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Preventing Counterterrorism require Early Warning Systems and technologies

The United States faces an increasingly complex, and evolving, threat of terrorism and targeted violence. As was the case sixteen years ago, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s founding, foreign terrorist organizations remain intent on striking the Homeland, whether through directed attacks or by inspiring susceptible individuals in the …

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CMOS image sensor (CIS) advancements enabling big growth in Smartphone camera, machine vision, medical imaging and security applications

Innovations in CMOS image sensor (CIS) technology continue to enhance digital imaging landscape. While the demand has been driven by smartphone makers, leveraging enhanced photo-taking capabilities to differentiate their devices from the competition, there is also a growing market for applications in the automotive, security, medical, and manufacturing sectors. Smartphone camera …

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Autonomous and Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for Security

National security has been described as the ability of a state to cater to the protection and defence of its citizenry. It includes Human security which means freedom from pervasive threats to people’s rights, safety, and lives. Homeland security means protecting the nation against terrorism, natural or man-made disasters, as …

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Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Through Health and Well-Being

Since the start of the Covid pandemic,  as early research has indicated, the impact of social isolation and other life stressors on mental health has led to an increase in depression and anxiety. This can result in declines in social cohesion and social capital and can increase an individual’s willingness …

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Geopolitics now encompasses military, economic, technological, to Industry domains

The words geopolitical, strategic, and geostrategic are used to convey the following meanings: geopolitical reflects the combination of geographic and political factors determining the condition of a state or region, and emphasizing the impact of geography on politics; strategic refers to the comprehensive and planned application of measures to achieve …

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Human Security and Science & Technology

For many people, today’s world is an insecure place, full of threats on many fronts. Protracted crises, violent conflicts, natural disasters, persistent poverty, epidemics and economic downturns impose hardships and undercut prospects for peace, stability, and sustainable development. Such crises are complex, entailing multiple forms of human insecurity. When they …

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Air purifiers from HEPA to Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) have become essential in homes and for military

To stay healthy, we need to pay not only close attention to what is in the food we eat and the water we drink but also the quality of the air we breathe. The air we breathe both indoors and out can directly impact our health, quality of life, and …

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Rising threat of Deepfakes from fake news, and blackmail, to information warfare, require new countermeasures

In recent years consumer imaging technology (digital cameras, mobile phones, etc.) has become ubiquitous, allowing people the world over to take and share images and video instantaneously. Mirroring this rise in digital imagery is the associated ability for even relatively unskilled users to manipulate and distort the message of the …

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DARPA SemaFor to tackle ‘deepfakes’ with semantic forensics and create automatic disinformation campaigns for US DOD

In recent years consumer imaging technology (digital cameras, mobile phones, etc.) has become ubiquitous, allowing people the world over to take and share images and video instantaneously. Mirroring this rise in digital imagery is the associated ability for even relatively unskilled users to manipulate and distort the message of the …

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Growing collision risk to commercial shipping and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) , call for new technologies to improve Safe Navigation

The seas are becoming increasingly congested, with the IFT Transport Outlook 2019 predicting that demand for maritime trade could triple within the next 30 years. A large number of ships raises the chances of the collision.  Although the number of serious collisions  has fallen within the past decade with 132 …

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