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July 3, 2015

After the Deal: Partnerships With Iran Could Reduce Long-Term Nuclear Risks

June 18, 2015 — The United States and five world powers hope to soon finalize a nuclear deal with Iran to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for a relaxing of international economic and financial sanctions. ... read more

Civilian Physicians Feel Underprepared to Treat Veterans, Survey Finds

June 1, 2015 — A survey of nearly 150 U.S. physicians who frequently treat veterans found civilian doctors aren't adequately trained in health issues related to military service. More than half of the ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations in Turkey, the scientists created a method to determine ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Storms are capable of paralyzing entire cities. Only recently, in the first week of April, large parts of Germany were deprived of power due to hurricane-force winds. Rail services were cancelled, ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — One of the biggest challenges in the training and testing of canine teams results from the explosives materials themselves - especially new homemade explosives. A new training aid has been created ... read more

When It Comes to Nuclear Disaster, Safety Really Is in Numbers

Mar. 11, 2015 — The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical ... read more

Terrorist Attacks Have Shifted from Air to Rail, Study Suggests

Feb. 27, 2015 — Data on terrorist attacks from 1982 to 2011 show a long-term trend away from air attacks and toward railroad and subway attacks, underscoring the need for increased intelligence gathering to ... read more

Hospitals Face Growing Active Shooter Threat in United States

Feb. 26, 2015 — The number of active shooter incidents in US hospitals has increased over the last decade to a frequency of more than one a month. In a new article, authors suggest that hospitals examine their ... read more

Doing More With Less: Steering a Quantum Path to Improved Internet Security

Jan. 7, 2015 — New research may lead to greatly improved security of information transfer over the internet. Physicists have demonstrated the potential for 'quantum steering' to be used to enhance data ... read more

Major Websites Could Be Doing More to Promote Improved Password Security, Experts Say

Dec. 22, 2014 — Online giants including Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing far more to raise awareness of the need for better password practices among their users, a study has found. The research revealed that very ... read more

Use-of-Force Simulator in University Program Promotes Early Problem-Solving Under Pressure

Dec. 10, 2014 — The debate continues over whether recent police responses that resulted in citizen deaths were justified or excessive. An American university's criminal justice program has purchased a ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Researchers have studied radiation effects since the early days of nuclear weapons. But a 30-year program began in 2006 will provide real-time data for the first time on how electronics age within ... read more

Threats of Terrorism Perceived Differently Depending on Identification Within a Group

Nov. 24, 2014 — People who see their group as more homogenous -- for instance, the more one thinks Americans are similar to each other -- are less likely to be influenced by external terrorist threat alerts, ... read more

Nov. 20, 2014 — New research finds that people say they care about online security but behave like they don't -- such as ignoring security warnings. To better understand how people deal with security messages, ... read more

Without Security, There Can Be No Health Care: Infectious Disease Challenges Caused by the Conflict in Syria

Nov. 13, 2014 — Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable ... read more

Cybersecurity Experts Discover Lapses in Heartbleed Bug Fix

Nov. 7, 2014 — A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts found that U.S. website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done ... read more

Nov. 6, 2014 — Army doctors in the First World War were helpless to stop soldiers who lost limbs from suffering in pain, researchers report. A century on, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the loss of ... read more

New Airport Security Screening Method More Than 20 Times as Successful at Detecting Deception

Nov. 6, 2014 — Airport security agents using a new conversation-based screening method caught mock airline passengers with deceptive cover stories more than 20 times as often as agents who used the traditional ... read more

Nov. 4, 2014 — Engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal ... read more

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