Author: Tim Reeves, ERDC Corporate Communications Office
  • Digital buoys could expand inland navigation communications network

    With more than 12,000 buoys already playing a critical role in our nation’s inland navigation system, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is researching a way to use patented technology to make those buoys even more valuable.
  • Kit offers easier, less-expensive solution to sand boil threat

    After years of development and laboratory testing, engineers are at the precipice of giving USACE Divisions and Districts a vital tool in protecting our nation’s critical levee systems and the lives and livelihoods those levees defend.
  • Advanced materials, methods driving new life in critical infrastructure

    Ten years ago, Dr. Guillermo Riveros was at home when his son came to him with a cut – a deep one – on his hand from trying to open a can. It was Sunday, and there was not an opportunity to go to the doctor for stitches.
  • Life’s basic building blocks used in search for threatened species

    The Department of Defense maintains 30 million acres of critical military installations and training land. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees 12 million acres of public lands and water and oversees much of our nation’s vital infrastructure components.
  • Forged Under Fire: Near-death experience galvanizes leadership principles for ERDC’s Vargas

    During Lt. Col. Rico Vargas’ first deployment to Iraq in 2006, he was injured when the Stryker he was riding in struck a buried improvised explosive device.
  • Protecting, modernizing our nation’s infrastructure

    Imagine a world where buildings are coated in a material that turns slightly darker in the winter, absorbing solar energy to help warm the interior. Imagine that same material turning white during the summer to better reflect that same solar energy, keeping the interior cooler.
  • ERDC brings history, experience to the crucial fight against climate change

    In early June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report showing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere had reached levels not seen in more than 4 million years. The report has brought more weight to the emphasis President Biden’s administration has placed on a “climate crisis that threatens our people and communities, public health and economy, and, starkly, our ability to live on the planet Earth.”
  • Following Mother Nature's lead to solve nation's infrastructure challenges

    At a time when Congress is fleshing out the final details of a significant investment in the nation’s infrastructure, Dr. Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, offered testimony on how infrastructure projects built using natural elements may be the best solution to key infrastructure challenges moving forward.