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Article ID: 697326

UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Syrians’ Pursuit of Peace and Justice in the Midst of War

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor visited Syrian refugees and activists in Turkey and Lebanon in the last of four trips to war-affected countries by an 18-member international research team investigating how peace can be achieved in societies emerging from conflict. 

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11-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697105

SAFETY Act Program in its 15th Year, Passes 1,000 Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Coinciding with S&T’s 15-year approving anti-terrorism technologies for liability protections under the SAFETY Act, the S&T Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI) has now approved more than 1,000 Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies. This mark is a testament to the success of the program in encouraging widespread innovation and deployment of technologies to keep the public safe.

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6-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696555

DHS S&T is at the Cutting Edge of sUAS Capability

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Throughout 2018, S&T will be selecting commercially available sensors and will demonstrate them at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After S&T has established the requirements, vendors will each be given a week to demonstrate their tools, to representatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), who provide feedback.

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22-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696295

Drones Could Be Used to Detect Dangerous “Butterfly” Landmines in Post-Conflict Regions

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Drones could be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

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19-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696232

DHS S&T Approves 1,000th Anti-Terrorism Technology for SAFETY Act Protections

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T celebrates a milestone in public safety advancement with recent Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies including the Bloomberg Corporate Headquarters Security Program, the Soldier Field Security Program for SMG and the Chicago Park District, and Boeing’s Wave Glider.

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18-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694520

Professors Available on U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Opening, Iran-Israel Military Strikes

Northwestern University

Northwestern University professors are available to comment on the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, as well as Israel and Iran exchanging military strikes earlier this week.

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14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694371

UCLA-Led Research Finds Vaccines Against Anthrax, Plague and Tularemia Are Effective in Mice

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Anthrax, plague and tularemia are three potent agents terrorists would be likely to use in an attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each is highly and quickly lethal to humans. But there are no licensed vaccines for tularemia and plague, and although there is an anthrax vaccine, it requires a burdensome immunization schedule and has severe side effects.

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694221

DHS S&T Selects Boise Startup Intelleuron to Develop Intelligent SUAS for Border Patrol Mission

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T today announced a $199,977 award to Intelleuron, LLC to design, develop and test intelligent reconnaissance technology for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection mission.

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8-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694040

Readiness is Everything: Preparing Health Care Providers to Recognize and Respond to Chemical Weapons Attacks

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a review published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, advocates for an overhaul to the systems currently in place to respond to a chemical weapons strike on U.S. soil. In addition to calling for increased training and awareness, Ciottone also proposed a triage system – available online – based on recognizing the signs and symptoms of specific agents during the early phase of a chemical weapons attack.

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26-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693361

Blood Cancer Precursor Found in 9/11 Firefighters

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study in today’s issue of JAMA Oncology reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing myeloma precursor disease (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The study was conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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