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

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 key to this process, scientists have designed “invisibility stickers” that could one day help soldiers disguise themselves, […]


New devices may soon help Soldiers detect chemicals, bio threats

This colorimetric detection assay, about the size of a postage stamp, is printed with a grid of several dozen indicator chemicals arranged in a grid of small dots.

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards – from mustard agent to anthrax – and then transmit those results to their higher […]


Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

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 deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). In the journal ACS Macro Letters, scientists are reporting new progress […]


Thermal Cloak Prevents Weapon Detection by Thermal Imagers

Evading FLIR Cameras

Extraordinarily Thin Thermal Barrier Gives Automatic Weapons Nearly Impenetrable Cloak to Hide Hot Barrels, Gas Tubes, and Sound Suppressors Concept Group, Inc. has disclosed that the company is developing the new Insulon® Thermal Cloak™ heat barrier for use on automatic […]


NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

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 National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research […]


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

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 electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors is about to make their job much easier. The […]


New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

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, and have other characteristics that may make them ideal for protective suits, masks or other clothing. […]


Army scientists to improve methods of detecting, decontaminating ricin

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 established for mail screenings revealed the threat of a biological weapon. Ricin is a highly toxic, […]


Bomb-detecting lasers could improve security checkpoints

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 Letters, Marcos Dantus, MSU chemistry professor and founder of BioPhotonic Solutions, has developed a laser that can […]


 
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