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US brainstorming technology strategy to prevent terrorists exploiting Internet to mobilize, facilitate and operationalize attacks

White House officials are drafting a presidential directive from President Trump that calls on his newly appointed defense secretary to take a more aggressive approach to attacking ISIS fighters in Syria. The New York Times reported  that Trump is expected to make his first visit to the Pentagon Friday and will …

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Top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 that will improve lives, revolutionize industries, and protect the planet according to the WEF

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list, compiled by the Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies and published in collaboration with Scientific American, highlights technological advances its members believe have the power to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard the planet. It also provides an opportunity to debate any human, societal, …

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Pakistan employs indigenous combat drone against terrorists, reportedly developed with Chinese help

Pakistan’s military says it has deployed a locally-made drone for the first time, killing three militants near the Afghan border. In a statement, the army said missiles fired by the drone had hit a compound in the North Waziristan Shawal valley. The Shawal valley has been the scene of some …

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Future Robots to automatically identify terrorists in real time through Intelligent Video Surveillance

The surveillance for security operations is normally performed by humans, which provide visual intelligence. However, this can be dull and dangerous, especially for security operations. In the future machines or robots might be able to automatically recognize “suspicious behavior” or identify and interpret the acts of a potential terrorist. However, …

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More than 700 pilgrims killed in Saudi Hajj stampede, how large is Technology’s role

Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection on 24th Sep 2015 near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than 717 people were crushed and trampled to death in the worst disaster at the hajj in a quarter-century. Arabia’s civil defence directorate said, at least 863 …

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Rockwell Collins PPSS system combines Wireless Sensor Network, Day/Night cameras, Unmanned Aerial System and the Ground Surveillance Radar for constant monitoring of threats against military bases

Rockwell Collins has unveiled its enhanced Patrol Persistent Surveillance System (PPSS) system for enhanced situational awareness and the constant monitoring of threats against military bases, forward observation posts and other secure facilities. It offers an integerated system that combines sound, vibration and imaging sensors along with sensor data from the …

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Avantes develops spectrometer for bomb detection based on EU-funded OPTIX project

An EU-funded research team behind the OPTIX project (Optical Technologies for the Identification of explosives),has successfully developed and tested a portable device, which can detect extremely small, as little as 1 microgram of explosives from up to 20 metres away.

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