Category: Homeland Security News

Iron DomeIsrael Says Hamas Was Using Bombed AP Building to Jam Iron Dome Published 9 June 2021 Israel on Tuesday gave specific justification for carrying out an airstrike that destroyed Jala Tower, a Gaza high-rise building which housed the Associated Press (AP) news agency and Al Jazeera, a Qatari television network. Israel had warned people

Search & rescueTeaching Drones to Hear Screams from Catastrophe Victims Published 9 June 2021 In a disaster, time is of the essence when searching for potential victims who may be difficult to find. Unmanned aerial vehicles make the perfect platform for state-of-the-art technology allowing emergency crews to find those in need and provide situational awareness

ImmigrantsSupreme Court: Migrants Temporarily in US Ineligible for Permanent Residency By Ken Bredemeier Published 8 June 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that 400,000 immigrants from 12 countries living in the United States for humanitarian reasons are not eligible to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan, writing for the court, said that U.S.

InfrastructureEnvisioning Safer Cities with Artificial Intelligence Published 8 June 2021 Over the past several decades, artificial intelligence has advanced tremendously, and today it promises new opportunities for more accurate healthcare, enhanced national security and more effective education, researchers say. But what about civil engineering and city planning? How do increased computing power and machine learning

Texas electric gridAnalysis: The Texas Electric Grid and the Improvements that Didn’t Come By Ross Ramsey Published 8 June 2021 After the deadly and expensive electrical outages during a winter freeze in February, Texas lawmakers passed major bills aiming to make such disasters less likely in the future. But there’s still a lot to do. After