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1/18/2019

Cancer patients sometimes neglect to take the pills they need to fight their disease, but University of Minnesota researchers have developed a way to remind them and keep track of timing and dosages. Sensors embedded in each pill signal wearable receiver patches that, in turn, relay the information to the patient's smartphone and the physician's medical records.

1/18/2019

Florida Polytechnic University used a $46,000 NATO grant to buy a 3D printer that can produce continuous carbon fiber-reinforced polymer shells that can withstand the intense pressure of nuclear radiation detectors. The high-strength material will allow researchers to improve the efficiency and portability of ionization detectors, says grant winner Robert Austin, a physics professor.

1/17/2019

The USS North Dakota is winding up a six-month deployment -- its first -- and is due to return to its Groton, Conn., home port at the end of this month. The sub is the second US naval vessel named after the state.

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The Associated Press
1/17/2019

The Navy's littoral combat ships were out of action last year, but that will change this year. Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander of Naval Surface Forces, says the USS Montgomery and USS Gabrielle Giffords will deploy from San Diego to the Western Pacific, and the USS Detroit will deploy to the East Coast from Mayport, Fla.

1/17/2019

The Navy says it successfully test-fired near-hypersonic projectiles from existing guns on a destroyer last summer. The tests were carried out as part of the Rim of the Pacific exercises aboard the USS Dewey using its standard Mk 45 5-inch main deck gun.

1/17/2019

General Dynamics will be planning and carrying out
maintenance and upgrades on the USS George H.W. Bush under a new $91.4 million contract. Work includes dry-docking and depot-level maintenance and various modifications.

1/17/2019

The USS Wichita is headed to Mayport, Fla., for commissioning as the Navy's latest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship. The vessel is the 13th of its kind.

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Naval Technology
1/17/2019

The US and European shipbuilding industries remain largely segregated, though some trans-Atlantic partnerships have proven fruitful. Many nations are loath to surrender their independent ability to manufacture naval vessels, considering it vital to defense.

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Defense News
1/17/2019

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson traveled to China this week to meet his naval counterpart and other leaders in an effort to reduce the risk of clashes between US and Chinese military forces. The visit comes amid tensions between the two nations in the South China Sea.

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The Associated Press
1/17/2019

Do you get the 3 o'clock munchies but can never find the perfect size snack? January's member of the month, LCDR Savannah Gill, has just the fix we all need! Head over to the member of the month page to read the whole interview.

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