Today's threat: Computer network terrorism
According to Dr. Levyatan, in today's world, the battlefield is not only comprised of tanks and planes, but also computer experts' and hackers' keyboards. To date, most of the 'online fighting' has focused on attempts to ...
Eager gamers line up for 'Modern Warfare 2'
(AP) -- Ryan Norwalk has cleared his schedule. The 26-year-old California State University student plans to spend Tuesday gunning down foes in "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," the highly anticipated first-person shooter ...
Researchers to develop novel drug detection technology using software that acts like a robotic scientist
(PhysOrg.com) -- Every time a person snorts cocaine, it doesn’t just go to his or her head: It also provokes a response in the immune system, creating special biomolecules that may serve as a permanent record of each exposure.
Leaked video game footage shows terrorist attack
(AP) -- Footage leaked from "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" reveals that players of the upcoming video game can shoot innocent civilians in an airport in a realistic rendering of a terrorist attack.
Autonomous underwater robot reduces ship fuel consumption (w/ Video)
As the U.S. Navy minimizes its dependence on foreign oil, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is a front runner in supporting and bringing forth innovative solutions to fuel consumption challenges.
Stuff of stink bombs investigated for role in pregnancy
Scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating how the stuff of stink bombs and flatulence could play a critical role in the human reproductive system.
UK looks to young geeks to secure cyberspace
(AP) -- Britain is hiring former computer hackers to join a new security unit aimed at protecting cyberspace from foreign spies, thieves and terrorists, the country's terrorism minister said.
Report: US cyber warfare needs oversight, debate
(AP) -- Shrouded in secrecy, the U.S. government's policies on how and when to wage cyber warfare are ill-formed, lack adequate oversight and require a broad public debate, a new report by the National Research Council says.
ONR demonstrates new counter-mine technology for ships
In a time of increasing irregular warfare threats, the Navy has devised and successfully demonstrated a revolutionary technology to help reduce the risk of naval mine strikes to U.S. Navy ships.
Pentagon spends $100 million to fix cyber attacks
(AP) -- The Pentagon spent more than $100 million in the last six months responding to and repairing damage from cyber attacks and other computer network problems, military leaders said Tuesday.
Long-term effects of the Human Volunteer Programme at Porton Down
(PhysOrg.com) -- Oxford researchers have reported results from a study of death and cancer rates in military veterans who took part in the Ministry of Defence’s Human Volunteer Programme at Porton Down between ...
Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs
Terrorist organizations sometimes have an advantage in the media. A new study by Dr. Yaniv Levyatan of the University of Haifa, published in the journal of Israel's National Security College, describes how our side can regain ...
Archaeologist Uncovers Evidence of Ancient Chemical Warfare
(PhysOrg.com) -- A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times.