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Article ID: 543175

Anthrax /Bio-Chem Attacks Rare, Records Show

University of Maryland, College Park

Just how common are anthrax attacks? The director of the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland says they are very rare.

1-Aug-2008 3:20 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 542803

Researchers Could Help Military with Explosive Threats

University of California San Diego

Researchers at UC San Diego are using statistical pattern recognition and image processing to help the U.S. military better detect hidden roadside explosives.

22-Jul-2008 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 542662

Research Reveals Patterns of Terrorist Preparation

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Analysis of an extensive terrorism database housed at the University of Arkansas has revealed patterns in activities of terrorists preparing for an attack, information that can be invaluable for law enforcement agencies seeking to prevent terrorist attacks.

17-Jul-2008 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 542328

"Immune Buildings" Designed to Combat Chemical Warfare and Diseases

University of Saskatchewan

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have opened a new engineering lab to design a ventilation system that could protect schools, hospitals, and other public buildings from chemical warfare and bioterrorist attacks.

3-Jul-2008 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 541414

Counterterrorism Expert Amos Guiora on Detainee Policy

University of Utah

University of Utah law professor Amos Guiora to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Improving Detainee Policy: Handling Terrorism Detainees within the American Justice System." The hearing begins June 4 at 10:00 a.m. EDT in room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building in Washington, D.C.

4-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 541048

Terrorism Fatalities Up, Not Down; Analysis Disputes New Report

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland's Gary LaFree, director of the world's largest and most comprehensive open-source terror database, disagrees with a new report challenging the "expert consensus" that international terrorism fatalities are rising. In large part, the issue is whether to count Iraqi civilian deaths as incidents of terror.

22-May-2008 8:45 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 539937

Security from Chaos

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

There's safety (and security) in numbers " -- especially when those numbers are random. That's the lesson learned from a DHS-sponsored research project out of the University of Southern California (USC). The research is already helping to beef up security at LAX airport in Los Angeles, and it could soon be used across the country to predict and minimize risk.

17-Apr-2008 3:35 PM EDT

Article ID: 539454

Does Raising the Terrorism Alert Level Cause Undue Stress?

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's color-coded system for warning the public of the risk of a terrorist attack does not appear to cause undue stress among law enforcement officers. The study is among the first to examine the psychological impact of the alert system on first responders.

4-Apr-2008 9:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 538058

STOP Terrorism Software

University of Maryland, College Park

Researchers at the University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) have developed the SOMA Terror Organization Portal (STOP) allowing analysts to query automatically learned rules on terrorist organization behavior, forecast potential behavior based on these rules, and, most importantly, to network with other analysts examining the same subjects.

26-Feb-2008 8:35 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 537315

Professor Examines Jihad in New Book "˜Arguing the Just War in Islam'

Florida State University

"The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it . . . ."

30-Jan-2008 10:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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