Fire-Retardant Military Uniforms: Aiming to Keep Soldiers Safe

(DGIwire) – Soldiers face an extraordinary array of dangers. One particular risk involves their military uniforms: just how safe are they when coming in contact with fire? Technological advances have made it feasible to incorporate an array of flame-retardant chemistries into uniforms, enhancing the protection of armed forces in the field. According to a U.S. […]

How Prisons Can Keep Their Skies Drone-Free

(DGIwire) – Prisoners don’t usually expect contraband to drop from the skies. But on July 29, 2016, that’s just what happened at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, OH. According to CNN, a drone flew over the prison yard and dropped a package containing 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of marijuana and 6.6 grams of […]

Safety on the High Seas: Keeping Mischief to a Minimum

(DGIwire) — It’s no secret that children like to cause mischief. Whether it’s a toddler making a mess in the playroom or a teenager who sneaks out of the house in the middle of the night, it seems as if youth and defiance go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, not all mischief is innocent, and teenagers can often […]

Pleasure Cruise or Pirate Ship? Keeping International Waters Safe

(DGIwire) — When boarding a cruise ship for a relaxing and luxurious vacation, the last thing you want to think about is having to protect yourself from pirates at sea. But according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this is exactly what one Nevada woman had to endure when stepping aboard the Amsterdam, a ship within […]

Juliet Marine Systems CEO Gregory E. Sancoff Wins Technological Advancement Award from New York Council of U.S. Navy League

Award Recognizes Sancoff’s Achievements Including Development of GHOST Vessel (DGIwire)  Gregory E. Sancoff, president and CEO of Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., a developer of maritime technology, won the Technological Advancement Award from the New York Council of the Navy League of the United States at the Council’s 113th Annual Dinner in New York City on March […]

Warning: Don’t Ignore These Signs of Opioid Dependence

(DGIwire) — The road to opioid addiction is sometimes paved with good intentions. Maybe someone had a bad skiing accident and broke his leg. The surgery went well, but the surgeon suggests that the patient stay in the hospital for a little while, just so they can ensure proper healing. However, the patient in constant […]

How Mother Nature Can Prevent Bank Robberies

(DGIwire) – We might think of bank robbery as something romantic, in a way, as many people unfortunately do. Why? Well, when we hear the names John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd or Bonnie and Clyde, it brings to mind some daring, larger-than-life characters, along with a bygone era in which men wore hats, women were called dames, […]

Giving the U.S. Navy More Than a GHOST of a Chance to Stamp Out Piracy

(DGIwire) – It’s clear that the lethal and costly reality of maritime piracy must be addressed. A report by Intercargo, an industry group representing global owners of dry cargo vessels, calculates that since 2008, gangs of Somali pirates on the eastern coast of Africa have carried out more than 800 attacks on ships, from private yachts […]

Thieves Beware: You’re Already Marked Men

(DGIwire) — We’ve all seen this movie before: a masked man bursts into a drugstore, waving a gun in the air and demanding all the money in the register—and some pills to sell on the street. The clerk gives the money up, keeping his eyes down; he doesn’t want to see the guy’s face, which […]

No Time for Complacency: a GHOST of a Solution to Maritime Piracy

(DGIwire) — Last year saw a significant drop in international piracy threats, due to the falloff in Somali-related attacks on Africa’s east coast. Unfortunately, the slack has been taken up on the other side of the continent. In January 2014, 55 miles off the coast of Gabon, five pirates boarded a liquefied natural gas carrier—only […]

A New BEMA of Light in the Cloud of Chronic Pain

NEW YORK – (DGIwire) — Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months, such as migraines or back or joint pain. For those with chronic pain, life can seem like a never-ending cycle of drug treatments to find relief. Chronic pain might originate from a particular event, such as a car […]

Addressing the Growing Epidemic of Opiate Addiction

(DGIwire) — Addiction to painkillers, both prescription and recreational, has reached epidemic proportions. According to a recent article in TIME magazine, the city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against five different pharmaceutical companies, alleging that they deceptively marketed opioid painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin for chronic pain management, even though the companies knew […]

Reducing the Threat of Maritime Piracy via GHOST-ly Technology

(DGIwire) – When envisioning life in the 21st century, pirates don’t usually come to mind. However, maritime piracy is still a very real threat, with potentially devastating consequences. In the North Carolina Bar Association Newsletter, attorney and maritime expert Anthony S. Ketron recently outlined the extensive reach of the phenomenon. Modern piracy, he wrote, now plagues extensive areas […]

Preventing Osteoarthritis: What You Can Do

(DGIwire) — Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It was once considered a problem of older folks, but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports-related injuries. Traditionally, doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints. However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise—specifically to improve […]

A GHOST Worth Believing In

(DGIwire) — Drug smuggling operations still have the gritty feel of an Elmore Leonard novel, but the routes traffickers use are constantly shifting. Currently, for example, the majority of cocaine smuggled into the U.S. arrives by boat directly from South America to Puerto Rico. This is a clever route, because the packages concealing the drugs do […]

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