New York University researchers are studying people’s behavior as they leave healthcare facilities to see how they physically interact with their immediate surroundings. The research will help develop localized disease-transmission models that can be applied to larger areas, such as cities. Potential models could be critical for predicting the continued spread of COVID-19 as well as future pandemics. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding the Three-dimensions to Enhance Response (DETER) one-year project.
Torch Technologies, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded more than $48 million to investigate, design, develop, and evaluate a scalable simulation enterprise for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command Research, Development, and Engineering Center. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.