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Bio-inspired Innovation and National Security

Title:
Bio-inspired Innovation and National Security
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GPO Stock Number:
008-046-00264-9
ISBN:
9780160855016
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Robert E. Armstrong, et al., editors. This volume is about applications of the biological sciences, here called "biologically inspired innovations," to the military. Rather than treating biology as a series of threats to be dealt with, such innovations generally approach the biological sciences as a set of opportunities for the military to gain strategic advantage over adversaries. These opportunities range from looking at everything from genes to brains, from enhancing human performance to creating renewable energy, from sensing the environment around us to harnessing its power.

 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations xi
Foreword xiii
Andrew W. Marshall
Introduction xvii

Part One
Perspectives on Biological Warfare
chapter 1
Biotech Impact on the Warfighter 1
Thomas X. Hammes
chapter 2
New Biological Advances and Military Medical Ethics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  9
Edmund G. Howe
chapter 3
The Life Sciences, Security, and the Challenge
of Biological Weapons: An Overview 21
Michael Moodie
Chapter 4
Biological Warfare: A Warfighting Perspective .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  39
John B. Alexander


Part Two
Biomolecular Engineering
chapter 5
Abiotic Sensing 55
James J. Valdes, Andrew Ellington, William E. Bentley,
Roy G. Thompson, and James P. Chambers
chapter 6
Biosensors and Bioelectronics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  77
Dimitra Stratis-Cullum and James Sumner
chapter 7
Bioenzymes and Defense .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  105
Adrienne Huston
chapter 8
Bioenergy: Renewable Liquid Fuels .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  119
Michael Ladisch
chapter 9
Bio-inspired Materials and Operations .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  139
Erica R. Valdes

Part Three
Bio-inspired Machines
chapter 10
Learning Unmanned Vehicle Control from Echolocating Bats .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  157
Eric W. Justh
chapter 11
Neurorobotics: Neurobiologically Inspired Robots .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  169
Jeffrey Krichmar
chapter 12
Biomimetic, Sociable Robots for Human-Robot Interaction .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  177
Eleanore Edson, Judith Lytle, and Thomas McKenna
chapter 13
Biomechanically Inspired Robotics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  195
John Socha and Justin Grubich
chapter 14
Biological Automata and National Security .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  207
Yaakov Benenson

Part Four
Human Applications
chapter 15
Enhanced Human Performance and Metabolic Engineering .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  219
James J. Valdes and James P. Chambers
chapter 16
Functional Neuroimaging in Defense Policy .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  227
Richard Genik III, Christopher Green, and David C. Peters II
chapter 17
Forging Stress Resilience: Building Psychological Hardiness .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  243
Paul Bartone
chapter 18
Neuroplasticity, Mind Fitness, and Military Effectiveness .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  257
Elizabeth Stanley
chapter 19
Bio-inspired Network Science 281
João Hespanha and Francis Doyle III

Part Five
Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security
Implications for the Department of Defense
chapter 20
Ethics and the Biologized Battlefield: Moral Issues in 21st-century Conflict .  .  293
William D. Casebeer
chapter 21
Legal Issues Affecting Biotechnology 305
Joseph Rutigliano, Jr.
chapter 22
Building the Nonmedical Bio Workforce for 2040 323
Timothy Coffey and Joel Schnur
Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
About the Contributors 343

Audience

Target audience are medical and scientific researchers studying and working with the biological sciences, especially in the military.  This publication would also be useful for policymakers and members of government involved in biological studies, such as the study of biological warfare, and useful to members of the military and the general public interested in how the biological sciences are applied to the military and military operations.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$16.00
International Price:
$22.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy
Author:
  • Armstrong, Robert E.
Year/Pages:
2010: 372 p.; ill.
Notes:
Although this title has an OO8-046 stock number stem, it is an NDU publication.
Key Phrases:
  • Bionics
  • Biomimetics
  • Biological Warfare
  • Bioterrorism Prevention
  • National Security
Weight:
1.375
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/27/2010
Last Status Update:
01/25/2017
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