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Can This Drone Bring Peace to Ukraine?

October 24, 2014 A special drone is about to take flight over Ukraine – a peace drone. The unmanned aircraft will monitor movements of pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces, working to ensure that they are living up to commitments made in the Sept. 5 Minsk ceasefire agreement. If the drone’s operators like what ...

Here’s What the Next Brain Implant Will Be Made Of

October 22, 2014 Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, have created a new type of brain chip made of graphene that could bring futuristic brain implants much closer to reality. If you haven’t heard of graphene, you aren’t alone. In 2010, Andre Geim ...

Here Are Some Robots We Could Use To Fight Ebola in Africa

October 21, 2014 Keeping travel lanes to Ebola-hit West Africa open is essential to fighting the outbreak, argues Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. The U.S. military has already mobilized more than 3,500 troops to the region, and an international assortment of healthcare workers also heads ...

Dallas Hospital Had the Ebola Screening Machine That the Military Is Using in Africa

October 17, 2014 The military is using an Ebola screening machine that could have diagnosed the Ebola cases in Texas far faster, but government guidelines prevent hospitals from using it to actually screen for Ebola. It’s a toaster-sized box called Film Array, produced by a company called BioFire, a subsidiary of bioMérieux and ...

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FDA Guidelines Thwart Ebola Screening at U.S. Hospitals

October 17, 2014 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has an Ebola screening machine—the kind the military is using to quickly diagnose the virus in Africa—that could have flagged the cases in Texas much more quickly, but FDA guidelines prevent hospitals from using the machines to actually screen for Ebola. It’s a toaster-sized box called ...

Dallas Hospital Had the Ebola Screening Machine That the Military Is Using in Africa

October 16, 2014 This story has been updated. The military is using an Ebola screening machine that could have diagnosed the Ebola cases in Texas far faster, but government guidelines prevent hospitals from using it to actually screen for Ebola. It’s a toaster-sized box called FilmArray, produced by a company called BioFire, a ...

This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics

October 16, 2014 The floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., was an obstacle course this week, as the Association of the United States Army convention brought together, among other defense contractors, various robot makers from around to demo their goods to military leaders and the curious. Piloting systems ...

This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics

October 15, 2014 The floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., was an obstacle course this week, as the Association of the United States Army convention brought together, among other defense contractors, various robot makers from around to demo their goods to military leaders and the curious. Piloting systems ...

This Is How America's Spies Could Detect Lying in the Future

October 10, 2014 Polygraph-based lie detection technology remains the standard method of deceit spotting in the government. MRI-based lie detection systems are better, so long as you can get the person you are evaluating over to a huge neural imager and can afford $2,600 per scan. But what the national security community has ...

The CDC Is Relying on People To Tell the Truth About Contact with Ebola

October 8, 2014 People traveling to the United States from West Africa through five of the nation’s busiest airports could now face temperature screening and enhanced questioning. The additional screenings at New York’s JFK Airport this weekend and then Washington, D.C.’s Dulles Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare, as well as Atlanta and Newark shortly after ...