsion, at the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, will discuss non-lethal weapon systems with a range of... more

Substance use and abuse, including non-medical use of prescription drugs, is an issue of concern in the US Military. Michael E. Kilpatrick, MD, Director of Strategic Communications for the Military Health System in the Office of the Assistant... more

Hardening Army base camps from explosions and projectiles would be much simpler if we had super materials to work with, say materials with 10 times the strength of steel or twice that of Kevlar. We’ve known for years that materials... more

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at the Emory University School of Medicine, will discuss research investigating Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic... more

Military personnel can't shop at several different stores until they find clothing & equipment that's just the right fit for their body type, and the consequences of ill fitting equipment on the battlefield go far beyond crimes of fashion. So... more

Army scientists have developed vaccines against two types of hantaviruses, which are known health threats to U.S. troops stationed in Europe and Asia. The research team used small amounts of genetic material, or DNA, from the... more

Dr. Larry Schuette, Director of Innovation at the Office of Naval Research, will discuss how science is being used to produce innovations for saving energy at sea. The Department of the Navy is going green just like the rest of the... more

Drs. Ivy Estabrook, program officer for the Human, Social, Cultural and Behavioral Science program at the Office of Naval Research, and Elisa Bienenstock, Chief Human Science Officer at NSI, Inc., will discuss the Defense Department's... more