Category: Homeland Security News

ViolenceReducing Inappropriate Use of Force by Police Published 23 April 2021 A new report outlines policy and procedural recommendations for reducing use of inappropriate police force from behavioral and social science experts. “There is a crisis in the United States and beyond right now with respect to relations between police and the communities they serve,”

Nuclear fearsSyrian Missile Explodes Near Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Reactor Published 22 April 2021 A Syrian missile landed and exploded about forty miles from Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona. The IDF described the incident as unintentional: A Russia-made SA-5 was launched by a Syrian air defense unit, aiming at an IDF aircraft attacking Syrian military targets

China watchMathematics Professor and University Researcher Indicted for Grant Fraud Published 22 April 2021 A federal grand jury in Carbondale, Ill. On Wednesday returned an indictment charging a mathematics professor and researcher at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) with two counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement. The prosecution

Supply chain securityNew Dashboard Allows U.S.-Mexico Supply Chain Analytics Published 22 April 2021 A new web-based dashboard is designed to predict COVID-19 threats to supply chains, share data and foster analysis. The research provides real-time risk analysis for COVID-19’s potential impacts on trade. A new web-based dashboard designed to predict COVID-19 threats to supply chains, share

Public healthStanford University Disavows Study Claiming Masks ‘Worthless’ Against COVID-19 Published 22 April 2021 The Stanford University School of Medicine issued a statement disavowing a study being circulated online that claims face masks are “worthless” against COVID-19. The author, Baruch Vainshelboim, a sports doctor with no experience in infectious disease, listed his credentials as working

Public healthAntibiotic Development, Stewardship Advocates See Window of Opportunity By Chris Dall Published 22 April 2021 The pandemic isn’t over yet, but with more and more Americans getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel becoming a little brighter every day—at least in the United States—many clinicians, scientists, and

Rare Earth elements (REE)U.K.’s First Recycling Plant for High-Performance Rare Earth Magnets to Open Published 22 April 2021 The U.K.’s first re-manufacturing line for high-performance sintered rare earth magnets for use in electric vehicles, aerospace, renewable energy technologies and low carbon technologies will be developed by the University of Birmingham. The U.K.’s first re-manufacturing line for

Water securityNew Tool Could Guide Floodwater Management and Combat Ongoing Drought Published 22 April 2021 Using a new computer framework, scientists are able to project future floodwaters under a changing climate. The approach could help California water managers plan for and redirect floodwaters toward groundwater aquifers, alleviating both flood and drought risks. Floodwaters are not what