The Homeland Defense (HD) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary from worldwide sources, showing headlines of innovative, emerging technologies in HDIAC's eight focus areas.
HDIAC Webinar, TODAY Dec 18th @ 12:00 EST: DTRA and Future Directions for Nuclear Detection R&D - HDIAC
Responding to today's nuclear threat environment requires a commitment to developing technologies that enable effective deterrence, detection, survivability, and dominance in the nuclear domain. This presentation provides an overview of the evolving mission of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in nuclear technology research and development. The current nuclear threat environment and DTRA's resulting top priorities will be discussed. The presentation will also review relevant new technologies and their applications to the warfighter.
HDIAC Podcast – Nano Sensors - HDIAC
Dr. Tom Webster, a professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, is studying the ways that nanotechnology can be used to improve the future of medicine. The use of nanosensors shows great promise in revolutionizing medical device performance. These micro sensors can detect cell attachment on devices, such as hip implants, to determine at an early stage if medical device implantation can be successful and prolonged.
Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant, and one left three workers injured.
The review, which included locations operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration, revealed multiple cybersecurity weaknesses recurring year after year.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) will announce the winning technologies in the Opioid Detection Challenge at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the DHS Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The Challenge was a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find and intercept illicit opioids in international mail.
D-ID partners to mitigate the misuse of facial recognition softwares in the Asian market.
The U.S. Wants to Bury SC’s Plutonium Stockpile Forever. Its New Home Isn’t Sure It Wants It - Homeland Security Newswire
U.S. wants to open a nuclear waste burial ground in the WIPP but New Mexico objects.
Facial-Recognition Technology: Closer to Utopia Than Dystopia - Homeland Security Newswire
Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Freedom Foundation and other alamist argue that facial recognition technology will bring upon Utopia.
Inflammatory signals found in Malaria infection activate molecules that trigger the production of highly potent antibodies to fight the disease.
Decarbonizing the Power Sector - ScienceDaily
Researchers have quantified three main roads to decarbonation.
Cyber Attack on India’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant Confirmed - Engineering and Technology
The publicly owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has confirmed that malware associated with state actors has been found on the network of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
Open source intelligence isn't just for spies.
Antibiotics From The Sea - ScienceDaily
Biologists have succeeded in cultibating marine bacteria with the potential to produce new antibiotics.
DHS S&T Awards $200k to Digital Bazaar to Enhance Credential Security - Homeland Security Today
Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded $199,984.00 to Digital Bazaar to develop blockchain security techonology.
Breakthrough means that we can create the extreme heat required for industrial process, in other words, carbon free sunlight can replace fossil fuels in a heavy carbon emitting corner.
Researchers have now discovered and developed a new catalyst with 20x higher activity, an alloy of nickel, and platinum.
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