Internal Homeland Security document indicates a program to predict criminal intent is being tested on members of the public, raising questions about whether it's a bit too close to a real-life Minority Report.
DoCoMo's prototype phone cases being shown at Ceatec 2011 add specialized sensors to get readings on UV radiation or your waistline.
Chemical suicide, which involves mixing common household chemicals in enclosed spaces, can seriously injure first responders, even in spite of warnings the person committing suicide posts.
Researchers at Northwestern University design new semiconductor material that could be part of a futuristic handheld device for spying hazardous materials, including nuclear weapons.
Hassan Ugail of Britain's Bradford University is developing a thermal camera that can often tell when people are lying.
Tel Aviv University researchers say they've developed a sensor that can detect common date rape drugs in drinks with 100 percent accuracy.
A team at the University of Cincinnati says its sensor is the first lab-on-a-chip able to consistently pinpoint levels of highly electronegative manganese and will be tested in rural Ohio in 2012.
A handheld unit designed for police and security agencies uses nanoparticles to search for indications of illicit partying.
Catra is a cheap clip-on eyepiece and software for smartphones that maps cloudiness in the eye lens like a radar. MIT researchers say it could help many people in developing countries.
Yesterday Apple released an update to OS X that tackles the new MacDefender malware threat and its variants, but a new variant to the malware already bypasses Apple's efforts.