The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the defense department created the Biostasis program to make this golden hour much longer, a race against time itself, not just to improve logistics and battlefield care, but also to assist combat medics in treating traumatic injuries.
At the molecular level, life is a set of continuous biochemical reactions, and a defining characteristic of these reactions is that they need a catalyst to occur at all,' wrote Tristan McClure-Begley, Biostasis program manager, in DARPA's website last March 1.
The Biostasis program aims to pursue numerous approaches in slowing down biochemical processes in living cells, according to McClure-Begley, starting from simple biological treatment like antibodies to holistic treatments applicable to whole cells and tissues.
DARPA created the Biostasis program to develop new possibilities for extending the golden hour, not by improving logistics or battlefield care, but by going after time itself, at least how the body manages it.
Biostasis is initially aimed at generating proof-of-concept, benchtop technologies and testing their application in simple living systems for experimental validation.
Mechanism behind this effectiveness against RKN may be due to toxicity, biostasis
and repellency of these bacterial species (Sasnarukkit et al.
This means that a person wishing to retain their wealth across what could be many decades of biostasis
might attempt do so by memorizing their access code and destroying any physical record of it -putting this wealth out of circulation until their future revival with memories intact.
Drawing always on Zhao's constructed photographs, the JCZ has from the beginning oscillated between the kinds of "documentary" projects represented by the Pulau Pejantan images and a range of sly, Swiftian "research" programs whose data- and image-rich mode of conceptual double entendre--on offer in ideas such as the proposed farming of tigers for medicinal purposes to reduce poaching ("Medicinal Tigers," 2007), "metamaterial" camouflage cloaks that secret observers in the field ("The Blind," 2008-10), and a process that induces biostasis
to extend the life spans of endangered animals ("Acusis," 2008)--is designed to simultaneously inhabit and dismantle certain familiar structures of environmentalism, animal husbandry, and zoological research.
for weeks in biostasis
," the Reptiles "dart about faster and faster, scream past each other at supersonic speed, their flexible skulls flapping in black winds of insect agony.
biostasis, is catching on, especially among those who think of their minds as information processes.
Soon after realizing that biostasis would work, I came across an impressively false work of prediction: Entropy, by Jeremy Rifkin (Viking, 1980).