DHS tests predictive analysis system for 'sensing' crime

The Future Attribute Screening Technology Mobile Module (FAST), which uses non-intrusive sensors, is based on the premise that certain physical behaviors could indicate that a person is about to commit a crime.

Smart systems get boost from NIST contract

The University of Maryland College Park has won a contract to partner with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in developing a framework for the development and testing of intelligent control systems.

DOE completes first cross-country 100-gigabit network

The prototype ESnet, being built with Internet2, is part of DOE’s plan for a next-generation high-speed — and eventually terabit — science and research network.

TSA expands use of noninvasive body scanners

The millimeter wave AIT machines give screeners a view of a generic human outline rather than a specific naked person.

At NASA challenge, a 2-hour flight for $7 in electricity

The winning plane in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge achieved the equivalent of 403.5 passenger miles per gallon, representing a breakthrough in electrical-powered aviation.

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New modeling, analytics can help cities solve their fiscal crises

Without new analytic modeling technologies, cities might be in the dark about the best ways to solve some of their more complex financial problems.

How data wizardry can revive America’s cities

Struggling with flat budgets and severe cost-cutting, cities are turning to advanced software analytics to find hidden savings.

Superbeam headset

High-end headset — and no need to lower the boom

The SuperBeam SB-405 phones provide perfect pitch for talking or listening, and don't use clunky boom mikes.

Return on 911 investments not always measured in dollars

911 systems that contain more personal information about the callers can help emergency responders shave off critical seconds in getting to someone in need.

When mobile meets 911, it's often hit or miss

Smart911 gives callers the option of providing additional information to emergency service providers through an automated add-on to the 911 emergency call system.

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire tablet with unique Silk browser

The Fire's new features include a "split browser," called Silk, which resides both on the device and in Amazon's cloud.

True Blue Crime Fighting App

Slick iPad app helps detectives become super sleuths

The Accurint Mobile for Law Enforcement tool from LexisNexis resides on an Apple iPad and can act as a force multiplier for local detectives or federal investigators.

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