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Explosives Detecting Sensor

Explosives Detecting Sensor

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a powerful electronic sensor that detects numerous types of explosives. The sensor is made up of arrays of silicon nanowires that form an electronic device called a nanotransistor, which is supersensitive to the ...

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Quicker, More Efficient Use of Surveillance Videos

Quicker, More Efficient Use of Surveillance Videos

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, have recently introduced new software that increases the efficiency of surveillance video cameras. While examining footage in order to recognize threats is critical, it is also a cumbersome job, which takes too ...

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Afghan Language Translation Devices for U.S. Army

Afghan Language Translation Devices for U.S. Army

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed an innovative translation system for the U.S. Army, to be used in Afghanistan. Since many American soldiers don’t know the Afghan language, the new development could provide them an ...

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DARPA’s New High Resolution Camera

DARPA’s New High Resolution Camera

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a camera with unprecedented resolution, of 2.3-gigapixel. The new camera should be able to create super-wide aerial photos, and is built primarily for surveillance purposes, as part of the Autonomous Real-time ...

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Orion HALL UAV

Orion HALL UAV

Aurora Flight Sciences of Manassas, Virginia is developing a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for long flights at high altitudes. The Orion HALL (High Altitude, Long Loiter) UAV will be capable of remaining in the air for over 100 ...

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AirRobot’s Mini-UAV

AirRobot’s Mini-UAV

AirRobot, a Germany-based company, has recently developed a small robotic unmanned aerial vehicle, which it says can help save lives in emergency situations and prevent terrorist attacks in urban areas. The common use for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in civil ...

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K-Max Unmanned Helicopter

K-Max Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace demonstrated the feasibility of using their K-Max unmanned helicopter as a supply transport for the United States Army and Marine Corps. The helicopters have not yet been deployed in military situations, but have been successful ...

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Air Force and DARPA Develop Spy Blimp

Air Force and DARPA Develop Spy Blimp

The United States Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are developing a new surveillance blimp designed to fly higher and longer than any existing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. Designed to hover at 65,000 feet ...

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Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft

Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft

NASA and the Northrop Grumman Corporation have recently unveiled a new unmanned aircraft system named Global Hawk. It is the world’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft designed for environmental science research and features unprecedented flight time and altitude capabilities. ...

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Scallop Imaging Surveillance Camera

Scallop Imaging Surveillance Camera

Scallop Imaging, a company based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., has developed the Digital Window, a seven-megapixel surveillance camera that records in high resolution without fisheye distortion. The Digital Window camera, processing over 100 megapixels per second, provides a 180-degree full ...

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