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Article ID: 530287

World's Largest Unclassified Database of Terror Attacks Now Live Online

University of Maryland, College Park

The world's largest unclassified database of terrorism attacks is now available online for general use by researchers, policy-makers, media and the general public "“ an important tool that the researchers say may help develop more effective responses to terrorism.

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23-May-2007 4:20 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 530235

World's Largest Unclassified Database of Terrorism Incidents to Debut

University of Maryland, College Park

Demonstration and debut of the world's largest unclassified database of terrorism incidents "“ the Global Terrorism Database. Developed by START, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism based at the University of Maryland, the database will be freely available online to policy-makers, researchers the media and the general public. START is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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22-May-2007 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 529048

Media Coverage of Pakistan Stokes Global Terrorism Fears

University of Maryland, College Park

A New University of Maryland study finds patterns of coverage in major U.S. newspapers that may still be contributing to public confusion over the need for a global "War on Terror" and the public's perception of the global terrorist risk.

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16-Apr-2007 1:20 PM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 525709

Book by Psychology Professor Focuses on Terrorism

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Terrorism has plagued the United States throughout its history, though some seem to believe it began with the Oklahoma City bombing and the Sept. 11 attacks. A new book by a Binghamton University faculty member argues that studying the history of terrorism in this country can lead to an understanding of the changing nature of the problem, methods for coping with the threat and the psychological, political and legal principles involved.

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5-Dec-2006 5:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 525603

Book Examines Media Bias in Coverage of President's Speeches

Virginia Tech

Jim A. Kuypers, assistant professor of communication at Virginia Tech, reveals a disturbing world of media bias in his new book Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006).

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30-Nov-2006 7:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 524834

Cybersecurity Expert Says Nationwide Use of Computerized Voting Poses Risk

Purdue University

Many of the paperless computerized voting systems adopted in wake of the "hanging chad" presidential election controversy in 2000 have the potential to create more problems than they solve. According to Eugene Spafford, director of CERIAS, the technology may cause a debacle reminiscent of the 2000 election.

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1-Nov-2006 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 524813

Findings Could Foil Two Potential Bioterror Agents

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

Two lethal and easily transmitted viruses -- both potential bioterror agents -- may soon be much less dangerous, thanks to research led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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31-Oct-2006 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 524162

LOGIIC Helps Keep Oil, Gas Control Systems Safe

Sandia National Laboratories

For the past 12 months, Sandia has served as the lead lab in Project LOGIIC (Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cyber Security). The project was created to keep U.S. oil and gas control systems safe and secure, and to help minimize the chance that a terrorist attack could severely damage or cripple America's oil and gas infrastructure.

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9-Oct-2006 2:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 523853

Study Shows Internet to be Resilient Against Terror Attack

Ohio State University

Researchers have simulated what would happen to Internet reliability in the United States if terrorists were able to knock out various physical components of the network. The good news is that it would be very difficult to cause major disruptions across the country, although destruction of some key parts could seriously degrade Internet quality.

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28-Sep-2006 12:00 PM EDT
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    28-Aug-2006 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 522977

New Anthrax Inhibitor Could Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Strain

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a new approach to treating anthrax exposure, a team of scientists has created an inhibitor designed to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant strains. Reporting in PNAS, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Toronto describe the new anthrax toxin inhibitor, which performed successfully in both laboratory and animal tests.

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23-Aug-2006 4:20 PM EDT
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