Look Out! Maritime Early Warning Innovations: Defence and Security Accelerator Competition Document

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for the development of innovative technologies to provide novel methods of Early Warning (EW) for maritime operations. Run on behalf of the Royal Navy, this competition aims to develop alternative Read More …

How bees and drones team up to find landmines

Among the virtues of bees you may not be aware of is their knack for detecting bombs. Thanks to the fact that they can pick up the scent of explosives with their antennae, researchers in countries such as Croatia have Read More …

Glowing engineered bacteria point out explosive landmines

New molecularly engineered E. coli bacteria emit a bioluminescence visible to the naked eye, enabling detection of landmines from afar. Researchers who discovered how to utilize fluorescent E. coli bacteria to locate landmines have recently further mutated them so that Read More …

Competition Update: Innovative Research Call 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking innovative proposals to develop and improve explosives and weapons detection capability. The Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection is funded and supported by the Home Office, Department Read More …

Miami International Airport: Fly through security with new screening technology

Security screening at Miami International Airport in the post-COVID-19 era just got easier, thanks to the installation of seven state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners at six Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. Passengers traveling through a lane with a CT scanner Read More …

Russian Army develops system to detect suicide bombers in crowds using Syrian experience

Servicemen of the Russian Ground Forces’ Fifth Scientific Regiment developed a system to detect the so-called suicide belts in crowded areas, using experience gained in Syria. The new system is presented at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum. The Read More …

DHS S&T Transitions Next-Generation Explosives Trace Detection Technology to DARPA

Explosive materials pose a threat whether they are used by domestic bad actors or in a theater of war and staying ahead of our adversaries is a job that the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense share. Our research and Read More …

Bomb-sniffing ‘cyborg locusts’ advance under Navy-funded research

Navy-funded researchers have discovered that a locust’s sensitive “horns” can distinguish between the scents of TNT and other explosives — a development that one day could herald the deployment of bomb-sniffing, electronically augmented bug swarms. The research by a team Read More …

Army researchers develop breakthrough sensors for small drones

ADELPHI, Md. — Imagine a small aerial drone navigating a field with electrical power lines. How will it see them? More importantly how will it avoid this significant obstacle in its flight path? At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Read More …