Algorithm could sniff out smuggled nuclear material

A new algorithm could speed up detection of weapons-grade nuclear material at national borders to protect against nuclear terrorism, researchers report.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: security radiation nuclear-weapons algorithms science-and-technology terrorism

9/11 stories show how ‘near misses’ can be traumatic

"It's not just 'Did this happen to you?' But 'Did something almost happen to you?'"

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
July 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine terrorism 911 post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Brain scans offer clues to extremist violence

New research uses brain scans to investigate how "sacred values" can motivate extremist violence.

Mandira Banerjee-Michigan • futurity
June 19, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: brains featured society-and-culture violence beliefs terrorism

ISIS is recruiting in Europe’s criminal underworld

"We haven't previously seen this overlap between street gangs and politicized violence."

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
April 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: europe society-and-culture violence terrorism crimes

How live streaming connects New Zealand attack and ISIS

Live streaming is a tool terrorists use to spread messages of fear, whether they're radical right-wing extremists or members of ISIS, an expert says.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis • futurity
March 18, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: internet society-and-culture violence terrorism guns

Why we need to take far-left cyberattacks more seriously

"The bottom line is that these attacks are happening and they're overlooked."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: hacking internet security society-and-culture terrorism

New drug fights back against deadly ricin toxin

Researchers have discovered a drug that can save nonhuman primates from ricin and humans could be next.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Jan. 23, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: plants toxins science-and-technology terrorism

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