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Newswise: Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything

Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.

Channels: Government/Law, Terrorism, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics,

Released:
19-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Take Body Armor to the Next Level with High Energy Fibers

Researchers Take Body Armor to the Next Level with High Energy Fibers

Florida Atlantic University

Body armor for U.S. soldiers are heavy, cumbersome, and way above the desired aerial density, which limits their mobility and physical performance. FAU scientists expect to improve performance of military helmets and body armor using hybridized nanocomposite fibers. Like something out of the movie “Iron Man,” this new fiber will to lead to fast dissipation, greater energy absorption and ballistic performance. Bullet-proof armor performance is heavily dependent on the base material properties, which have changed little in recent years.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Materials Science, Terrorism, Grant Funded News, Energy,

Released:
3-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radioactive materials are a critical tool in a number of industrial applications particularly oil and gas drilling and welding. While these sources are safe and well-regulated for their intended use; if lost or stolen the materials could be used by terrorists to make dirty bombs. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed and licensed a technology system to keep track of and secure radiological material on the road or at job sites.

Channels: Engineering, Nuclear Power, Technology, Terrorism, DOE Science News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis

Vanderbilt University

An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.

Channels: Budgets and Funding, Economics, Government/Law, Terrorism, All Journal News, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics, Staff Picks,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
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    9-Dec-2019 10:30 AM EST

Strategies to Lower Risk for Violent Crime and Gun Violence

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

With violent crimes and gun violence rising annually and the number of gun deaths in the U.S. surpassing all other nations, researchers at the annual meeting of The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) present a series of studies during its Study of Violent Crime and Gun Violence symposium which contributes several new frameworks that can be used toward improving laws, civilian strategies, legislation and police response, as well as the overall study of risk in society. The Symposium will occur on Monday, December 9 at 10:30 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Channels: All Journal News, Government/Law, Guns and Violence, Terrorism, Scientific Meetings, Medical Meetings,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 3:10 PM EST
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Research Results

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Newswise: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Emerging S&T Tech to Ensure the Security of Our Nation’s Borders

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Emerging S&T Tech to Ensure the Security of Our Nation’s Borders

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T recently collaborated with the USBP and FLETC to deliver a multi-part solution by implementing innovative tools and capabilities that enable USBP agents to leverage the knowledge, skills, and abilities of expert trackers (professionals trained to detect, track, follow and apprehend potential adversaries) and use emerging technologies to maximize their tracking performance.

Channels: All Journal News, Technology, Immigration, Terrorism,

Released:
8-Nov-2019 12:55 PM EST
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