The following snapshots were posted before January 1, 2013.
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- Protecting our Harbors and Ships with the BIOSwimmer: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is funding the development of an unmanned underwater vehicle designed to resemble a tuna, called the BIOSwimmer™. (Sept. 18, 2012)
- Homeland Security’s 'narco sub’ PLUTO mimics the real thing: Surrogate semi-submersible engineered to mimic the design of the “dark vessels” being used to bring narcotics and other illicit cargo into the United States. (Sept. 11, 2012 -- First Responders)
- Boston Subway System to be Used to Test New Sensors for Biological Agents: The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s “Detect to Protect” program will assess trigger and confirmer sensors designed to detect biological agents within minutes. (Aug. 30, 2012)
- Dismantling a Pipe Bomb - and Preserving the Evidence: The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s new low-cost device for dismantling dangerous pipe bombs may look like a tinkerer’s project, but that’s no accident. The Semi Autonomous Pipe Bomb End-cap Remover, SAPBER, is unassuming in appearance, but sophisticated enough to preserve the forensic evidence needed to track down the perpetrator. (Aug. 27, 2012 -- First Responders)
- A World Free of one of the Most Virulent Animal Diseases?: The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease, paving the way for the development of the others. (July 3, 2012 -- Chemical & Biological)
- Homeland Security's New Smartphone Application for Bomb Threats: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and its public and private sector partners have developed a must-have "app": the First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) for computers and smartphones. (June 26, 2012 -- First Responders)
- Testing Vintage U.S. Bridges for Vulnerability -- and finding ways to protect them: The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has joined forces with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center to conduct series of experiments that assess potential vulnerability of critical structural components of aging steel bridges. (May 1, 2012 -- Critical Infrastructure)
- Katrina Changed Everything: New Software for Flooding Protection: Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate and Dams Sector partners team up to develop new software systems for fast simulation of catastrophic flooding (Apr. 16, 2012)
- Resilient Tunnel: 35,000 Gallons of Prevention: Containing a Tunnel Flood with an Inflatable Stopper (Mar. 27, 2012)
- Power Hungry: Prototyping Replacement EHV Transformers: EHV transformers, and the nation's electric grid, are on the Department of Homeland Security's mind. (Mar. 2, 2012)
- Ship Cargo Containers – Finding Out What's In Them Before There’s Trouble: The Container Security Test Bed allows researchers and developers to explore novel ways to detect threats in a cargo container. (Mar. 1, 2012)
- Building and Infrastructure Protection Series: Designing Buildings to Withstand Almost Anything: By helping buildings withstand unusually severe hazards, DHS aims to keep critical infrastructure open for business. (Jan. 31, 2012 -- Critical Infrastructure)
- Urban Blast Tool (UBT): From Opening Thunder to Closing Whimper: Predicting bomb shockwaves, building vulnerability, and evacuation priority. (Jan. 31, 2012 -- Critical Infrastructure)