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. ...
Airport security officers at TSA gaining insight from Sandia human behavior studies
A recent Sandia National Laboratories study offers insight into how a federal transportation security officer's thought process can influence decisions made during airport baggage screening, findings that ...
Boeing making ultra-safe smartphone
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed a smartphone geared mainly toward people working in defense and homeland security, the company said on its website.
Gov't cancels plan to collect license plate data
The Homeland Security Department has abruptly reversed course on plans to allow a private company to give it access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
Botulism-causing toxins detected promptly by ARS-developed test strip
Botulism, the sometimes deadly illness commonly associated with botched home-canning or other stored-food mishaps, has a new face. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) molecular biologist Robert ...
Homeland Security drones resume flying after crash
The Homeland Security Department is back to flying drones along the country's borders more than a week after one crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Tech firms vie to secure energy sector against cyberattacks
To hear cybersecurity companies tell it, the U.S. energy industry is a ticking time bomb.
Two arrested used stolen cards from Target breach
Two people arrested by authorities in Texas were using stolen credit cards which came from the massive Target data breach, officials said.
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 ...