UN Africa commanders call for better technology
(AP)—The commanders of two peacekeeping missions in Africa appealed Wednesday for more sophisticated military technology to stay ahead of armed groups threatening civilians and government.
Review: Ouya brings indie games to your TV
The ongoing explosion in independently developed, low-budget video games has been a boon for players who travel. Whether I'm on the road with an iPad, an Android smartphone or a laptop, I know there's a huge ...
Ultra-sensitive polymer detects explosive devices
(Phys.org) —A chemical that's often the key ingredient in improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can be quickly and safely detected in trace amounts by a new polymer created by a team of Cornell chemists.
Sensitive bomb detector to rove in search of danger
European researchers have developed and tested a light-weight device capable of detecting extremely minute quantities of explosives from up to 20 metres away, providing an invaluable law-enforcement tool ...
Anatomy of a blast: Researchers develop sensor system to assess the effects of explosions on soldiers
(Phys.org) —Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are becoming a global problem for the U.S. armed forces. To prevent injuries to soldiers and provide better care to those who are injured, the U.S. military ...
Fertilizer that fizzles in a homemade bomb could save lives around the world
A Sandia engineer who trained U.S. soldiers to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has developed a fertilizer that helps plants grow but can't detonate a bomb. It's an alternative to ammonium nitrate, ...
Maine company unveils high-tech SWAT team robot
A Maine company that's developed manned and unmanned tanks with names like "Ripsaw" and "Riptide" for the military and Hollywood filmmakers has unveiled a new contraption—a high-tech police shield that ...
Lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand can disable IEDs (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories has developed a cost-effective robotic hand that can be used in disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
IAI’s military robot acts like barber in charity role
Researchers seek ways to beef up military armor
It was a simple act, really, one that Ledjan Qato performed dozens of times in the corner of a spacious engineering lab at Villanova University.
Engineers devise shoe sampling system for detecting trace amounts of explosives
The ability to efficiently and unobtrusively screen for trace amounts of explosives on airline passengers could improve travel safety without invoking the ire of inconvenienced fliers. Toward that end, mechanical engineer ...
Terrorists no part of wireless company's growth plan
Digi International Inc. produces an array of wireless devices that allow businesses to do all sorts of things by remote - from monitoring the temperature of a brewer's beer tanks to connecting police and fire departments ...
CNT paper-based wireless sensor could help detect explosive devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives.
Video: New forensic fingerprinting approach retrieves elusive prints
Forensics experts can't always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a new coating process developed by Penn State professors may change that.