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Visualization Technology will Help Police Process Complex Data

Visualization Technology will Help Police Process Complex Data

Microsoft is incorporating a visualization technology to help UK police forces react and record incidents more effectively. Microsoft Services chose Cambridge Intelligence (CI)’s KeyLines technology after a global beauty parade of potential solutions. According to CI’s site, KeyLines management platform, with Microsoft Dynamics, help connect and utilize existing data to help provide information with real-time […]

New Technology Mimicks Dogs’ Abilities to Detect Explosives

New Technology Mimicks Dogs’ Abilities to Detect Explosives

By mimicking how dogs use their smelling abilities, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated “active sniffing” as a means to improve the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraband. Matthew Staymates, a mechanical engineer and fluid dynamicist at the National Institute […]

Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV’s

Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV’s

According to South Korean military officials, the country has been developing a technology to bring down unmanned North Korean aircraft using electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has developed a directional, high-powered EMP generator, and it has been trying to devise ways to implement it against small North Korean unmanned aerial vehicles. […]

Energy Companies Attacked by Powerful Malware

Energy Companies Attacked by Powerful Malware

The version of destructive computer virus Shamoon was being employed to attack computers in Saudi Arabia and other regions in mid-November, as revealed by US Security firms. International sources recently reported that four years ago the same virus attack had caused damage to tens of thousands of computers at Middle Eastern energy companies. CrowdStrike, Palo […]

“Bugs” to Assist First Responders

“Bugs” to Assist First Responders

An original technology allows the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large and unsafe zones, like cities shortly after an earthquake. This combination of software and hardware has been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University. “The idea would be to release a swarm of sensor-equipped biobots […]

Pentagon Invites Hackers to Help Enhance Cybersecurity

The US Defense Department announced recently that the Pentagon has approved hackers to test the cybersecurity of its public websites without fear of prosecution. Any hackers who promise to “do no harm” can attempt to hack into the Defense Department’s many public websites as long as they report any potential security vulnerabilities directly to Pentagon […]

Special Drone Flying Conditions for Disney

The FAA approved sometime during the last couple of days a special exception in the no-fly zone over Disney World in Orlando. In the coming weeks, UAVs will be featured in the theme park’s holiday shows. The FAA’s regulation on the subject permits only daytime flights, with a pilot only flying one drone at a […]

New Enterprise Will Validate First-Responders’ Equipment Works Properly

New Enterprise Will Validate First-Responders’ Equipment Works Properly

The US First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), recently opened, marks the beginning of a new lab examination that will specialize in testing public safety features, devices and apps before operational use. The Lab, operating at FirstNet’s technical headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, boasts capabilities that will enable private industry partners to test devices and apps before […]

Privacy Right – How to Regulate Civilian Use of UAVs?

Privacy Right – How to Regulate  Civilian Use of UAVs?

By Uri Volovelsky,  lawyer and researcher on law and technology The use of unmanned aircraft (UAVs) for civilian purposes has become part of reality during recent years. Private persons, commercial companies and state authorities (mainly law enforcement, led by the police) have already identified the almost indefinite potential of UAVs. The manufacturers of the UAVs […]

Can Water Bottles be Kept in Our Hand Luggage?

Can Water Bottles be Kept in Our Hand Luggage?

Two new screening systems that will allow passengers to leave liquids and laptops in their hand luggage when passing through airport security has been tested by Amsterdam Schiphol airport. New software in the scanning devices will give security staff a 360 degree view of the contents of each bag being screened, allowing them to more […]

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