Allison Barrie Archive
Published March 21, 2013
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the world’s only bionic eyes, keep getting better. A new study suggests they can help blind patients locate and identify objects and people -- and even read.
Published March 20, 2013
Reports suggest that the first chemical weapon has been unleashed in Syria. Chemical weapons like anthrax, sarin, mustard and ricin often make headlines, but some security experts believe the threat from cyanide is real too -- and a new antidote holds promise.
Published March 19, 2013
Independent drones that don’t need bases could give the U.S. military quicker and more flexible reaction to hotspots.
Published March 18, 2013
This one’s no laughing matter: Humor and encryption may not seem obvious partners, but new research advocates using jokes to hide your secret information in plain sight.
Published March 15, 2013
The National Nuclear Security Administration and Temple University recently announced that they had secured a device containing cesium 137 that could be used to build a radiological dirty bomb.
Published March 14, 2013
In a face-to-face final cyberbattle, one unlikely Brit proved the ultimate weapon against an attack on a Formula One Team.
Published March 13, 2013
Wearable computers integrated into a soldier’s standard uniform or a civilian’s clothing could remove the need to type in the future -- letting them skip the keys and simply write on the air.
Published March 11, 2013
Cockroach research may provide engineers with the key to search-and-rescue robots that will be more capable of operating in challenging uneven or rocky terrain.
Published March 07, 2013
Using space-based satellite sensors orbiting the Earth, the Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System -- the first line of defense against incoming missiles -- recently achieved its first live-fire intercept.
Published March 05, 2013
Infrared holography can reveal details hidden behind smoke and flames, potentially life-saving information to help firefighters and emergency responders.