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Bio-inspired innovation and national security

Author: Robert E Armstrong; National Defense University. Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Published for the Center for Technology and National Security Policy by National Defense University Press : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.], 2010.
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From the Introduction: This volume is designed as an overview of the many applications of biology to the military and national security writ large (with the exception of bioweapons and biomedicine). Policy issues are covered, and original research is presented. The diversity of the authors' backgrounds reflects the breadth of applications and opportunities of biology to modern problems. The read should walk away  Read more...
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Bio-inspired innovation and national security.
xxii, 348 p.
(DLC) 2010002967
(OCoLC)520438455
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Armstrong; National Defense University. Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
ISBN: 9780160920349 0160920345
OCLC Number: 659860254
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 348 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Biotech impact on the warfighter / Thomas X. Hammes --
New biological advances and military medical ethics / Edmund G. Howe --
The life sciences, security, and the challenge of biological weapons : an overview / Michael Moodie --
Biological warfare : a warfighting perspective / John B. Alexander --
Abiotic sensing / James J. Valdes [and others] --
Biosensors and bioelectronics / Dimitra Stratis-Cullum and James Sumner --
Bioenzymes and defense / Adrienne Huston --
Bioenergy : renewable liquid fuels / Michael Ladisch --
Bio-inspired materials and operations / Erica R. Valdes --
Learning unmanned vehicle control from echolocating bats / Eric W. Justh --
Neurorobotics : neurobiologically inspired robots / Jeffrey Krichmar --
Biomimetic, sociable robots for human-robot interaction / Eleanore Edson, Judith Lytle, and Thomas McKenna --
Biomechanically inspired robotics / John Socha and Justin Grubich --
Biological automata and national security / Yaakov Benenson --
Enhanced human performance and metabolic engineering / James J. Valdes and James P. Chambers --
Functional neuroimaging in defense policy / Richard Genik III, Christopher Green, and David C. Peters II --
Forging stress resilience : building psychological hardiness / Paul Bartone --
Neuroplasticity, mind fitness, and military effectiveness / Elizabeth Stanley --
Bio-inspired network science / João Hespanha and Francis Doyle III --
Ethics and the biologized battlefield : moral issues in 21st-century conflict / William D. Casebeer --
Legal issues affecting biotechnology / Joseph Rutigliano, Jr. --
Building the nonmedical bio workforce for 2040 / Timothy Coffey and Joel Schnur.
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. Armstrong [and others].

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From the Introduction: This volume is designed as an overview of the many applications of biology to the military and national security writ large (with the exception of bioweapons and biomedicine). Policy issues are covered, and original research is presented. The diversity of the authors' backgrounds reflects the breadth of applications and opportunities of biology to modern problems. The read should walk away enlightened as to the many possible ways in which biology is influencing and will continue to influence national security. Authors were asked to provede foresight on trends and indicators in their areas of interest (but not forecasts, which would describe a single future state) in order to better understand their implications for the next 20 years or so.

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