Army researcher invents detector for non-metallic bombs

An Army research physicist has invented a “High-Frequency Electromagnetic Induction instrument,” which detects low and non-metallic improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Dr. Benjamin Barrowes, from the U.S. Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, invented the Read More …

DHS S&T Seeks Partners for First Responder Technology R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) invites industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community to submit white papers related to 12 first responder technology funding opportunities. The new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation (BAA 18-02 Call 0001) will remain Read More …

Pulwama aftermath: CRPF to enhance counter-IED capabilities, procure new fleet of MPVs troops in Kashmir Valley

The CRPF will procure a new fleet of mine protected vehicles (MPVs) and small 30-seater buses to ensure safety of its troop’s convoys in the Kashmir Valley, the chief of the force has said. The paramilitary has also decided to Read More …

Defense Department awards $1.4M to VCU professor to study process leading to explosions

The Department of Defense has awarded two grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to a Virginia Commonwealth University chemistry professor to study the initial steps of decomposition in “energetic molecules” that leads to explosions. Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Ph.D., an assistant professor Read More …

Paper strip that detects explosives could shake up airport security, Edmonton researcher says

Christina Gonzalez can detect explosives with a single strip of paper. Gonzalez, an Edmonton-based researcher, has developed a disposable test strip capable of instantly detecting explosive materials including traces of TNT, the compound used in dynamite. While the paper strip Read More …