An Army dental clinic discovered that on three separate days in the last week, it used non-sterilized equipment.
Patients who were treated at the Hohenfels Dental Clinic in Germany on July 5th, 8th, and 9th are being contacted to "discuss precautionary steps to ensure their health and safety," according to an Army press release.
But commander of Dental Activity Bavaria under Dental Health Command Europe, Lt. Col. Paul Boquet, said in the press release that the "potential health risk to affected patients is very low," though the clinic is taking "precautionary measures to ensure the safety of patients seen on those days."
The breakdown in sterilization occurred in the last step of the sterilization process — a steam-filled pressure chamber "failed to completely sterilize several sets of dental instruments."
Army researchers have devised a method to produce ceramic body armor, lightweight but strong, from a 3D printer. Except that 3D printers are meant to print out knickknacks, not flak jackets — which meant that engineers had to hack into the printer to get the job done.
There are #squadgoals, and then there are squad goals — and only one of them includes a potential future accompanied by autonomous murderbots.
Hot on the heels of the Marine Corps's head-to-toe overhaul of infantry rifle squads, a handful of grunts at the Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California recently conducted field testing alongside a handful of autonomous robots engineered by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Squad X Experimentation program.
An otherwise sleepy confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper was jolted from its legislative stupor after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled the former Raytheon lobbyist on ethical issues regarding his involvement with his former employer.