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Graphene-based armor could stop bullets by becoming harder than diamonds

December 24th, 2017 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

Made of two stacked layers of graphene, diamene temporarily becomes harder than bulk diamonds under impact.



How activists are using technology to help people make bail

December 6th, 2017 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

Thousands of people charged with nonviolent misdemeanors are often jailed because they cannot afford bail. Two ingenious new digital tools offer ways to help.



Drones are helping French traffic cops to catch hundreds of dangerous drivers

November 22nd, 2017 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

While Amazon’s vision of cops going around with shoulder-based “assistant drones” may be something for the distant future, their French counterparts are wasting little time in utilizing the remotely controlled flying machines in their daily duties.



China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

November 18th, 2017 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.



When an algorithm helps send you to prison

October 26th, 2017 at 9:12 pm » Comments Off

In 2013, police officers in Wisconsin arrested a man driving a car that had been used in a recent shooting. The man, Eric Loomis, pleaded guilty to attempting to flee an officer, and no contest to operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Neither of his crimes mandates prison time.



How police catch drone-flying criminals

August 8th, 2017 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

From invading privacy to smuggling drugs over jail walls, more criminals are turning to flying drones  forcing detectives to learn new skills to find them.



Police in Dubai have recruited a self-driving robo-car that can ‘scan for undesirables

July 6th, 2017 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

The O-R3 comes with a built-in drone to follow targets off-road.



Backyard skinny-dippers losing privacy to peeping drone stalkers

April 28th, 2017 at 3:23 am » Comments Off

Recent advances in technology mean we can no longer rely on fences or barriers around our homes to protect our privacy. This was certainly the case for Darwin resident Karli Hyatt, who on Tuesday explained how a drone invaded the security and privacy of her suburban backyard. Hyatt had returned home last week from an […]



Police face-tracking network covers nearly 50% of US adults

October 25th, 2016 at 7:15 am » Comments Off

Using state driver’s license data, US law enforcement agencies have created a huge network of ID photographs that can be searched using facial-recognition software, raising legal and privacy concerns about its use. Photographs of more than 117 million adult US citizens are now part of the “perpetual line-up,” according to a report by that name […]



By 2040 Robots ‘will commit more crime than humans’

September 14th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

Researchers have warned that robots and computers will pursue more criminal activities than humans by 2040. Tracey Follows from The Future Laboratory, which helps businesses plan for the future, said: “Once robots can be hacked to become suicide-bombing machines, lone-robot attacks could become rife.”



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