Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems – allowing us to gain new insights about many-body quantum kinetics

Terahertz spectroscopy detects and controls properties of matter with electromagnetic fields that are in the frequency range between a few hundred gigahertz and several terahertz (abbreviated as THz). Terahertz (THz) represents the portion of the electromagnetic radiation between the microwave and the infrared region. Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems are widely employed to retrieve the chemical and material composition of a sample. This is single-handedly the most important driving mo...
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Lockheed Martin’s Robert Afzal and team have developed laser weapon systems, taking the page from star wars and making it real

Science reality has caught up with science fiction. Lockheed Martin is showing that laser weapon systems can turn up the heat and stop land, air or sea targets in their path. And, they can be compact enough and power efficient enough for tactical platforms on the move, providing nearly unlimited “bullets” with speed-of-light response. Lockheed Martin is moving at light speed to position these capable systems for success on the battlefield. They have developed innovative fiber lasers, sophisti...
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MIT researchers have developed low-cost wireless chemical sensors that can be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents

MIT researchers have developed low-cost chemical sensors, made from chemically altered carbon nanotubes, that enable smartphones or other wireless devices to detect trace amounts of toxic gases. Using the sensors, the researchers hope to design lightweight, inexpensive radio-frequency identification (RFID) badges to be used for personal safety and security. Such badges could be worn by soldiers on the battlefield to rapidly detect the presence of chemical weapons — such as nerve gas or chokin...
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University of Wisconsin–Madison, study shows that sediment storage blocks the oxidation of carbon

For the development of animals, nothing — with the exception of DNA — may be more important than oxygen in the atmosphere. Oxygen enables the chemical reactions that animals use to get energy from stored carbohydrates — from food. So it may be no coincidence that animals appeared and evolved during the “Cambrian explosion,” which coincided with a spike in atmospheric oxygen roughly 500 million years ago. It was during the Cambrian explosion that most of the current animal designs appeared....
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‘Electronic Nose’ – Device identify the specific components of an odor and analyzes its chemical makeup.

An electronic nose is a device intended to detect odors or flavors. Over the last decade, "electronicsensing" or "e-sensing" technologies have undergone important developments from a technical and commercial point of view. These device identify the specific components of an odor and analyzes its chemical makeup. An electronic nose consists of a mechanism for chemical detection, such as an array of electronic sensors, and a mechanism for pattern recognition, such as a neural network. The ba...
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Video analytics can transform standard CCTV

Video analytics can transform standard CCTV systems into intelligent and effective detection and alert systems. CCTV technology is now capable of recognising faces of people, vehicles, animals and bags automatically. Integrated with CCTV video analytics, both facial and general recognition software systems are capable of counting, measuring speed and monitoring direction. For example, recognition systems can monitor the duration of time that people are present in a specific area or how long a...
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NASA’s Clean Energy Focus

Clean Energy Researchers at NASA Ames are conducting cutting-edge research in the development of clean energy technologies for NASA mission needs in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and the Science Mission Directorate. Our renewable energy focus is on advancing biofuels, solar, and wind technologies that also help reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum-based fuels. By advancing clean energy technologies, NASA Ames hopes to help our nation reduce its generation of greenhouse ga...
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KUNA is a smart Wi-Fi security camera and video intercom

Getting your house broken into is a terrible feeling. It’s not just the things you lose, but because your home feels violated. Catching the criminal is good, but it’s better to keep it from happening in the first place. That’s why we created KUNA, to help you prevent break-ins and protect the ones who matter most. Meet the next generation in Home Security and Burglary Prevention: The KUNA Smart Security Light. This beautiful outdoor metal and glass wall lantern includes a 720P HD Video Camera...
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CUJO Smart Internet Security Firewall

CUJO Smart Internet Security Firewall - Protects Your Network from Malware, Viruses and Hacking / Plug-N-Play / For Home & Business / iOS & Android App. CUJO is like a virtual door for your connected home. It is a smart firewall that guards all devices on your network with business-level security. Plug it into your router or modem and control it with your iPhone or Android app. CUJO will protect you against privacy violations, financial fraud, malicious sites, and other cyber thre...
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FDA Approved ‘Micra Transcatheter Pacing System’ (New Pacemaker)

Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) contains a one inch-long, self-contained pacemaker that is implanted directly in the right ventricle chamber of the heart. It works like other pacemakers to control the heartbeat. Unlike other pacemakers, the Micra TPS does not have leads. The Micra TPS is a single-chamber pacing system – it paces only the right ventricle of the heart. How does it work? The Micra TPS is implanted directly into the heart via the femoral vein (in the leg) using a catheter...
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Digital Forensics Platform For Smartphone

Every day around the world, digital data is impacting investigations. Making it intelligent and actionable takes new workflows powered by a unified platform — the Cellebrite UFED Digital Forensics Platform. With powerful data acquisition, management and analysis tools, it will unify teams and unlock the intelligence of mobile data to accelerate investigations and produce defensible evidence. Cellebrite's innovative UFED Pro Series is designed for the forensic examiners and investigators that ...
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Spectroscopic system with chip-scale lasers cuts explosive detection time from minutes to microseconds.

Speedy terahertz-based system could detect explosives Spectroscopic system with chip-scale lasers cuts detection time from minutes to microseconds. Terahertz spectroscopy, which uses the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light, is a promising security technology because it can extract the spectroscopic “fingerprints” of a wide range of materials, including chemicals used in explosives. But traditional ...
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Home security – Smart house sitter that sends alerts to the smart phone

Point is a smart house sitter, build by 'Form Devices' company. It listens to the sounds of your home, senses what's in the air and lets you know if anything is wrong. It’s for people who want peace of mind—without cameras at home. Point combines sound and sensor data to recognize events you care about, like windows breaking, alarms sounding, or the presence of smoke. Small, round and plastic, Point looks like a traditional smoke alarm crossed with a speaker. Sounds are matched with data ...
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