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Manufacturing at the Point of Need Using Recycled, Reclaimed, and/or Indigenous Materials
INTRODUCTION The ability to manufacture at the point of need in austere environments is a very important concept for the military. Research at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (...
July 14, 2017 | Source: The University of British Columbia, news.ubc.ca, 13 June 2017, UBC Public Affairs
When the Rubber Hits the Road: Recycled Tires Fibers Create Stronger Concrete, Reduce Waste
UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires. The concrete has improved durability with better resistance to loads and cracking and could be...
Survivability and Vulnerability
May 8, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, army.mil, 30 November 2016, Argie Sarantinos-Perrin, RDECOM Public Affairs
Army Explores 3-D Printing's Future Applications for Soldiers, Force
A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs,...
September 9, 2016 | Source: Techbriefs.com
Recycling Technology Converts Plastic Waste to Energy
NASA’s expertise in rocket engine improvement helps optimize plastic recycling process equipment. As good as it feels to throw plastic items into the recycling bin, the fact is...
August 31, 2016 | Source: Phys.Org, 21 August 2016, American Chemical Society
Fungi Recycle Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries
Although rechargeable batteries in smartphones, cars and tablets can be charged again and again, they don't last forever. Old batteries often wind up in landfills or incinerators...
June 5, 2015 | Source: army-technology.com
Recycling Ammunition - Modern Militaries Do Their Bit to Reuse and Reclaim
In today’s budget conscious, environmentally aware climate, the modern military is well used to doing its bit to reuse, reclaim and recycle – and not just drinks cans, paper and...