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  • TSA sets new firearm discovery record
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:48 am

    2/23/18 Aviation securityEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsTSA discovered a record breaking 104 firearms in carry-on bags around the United States from 5 through 11 February. The previous record of ninety-six firearms was set in July of 2017. Of the 104 firearms discovered, 87were loaded and 38 had a round chambered. read mor […]

  • Financier of Russian troll farm supporting Trump funds anti-U.S. paramilitaries in Syria
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:46 am

    2/23/18 The Russia connection: 7 February Syria attackEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsYevgeniy Prigozhin, the man nicknamed “Putin’s chef” who financed Russia’s 2016 U.S. election interference (according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies), also bankrolled anti-U.S troops in Syria.  read mor […]

  • Pentagon says U.S. was told no Russians involved in Syria attack
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:44 am

    2/23/18 The Russia connection: 7 February Syria attackEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsThe Pentagon says U.S. military commanders were told by their Russian counterparts that there were no Russians in a paramilitary force whose attack on a base in eastern Syria earlier this month led to a massive counterstrike by U.S. forces. read mor […]

  • Working to halt outbreaks in 60 days or less
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:43 am

    2/23/18 EpidemicsEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Commentsread mor […]

  • Horsepox synthesis, dual-use research, and scientific research’s “action bias”
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

    2/23/18 Designer pathogensEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsJulius Caesar is said to have stated “alea iacta est” (the die is cast) as he led his army across the Rubicon river, triggering a point of no return in Roman history. read mor […]

  • Before the U.S. approves new uranium mining, consider its toxic legacy
    by Guest Writer on February 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

    2/23/18 Uranium miningEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsUranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight. read mor […]

  • Real-time Captcha technique bolsters biometric authentication
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

    2/22/18 AuthenticationEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsA new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users’ faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique challenge that’s easy for humans — but difficult for attackers who may be using machine learning and image generation software to spoof legitimate users. read mor […]

  • X-ray image analysis training system to help improve aviation security
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:40 am

    2/22/18 Aviation securityEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsPortland International Airport (PDX), a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) designated research airport, often tests new technology or procedures. One new technology recently implemented at PDX was ScreenADAPT, an X-ray image analysis training system that tracks the eye movement of trainees as they inspect simulated bags to enhance visual search skills. read mor […]

  • Helping Georgia companies prepare for natural disasters
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    2/22/18 Business & disastersEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsThe Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is seeking eligible manufacturers to participate in a disaster assistance program designed to help companies that are located in the state’s coastal areas assess their preparedness and develop operational solutions to minimize the impact of future hurricanes and other natural disasters. read mor […]

  • Corporations can benefit from altruism during a crisis
    by Staff on February 23, 2018 at 11:36 am

    2/22/18 Business & disastersEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsNew research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes. read mor […]

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