Materials – Muzzling hearing loss …
A patented Oak Ridge National Laboratory graphite foam that is cutting thousands of dollars a year from arena lighting costs (http://tntoday.utk.edu/2014/02/24/thompsonboling-arena-world-cuttingedge-lighting/) could also help preserve U.S. soldiers’ hearing. The foam, developed by a team led by James Klett of ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division, is part of a new muzzle suppression system for military weapons. The technology could reduce medical expenses for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and improve the quality of life for soldiers and veterans.
July 14, 2014