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Dr. Brian Dorr from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Research Center and his team demonstrated an innovative aerial control method deploying dead neonatal mice baits treated with acetaminophen, which is toxic to snakes. This method significantly reduced brown tree snake numbers at the demonstration sites in Guam, and has excellent potential to help deter the spread of brown tree snakes from Guam to other locations that are conducive to the snake’s establishment, including Hawaii. More

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Mr. David Frederick of the 417th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Landing Gear Team, at Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah, together with his team, demonstrated the use of low hydrogen embrittlement (LHE) zinc-nickel (Zn-Ni) to replace cadmium plating in aircraft landing gear manufacturing and maintenance. Based on test results and in field performance tracking, LHE Zn-Ni has already been implemented into the Air Force overhaul facility and is being adopted by industry as an alternative to cadmium plating. More

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Three promising new FY 2016 Munitions Response projects, that aim to improve detection and classification of military munitions found at underwater sites, were approved during a recent SERDP Scientific Advisory Board meeting. More.

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In 2012, the Weapons Systems & Platforms Program Area released a Fiscal Year 2014 SEED SON calling for research on environmentally sustainable binder systems for energetic materials. Two SEED projects selected to pursue research on this topic have shown significant progress. More

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The majority of the water systems at DoD installations were installed before 1970 and are reaching the end of their design lifetime. One of the consequences of having an aging underground piping infrastructure is the increased likelihood of potable water leaks. Technologies demonstrated by a current ESTCP project can detect these losses before there is any physical evidence of a leak, which has the potential to save thousands of gallons of water per day. More

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Transition to end users of the research and demonstrations funded under SERDP and ESTCP is of primary importance to the Programs. To further technology transition efforts, ESTCP released a solicitation in April 2015 to seek innovative technology transfer approaches. A total of 14 projects were selected for funding, eight of which address issues associated with the Environmental Restoration Program Area. More

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In 2007, SERDP and the DoD Legacy Resource Management Program sponsored a Workshop on Southeast Region Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species. As a result, SERDP funded three research projects in 2009 to develop ecological reference models and assessment frameworks for ecological recovery in the southeastern United States. More

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Magnetometry and electromagnetic induction technologies have long been used to survey former military sites for buried munitions as part of evaluation and cleanup efforts. In 2009, ESTCP, with input from representatives of the services, state and federal regulators, and the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC), formalized a Geophysical System Verification process by which these geophysical technologies are rigorously evaluated for performance. More

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Polyimide Resin-15 (PMR-15) is classified as a polymerized monomeric reactant and is used in the preparation of carbon fiber reinforced composites. Methylene dianiline (MDA) is a component of PMR-15 that is a known carcinogen and liver toxin. SERDP has funded several research and development efforts on the topic of MDA alternatives as well as efforts aimed at sustainable PMR-15 alternatives. More

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The U.S. Department of Energy looks to advance the nation’s energy system through research, development, demonstration, and deployment opportunities. The recently released 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review examines the status of new technologies developed around a rapidly evolving energy science. More

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