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Article ID: 701318

S&T Develops Terrorism Prevention Research Findings Dashboard

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To counter the continually growing and changing threat of violent extremism, DHS S&T has developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 catalogued terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents.

Released:
28-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700646

New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now Available

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699678

DHS Awards $199K for Development of Energy Harvesting Fabric

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $199,260 to Boston-based Protect the Force, Inc. for the development of photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting fabrics.

Released:
28-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699666

Tree swallow study: Stressful events have long-term health impacts

Cornell University

Little is known about how brief yet acute stressors – such as war, natural disasters and terror attacks – affect those exposed to them, though human experience suggests they have long-term impacts. Two recent studies of tree swallows uncover long-term consequences of such passing but major stressful events. Both studies provide information on how major stressful events have lasting effects and why some individuals are more susceptible to those impacts than others.

Released:
28-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699637

S&T Develops the First Line of Defense Against Acts of Targeted Violence

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Since 2010, the U.S. government has invested more than $20 million into understanding all forms of radicalization to violence, as well as effective prevention and intervention measures. Federal agencies such as the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are at the forefront of this work.

Released:
28-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    21-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698308

Nanobot Pumps Destroy Nerve Agents

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Once in the territory of science fiction, “nanobots” are closer than ever to becoming a reality, with possible applications in medicine, manufacturing, robotics and fluidics. Today, scientists report progress in developing the tiny machines: They have made nanobot pumps that destroy nerve agents, while simultaneously administering an antidote.

Released:
7-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 698597

Penn State Introduces Graduate Nuclear Security Option

Penn State College of Engineering

To ensure the continued security and safety of our nation’s nuclear enterprises, the Penn State College of Engineering is formally introducing a nuclear security option in its nuclear engineering master’s program.

Released:
6-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 697841

Bomb Disarming with High- and Low-Tech Solutions

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To ensure bomb techs are on the cutting edge of technology as they address evolving threats, DHS S&T created the Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) program. REDOPS connects the 466 bomb squads of varying sizes and budgets across the country with the tools and information they need to perform their duties better, faster and more safely.

Released:
24-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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