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5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch

From more powerful body armor to better tasting food, these technologies in development aim to improve the life and safety of military service members.
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Earlier this year, a new retort food processing system was installed at the Defense Department's Combat Feeding Directorate in Natick, Mass. The vessel uses a new method that combines water and motion to develop military food that is safe to eat and that makes thermal processing much more efficient. It can process 195 eight-ounce ready-to-eat pouches, or 20 six-pound polymeric tray packs, at a time using water immersion, saturated steam, water spray or water spray with gentle motion. The Army said it can now design products that are more visually appealing and nutritious, and process them the same way vendors would.

Image credit: David Kamm, U.S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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10/16/2013 | 6:59:31 PM
re: 5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
I was thinking the leap from altitude sickness to motion sickness might not be that large. I hear you on the data centers, some of the interesting ones are underground not up in the air :)
Chuck Brooks
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Chuck Brooks,
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10/15/2013 | 5:28:57 PM
re: 5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
The TALOS project is well along MIT also has an interesting future soldier initiative. Technologies for survivability certainly are the right priority for Army research.
GAProgrammer
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GAProgrammer,
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10/14/2013 | 3:11:50 PM
re: 5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
It isn't anti-motion sickness, it is altitude sickness. Not the same thing. Also, the app just predicts when it will occur, it doesn't do anything about it.

That would have a very limited and minimal impact on the non-military world. Unless people start building datacenters up high ;-)
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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10/11/2013 | 4:57:22 PM
re: 5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
As someone who has eaten her share of military-quality food, I promise, no one is lining up. Except maybe for the freeze-dried strawberries.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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10/11/2013 | 4:36:35 PM
re: 5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
But anti motion-sickness software on a smartwatch could appeal to many people.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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10/11/2013 | 2:18:27 PM
re: 5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
Not sure I see the rest of the world lining up for military-quality food.
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