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Lab Day at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Perara guides a robot during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. Perara is assigned to the Marine Warfighting Laboratory. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Perara guides a robot during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. Perara is assigned to the Marine Warfighting Laboratory. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • A marine walks past a remotely piloted aircraft outside the Pentagon during the Department of Defense Lab Day, May 14, 2015. The aircraft is being developed by the Naval Research Laboratory. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Axy Pagan-Vasquez, a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, discusses how low-velocity wind energy is being captured using flexible strips of material during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center is developing the technology for use in conditions beyond suitable for wind turbines. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Salvador demonstrates how a field containment kit is used to test viruses such as Ebola during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. Salvador is assigned to the Naval Medical Research Center. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • A Department of Defense Lab Day attendee reaches for shelf-stable pizza at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. The pizza, which was available for public consumption during Lab Day, will become available in Meals Ready to Eat. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Infrared lights line a helmet being designed to treat traumatic brain injuries. The helmet design, which is undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder, was on disply during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Dr. Frank C. Tortella, neuropharmacologist and brain trauma neurobiologist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, holds a bottle of "NNZ-2566" -- a type of medicine being developed to treat multiple symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. The medicine, which is expected to be ready for human trials soon, was on display during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom