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.
CSIAC Webinar, Tuesday, Mar 24th @ 1100 EDT: Agile, Energy-Efficient and Trustworthy Intelligence at the Edge - CSIAC
This talk will discuss previous and ongoing research to bridge the gap and enable AI in the most SWaP-constrained environments. This research takes a holistic approach, examining the entire AI stack, from devices and circuits to algorithms and applications.
HDIAC Webinar, Wednesday, Mar 25th @ 1200 EDT: A Comprehensive Introduction to Medical Simulation - HDIAC
This webinar will present a comprehensive overview of medical simulation, to include "what's new," history, proposed system taxonomies, devices, and techniques for representing external and internal anatomy and physiology for medical interventions. It will also review the role of team training and criteria for current simulation accreditation programs. The overview will conclude with a predictive view into the future of medical simulation devices and practices, as outlined by forward thinkers in the field.
In Case You Missed It – HDIAC Webinar: Bringing the Hospital to the Patient: Advances in Implantable Nano Sensors - HDIAC
Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionize medicine in a number of ways, from improving disease detection to greater medical treatments. Most recently, nanomedicine has created implantable sensors incorporated onto traditional orthopedic implants that can accelerate the return of motor function to servicemembers, enabling a high quality of life and better monitoring of injury recovery. Overall, this webinar will cover FDA approved nanomedicine products being used today in humans which are showing significant promise for improving health of the military and their family members.
Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of low enriched uranium since November, indicating a significant jump in production, according to a confidential report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nation's nuclear watchdog.
The last Ebola patient being treated in the Democratic Republic of Congo went home from a treatment center on Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization, a significant step in the countdown to declaring an end to the world's second-deadliest outbreak of the disease.
Telpo and Remark Holdings Upgrade Facial Recognition Products to Prevent Coronavirus Spread - Biometric Update
The contactless facial biometric thermometer solution developed recently by Telpo to combat the spread of diseases like covid-19 has been integrated with the company's payment technology for deployment to buses. Facial recognition thermometers are being widely installed to public transportation vehicles in China to detect symptoms in passengers, state-run media is reporting according to a company blog post.
At least two different groups of Neanderthals lived in Southern Siberia and an international team of researchers including scientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) have now proven that one of these groups migrated from Eastern Europe. The researchers have now published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
Heavier Female Soldiers Out-Perform Leaner Counterparts in Strength Tasks, Study Finds - Military.com
Female Army trainees and female soldiers who are taller and heavier performed tasks such as carrying sandbags better than their more compact counterparts of the same sex, suggesting that the Army should consider amending its physical standards for women, a study found.
Why are pandemics so hard to stop? Often it's because the disease moves faster than people can be tested for it. The Defense Department is helping to fund a new study to determine whether an under-the-skin biosensor can help trackers keep up - by detecting flu-like infections even before their symptoms begin to show. Its maker, Profusa, says the sensor is on track to try for FDA approval by early next year. If it wins FDA approval next year, the two-part sensor could help spot new infections weeks before symptoms begin to show.
TSA Deploys New Credential Authentication Tech for Checkpoint Screening - Biometric Update
A Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) system first piloted at Boston Logan Airport during the past year is now being rolled out at airports across the nation by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Though the agency is a bit behind the schedule announced in January. CAT has now been deployed at some of the security checkpoints at Sacramento International Airport (SMF).
Army researchers are working hard to help find a vaccine for the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, that's sickened tens of thousands of people around the world.
Simple Self-Charging Battery Offers Power Solutions for Devices - Science Daily
A new type of battery combines negative capacitance and negative resistance within the same cell, allowing the cell to self-charge without losing energy, which has important implications for long-term storage and improved output power for batteries. Researchers report making their very simple battery with two different metals, as electrodes and a lithium or sodium glass electrolyte between them.
Quadrupling Turbines, US Can Meet 2030 Wind-Energy Goals - Science Daily
The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to new research.
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