Patient choice and hospital capacity during a pandemic
Allowing patients to choose which hospital they attend when suffering illness during a pandemic rather than assigning them to a specific healthcare facility is appealing to patients during such a crisis. However, such a patient-centric ...
Study validates air sampling techniques to fight bioterrorism
Air and surface sampling techniques currently used by the US government are effective in fighting bioterrorism and potentially saving lives, a Saint Louis University researcher finds.
US warns on use of flawed Microsoft browser
A US government cybersecurity watchdog warned computer users Monday against using a version of the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser with a security hole that could allow hackers in. ...
Universities, NSA partnering on cybersecurity programs
Universities across the country are racing to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts before a major cyberattack leaves the country's networks struggling to reboot.
NASA tests space radar for finding buried victims
A portable radar device that can sense live victims beneath a collapsed structure was inspired by the same technology used to detect distant objects in space, NASA said Wednesday.
New iPhone app in US targets child predators (Update)
The US Department of Homeland Security enlisted smartphone users in its fight against child pornography Thursday with an iPhone app intended to make it easier to report suspected child predators.
Detecting heartbeats in rubble: DHS and NASA team up to save victims of disasters
When natural disasters or man-made catastrophes topple buildings, search and rescue teams immediately set out to recover victims trapped beneath the wreckage. During these missions, time is imperative, and ...
Outgoing US official warns of 'major cyber event'
Outgoing US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday warned of a "major cyber event" in the future that would have a "serious" impact on American society.
As cyber attacks detonate, banks gird for battle
It's a war game, Wall Street style.
Particle physics for internal security
ETH spin-off Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd produces special detectors that are in demand for internal security and combating terrorism. The plan moving forward is to develop a mobile detector within the ...
With a simulated attack, Wall St. gears up to combat virtual threats
Wall Street firms are preparing to battle a growing menace: cyberattacks.
US Army reviews rules of engagement over cyber threat
The US military is reviewing its rules of engagement to deal with the growing threat of cyber crime, military chief Martin Dempsey said Thursday.
Luggage screening standards prove their value
Every month, between 50 and 70 million passengers travel through U.S. airports, toting more than 30 million pieces of luggage destined for aircraft cargo holds. Since 2004, federal legislation requires that ...
Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI
Microsoft said it teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world.