NIST researchers demonstrated that laser ranging could “see through flames” to make this image of a plastic skeleton toy. Laser ranging captured the plastic skeleton’s complex three-dimensional shape, with depth indicated by false color. The plastic did not melt or deform in the fire. (Courtesy of Baumann/NIST)

NIST Shows Laser Ranging Can ‘See’ 3D Objects Melting in Fires

Measuring the deformation of building elements engulfed by flames is essential in fire research to improve safety in the event of a fire. Ideally, the measurement system should be non-contact, able to...
Can you tell what this robot does just by looking at it? If not, that is exactly why standards are needed—to prove what the robot can do. This particular method tests the robot’s ability to inspect, touch, rotate and extract items. (Courtesy of DHS S&T)

RoboCup 2018: S&T Test Methods to Evaluate Rescue Robots (Multi-Video)

Since 1997, several continents have played host to an international soccer tournament. No, not the World Cup, the RoboCup. Robots of all shapes and sizes test their “metal” in the world’s favorite...
Everitt Aaron Jameson

Ex-Marine Behind Thwarted Pier 39 Attack Sentenced to 15 Yrs (Videos)

Everitt Aaron Jameson, 27, of Modesto, California, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison, and a life term of supervised release, for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic...
Richard Russell

Stolen Plane in Seattle Crash Prompts Airport Security Concerns (Videos)

By Nichole Chavez, CNN A heist and deadly crash of a passenger plane in the Seattle area has left the family of the airport employee who stole the plane devastated and the...
Homegrown terrorism and mass shootings have sadly become everyday news in the US. As a result, the demand for explosives detection dogs as a deterrent against such crimes is on the increase with one major problem: there are not enough dogs to meet the growing need. The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to help with this national security issue. (Courtesy of the AKC)

Calling All K9 Teams: US Dog Detect-ion Conf (Learn More, Multi-Video)

The American Kennel Club will host the 2018 AKC US Dog Detection Conference Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection...
Robb Costello and Sara Burns were identified as the two officers killed in a shooting on Friday, August 10, 2018.  (Courtesy of the Fredericton Police Department)

2 Cops, Musician Killed in Canada Shooting Rampage (Multi-Video)

By Kathleen Joyce, Fox News Two officers among four killed in New Brunswick rampage Three of the four people killed in Friday’s shooting in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, have been...
A memorial fund has been created to support CHP Officer Kirk Griess' family. The former Marine Corps veteran is survived by his wife, two daughters, 25 and 21, and 14-year-old son.

Fmr Marine & CHP Officer Killed in Bay Area Crash (Learn More, Videos)

By Kiki Intarasuwan and Jodi Hernandez, 7 San Diego News A California Highway Patrol officer died from his injuries following a "significant traffic accident" on a highway in Fairfield Friday morning, according...
Homeland security & public safety professionals have expressed concerns of a potential catastrophic UAS event with the possibility of mass casualties, wide-ranging hazmat contamination, and threats to critical infrastructure, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, utilities and airports, among others.

Fire Technology, Drones & the Need for Counter-Technology (Multi-Video)

Guest Editorial by Charles Werner, Public Safety Advisor & Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS (NCPSU) Over the past year, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—aka drones—have demonstrated their value to public safety organizations worldwide...
Zakaryia Abdin was nabbed at airport trying to travel to join ISIS. Abdin told undercover FBI agent: 'Let the brothers know I am coming very soon' (Courtesy of YouTube)

SC Man Nabbed at Airport Trying to Join ISIS Pleads Guilty (Learn More, Video)

Zakaryia Abdin, 19, of Ladson, South Carolina, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, before...
Lucas Morten (at left), and Siraj Wahhaj are two of the five arrested. (Courtesy of the Taos County Sheriff's Office)

1 Dead, Suspects Training Children for School Shootings (Learn More, Video)

By Eric Levenson, Scott McLean and Sara Weisfeldt, CNN If the defendants were to "be released from custody, there is a substantial likelihood defendant may commit new crimes due to his planning...