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New technique could improve detection of concealed nuclear materials

Researchers have demonstrated proof of concept for a novel low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of "special nuclear materials" -...

Squid-inspired ‘invisibility stickers’ could help soldiers evade detection

Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly with their backgrounds so that unsuspecting prey can't detect them. Using a protein that's...

New devices may soon help Soldiers detect chemicals, bio threats

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological...

Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

In today's world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of...

Thermal Cloak Prevents Weapon Detection by Thermal Imagers

Extraordinarily Thin Thermal Barrier Gives Automatic Weapons Nearly Impenetrable Cloak to Hide Hot Barrels, Gas Tubes, and Sound Suppressors Concept Group, Inc. has disclosed...

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp...

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary...

New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents such as the deadly sarin gas,...

Army scientists to improve methods of detecting, decontaminating ricin

An envelope laced with ricin intended for the president of the United States was intercepted in April 2013 by law enforcement officials when protocols...

Bomb-detecting lasers could improve security checkpoints

Michigan State University research has put the possibility of bomb-detecting lasers at security checkpoints within reach. In the current issue of Applied Physics...