Beauty of Basic Research: ARL, MIT advance delicate surgery with tech development

August 20, 2012

A little more than a decade ago, the U.S. Army saw promise in a basic science research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) investigating low-loss light reflective materials they hoped would someday result in fibers that could be woven into Soldier uniforms to block radiation or serve as filters for telecommunications. But early research led a team of military and university scientists to develop an exceptional surgical tool that today is saving Soldier and civilian lives.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: August 20, 2012