To enable tomorrow's soldier to achieve "metabolic dominance" over his body, DARPA is working on a transdermal patch that releases instant nutrition through the skin. "We're researching the kinetics of moving substances through membranes," says Stephen Moody, head of the advanced processes and packaging team in Natick, Massachusetts. DARPA is also searching for a more direct way to turbocharge the body, eliminating the need for food altogether. This new branch of science, called "cellular energetics," seeks ways to zap energy-producing mitochondria straight into a person's cell structure.
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