Category: Homeland Security News

PathogenCritical Shortcut to Detect, Identify Known and Emerging Pathogens Published 17 September 2021 Researchers have developed a sophisticated new tool which could help provide early warning of rare and unknown viruses in the environment and identify potentially deadly bacterial pathogens which cause sepsis, among other uses. Researchers at McMaster University have developed a sophisticated new tool

Vulcanic eruptionsThreat of Catastrophic Supervolcano Eruptions Ever-Present Published 17 September 2021 Supervolcanoes remain active and hazardous for thousands of years after a super-eruption, prompting the need for a rethink of how these potentially catastrophic events are predicted. Curtin University scientists are part of an international research team that studied an ancient supervolcano in Indonesia and found

DronesDetecting, Identifying Small Drones in Urban Environment Published 15 September 2021 DHS has awarded $750K to a Texas company to develop a detection and tracking sensor system that can identify nefarious small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in an urban environment. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded $750,000 to Texas-based small business

Killer robotsNew Armed Robot to Patrol Battlefield, Border Published 13 September 2021 An Israeli defense contractor on Monday unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot which can patrol battle zones, borders, track infiltrators, and open fire. The robot can also be programmed to make decisions on its own, without human intervention, about opening fire. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)

DronesDetecting, Identifying Small Drones in Urban Environment Published 14 September 2021 DHS has awarded $750K to a Texas company to develop a detection and tracking sensor system that can identify nefarious small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in an urban environment. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded $750,000 to Texas-based small business