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 …

U.S. Army is planning to test the effect of polymer additives on fuel exploded by impacts and projectiles, or by an IED

Scientists at Caltech have developed a new type of polymer that prevents fuel from misting during an explosion. The breakthrough could decrease the amount of damage caused by industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Had the new polymers been added to 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 …

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 …

NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Scientist Receives Prestigious Navy Medal

The Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award was presented to Dr. Richard Lee, a recently retired scientist, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division during an award presentation held on base Wednesday. Read More …

DHS S&T Funds Solution to Increase Efficiency of Air Cargo Screening

Air Cargo skids and pallets take up a large amount of space on every commercial passenger flight.  Federal law requires this cargo be screened at the same level as checked baggage.  Single and dual energy X-ray systems can be scaled Read More …