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Growing demand, Strategic importance and scarcity of Rare Earth Elements is driving search for new mitigation strategies

REEs are a series of chemical elements found in the Earth’s crust that are essential components of many technologies, including electronics, computer and communication systems, transportation, health care, and national defense. Rare Earths Elements (REE) are incorporated into many sophisticated technologies with both commercial and defense applications including smartphones and …

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Counter drone swarm technologies, required as drone swarms being employed for surveillance and delivering weaponized explosives

Criminals have been using drones in a variety of ways. They use them to prepare house break-ins, observe larger targets, spot security gaps, and determine security guard patterns. Militant organizations have started employing drones to further their terrorism. The small drones such as a quadcopter or model airplane are readily …

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Space Technology vital for Climate Change monitoring to mitigation

Climate change is one of the most burning issues of our time.  This period is now the warmest in the history of modern civilization. The global surface temperature has increased faster since 1970 than in any other 50-year period over a least the last 2,000 years. As the world’s population …

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China emergence as innovation superpower with rapid hi-tech advancements pose security threats

In a world where geopolitical power is increasingly linked to technological advancement, the U.S. has long led its rivals. American companies make some of the world’s fastest computers, deadliest jet fighters, and most capable robots. But China’s growing economy—now the world’s second-largest—and  through huge government investments in technologies-  China is …

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Growing India Australia strategic partnership Amid China threat

  The aggressive China policy, growing PLA Navy presence from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean have led to a greater understanding and formation of Quad among the United States, India, Japan, and Australia,  proclaiming their commitment to the “free and open Indo-Pacific” vision.   Longstanding India–China boundary …

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Voilent Extremist attacks on Critical Infrastructure and protection

Critical infrastructure comprises facilities and assets that are essential for the normal functioning of day-to-day life within a country and range from energy and transportation to agriculture and public health.   Extremists tend to view critical infrastructure as an attractive target to create chaos, and induce panic, fear, or terror …

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Nation backed cyber attacks led by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran for cyber espionage and intellectual property theft

Nation backed cyber attacks have gained currency and notoriety over the past couple of years, with , China, North Korea and Iran taking the lead in actively supporting aggressive cyber attackers, according to Israeli cyber defence firm HolistiCyber CEO Ran Shahor.   Shahor, while speaking on ‘geo-political tension and national …

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Climate change mitigation technologies to avert one of the biggest existential threat

This period is now the warmest in the history of modern civilization. The global surface temperature has increased faster since 1970 than in any other 50-year period over a least the last 2,000 years. For example, temperatures during the most recent decade (2011–2020) exceed those of the most recent multi-century …

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Aircrafts employing Directed InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) to counter threat of Manpads, the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles

The West in its continuous support to Ukraine has been supplying the besieged country with military aid in the form of arms as well as anti-aircraft and anti-tank defence systems. Joe Biden said the US will be sending an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine. Among other weapons …

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Cluster Bombs and Cluster munitions Attacks cause civilian suffering, becoming accurate and more lethal

Cluster bombs (also known as Cluster munitions) are a type of weapons that open in mid-air and disperse smaller submunitions— anywhere from a few dozen to hundreds—into an area. It can be explosive, chemical or biological in nature. They can be delivered by aircraft or from ground systems such as artillery, …

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