The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking technology capable of protecting against radiation from nuclear or atomic attacks, GovExec reports.
Diane Barnes writes that the agency wants the technology to help counter the short-term effects of radiation during both pre and post-exposure phases.
DARPA also wants to apply the technology against long-term effects of radiation such as cancer and indicated caffeine and other antioxidents could help protect genetic material, according to the report.
Millie Donlon, a program manager at the DARPA’s defense sciences office, said the agency is seeking input from many fields.
The agency will accept proposals from government, academic and private sector sources, Barnes writes.