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June 18, 2019 | Source: Futurism, Dan Robitzski, 30 May 2019
This Futuristic Non-Lethal Weapon Will Electrocute Your Enemies
The citizens and police of South Africa have a new option for personal protection - a Turkish company called Albayraklar Group just launched a new handgun-shaped taser called the...
April 24, 2019 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Stephanie Kanowitz, 11 April 2019
NYPD's Machine-Learning Software Spots Crime Patterns
The NYPD developed Paternizer software uses a machine learning (ML) based approach to recognize patterns in large databases of activity reports. The techniques developed and...
April 1, 2019 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Susan Miller|, 27 March 2019
IARPA RFI - Tapping Security Cameras for Computer Vision and Facial Recoginition Algorithm Training Datasets
For computer vision and facial recognition systems to work reliably, they need training datasets that approximate real-world conditions. So far, researchers have had access to...
February 15, 2019 | Source: Business Insider, businessinsider.com, Ryan Pickrell, 8 February 2019
Soldiers Are Firing Off Spider-Man-Like Nets From Grenades to Down Enemy Drones
It's likely that whoever US troops fight in the next war, these enemies will be armed with drones. That's why Army researchers have invented a smart and cost-effective way to...
January 14, 2019 | Source: The Washington Times; washingtontimes.com, Gary Anderson, 10 December 2018
Better Tools Along the Border
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Innocents being used as human shields is not new. Placing police and security forces into positions where they are portrayed as brutal thugs in the media didn’t...
January 14, 2019 | Source: U.S.Army RDECOM ECBC, ecbc.army.mil, RDECOM ECBC Public Affairs, 20 Dec 2018
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Tagging Detects Counterfeit Equipment
In order to identify counterfeit equipment and remove them from the supply chain, RDECOM ECBC scientists have developed a method to use DNA tags to identify them. A few years ago...
December 18, 2018
The Continuing Quest for a Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) System for Military and Civilian Law Enforcement Needs
Introduction Since the late 1980s, military, federal, state, and local law enforcement have incorporated NLW or less-than-lethal technology into their daily efforts to discourage...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Business Insider, nordic.businessinsider.com, Sten Lock, 29 May 2018
Reykjavik University Achieves Holy Grail of Airborne Technology-Drone That Looks and Flies Like a Bird
Drones are all the rage these days, but the technology still has its limitations. Drones can be noisy and easily spotted, which makes them difficult to use for surveillance...
Survivability and Vulnerability
December 17, 2018 | Source: Char-Koosta News, charkoosta.com, Lailani Upham, 3 December 2018
Fast Strike Provides an Affordable Non-Lethal Self-Defense Option
POLSON — Polson father Dave Duford worried about his young daughter’s safety during her trip to Las Vegas and wondered how she would protect herself. A gun was not an option, and...
December 3, 2018 | Source: PoliceOne (via National Institute of Justice), policeone.com, Michele Coppola
Using Shotguns as Less-Lethal Weapons
When the Corvallis Police Department moved away from everyday use of shotguns in favor of patrol rifles, the shotguns were repurposed for use as less-lethal weapons. Shotguns,...