US Police Testing Hand-Held Laser Drug Detector

(FOXNEWS)   Police in a few departments around the U.S. are testing a hand-held laser device, which boosters can immediately identify illegal drugs and could revolutionize how narcotics cases are investigated and prosecuted. Proponents hope the device, called TruNarc, will help officers quickly discern illicit substances at a time when police are seeing a surge […]

DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser

BY NEAL UNGERLEIDER, FastCompany.com DARPA is unveiling a portable laser weapons system, HELLADS, which seems like something out of a sci-fi movie. The new laser application, created by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems with a custom power system from Saft Batteries, will help change the way the American military fights future wars. Current military laser systems […]

Pentagon: Future of Homemade Bombs Is High-Tech

By Spencer Ackerman, Wired.com Most improvised bombs used by insurgents are decidedly low-tech, jury-rigged affairs. A couple of command wires, some fertilizer chemicals and wooden pressure plates in Afghanistan; in Iraq, leftover mines or plastic explosives often detonated remotely by cellphone. But the Pentagon’s bomb squad sees “ever more sophisticated” bombs on the way. The […]

Cities with the most speed traps

When lead-footed drivers get snagged and ticketed, their downfall might have been passing a speed trap where a cop was using radar or a laser, or maybe the driver passed a speed camera. However, as technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Now joining the radar detector is […]

Police to test laser that ‘blinds rioters’

ShareThis Police to test laser that ‘blinds rioters’ –Similar devices have been used by ISAF troops in Afghanistan to protect convoys from insurgents. 11 Dec 2011 A shoulder-mounted laser that emits a blinding wall of light capable of repelling rioters is to be trialled by police. The technology, developed by a former Royal Marine commando, […]