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Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection

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.

By October 7, 2011


DoCoMo phone cases detect radiation, bad breath

DoCoMo's prototype phone cases being shown at Ceatec 2011 add specialized sensors to get readings on UV radiation or your waistline.

By October 5, 2011


Chemical suicide detection kit to help first responders

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.

By September 28, 2011


Semiconductors could detect nuclear materials

Researchers at Northwestern University design new semiconductor material that could be part of a futuristic handheld device for spying hazardous materials, including nuclear weapons.

By September 14, 2011


Lie-detecting camera tracks facial blood flow

Hassan Ugail of Britain's Bradford University is developing a thermal camera that can often tell when people are lying.

By September 14, 2011


Device serves date-rape drug detection on the rocks

Tel Aviv University researchers say they've developed a sensor that can detect common date rape drugs in drinks with 100 percent accuracy.

By August 8, 2011


Disposable sensor detects heavy metals in humans

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.

By August 3, 2011


New device detects drugs from fingerprints

A handheld unit designed for police and security agencies uses nanoparticles to search for indications of illicit partying.

By July 26, 2011


MIT smartphone clip-on detects cataracts in minutes

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.

By July 5, 2011


Apple's malware detection update circumvented in 8 hours

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.

By June 1, 2011