U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

Photo by Sony Pictures “Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms, may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could hold a very…

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House Approves First Congressional Action on Bangladesh Safety Reform

Photo by Shutterstock Nearly two months after a deadly building collapse claimed the lives of 1,127 garment workers outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, the U.S. House of…

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U.S. Military, USDA Exploring Eco-Friendlier Insect-Protective Gear

Photo by Shutterstock The US Department of Agriculture is at war – with insects and it’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Maryland is working hard to provide troops…

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Next-Generation Camouflage Makeup Shields Soldiers From Bomb Blasts

Photo by Shutterstock Camouflage makeup can do more than hide soldiers from their enemies. Scientists have developed a next-generation face paint that also shields their faces from the…

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