Taking Control of Terror from the Sky

(DGIwire) – In December 2016, a Hamas member was gunned down in Tunisia. According to Defense News, Hamas described the man as a “drone program supervisor,” revealing the reality that Hamas—and possibly other terror organizations—have taken up drone warfare. In light of this, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act takes steps to address […]

Making All Yellow Cabs ‘Green’: Can the Grid Support It?

(DGIwire) — On July 5, 2017, The Guardian and other sources reported major news from Volvo: the automaker announced that it would only make hybrid or pure electric vehicles from 2019. This followed an April 20 announcement—on New York City’s official website—that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like 20 percent of motor vehicles sold in […]

Campus Safety: Learning About Preparedness

(DGIwire) – On April 16, 2017, Virginia Tech marked a grim anniversary: 10 years since the mass shooting in which 32 people were killed and 17 wounded by gunfire. The largest incident of its kind on a college campus, it not only changed lives; it changed security requirements and shifted the national perspective that institutions […]

Keeping Soldiers Safe: One CEO’s Quest

(DGIwire) – Nicholas Clark is CEO and Director of Alexium International, a specialty chemicals manufacturer. But his sense of obligation extends far beyond his company—it encompasses U.S. military forces as well. In a recent profile of Clark on SmartCEO.com, he detailed how he came to be concerned for the welfare of American military personnel. Clark […]

The Protocol for Protection Against Enemy Drones

(DGIwire) – When confronted by an enemy drone, what is the best way to defend against it: simply jam its signal or manipulate that signal and take over control of its flight path? According to a recent report in Defense Systems, a number of government agencies are working with industry to pursue the second option. […]

Stop That Drone: Keeping Flying Threats at Bay

(DGIwire) – How can drones be kept from flying where they shouldn’t? According to Reuters, a range of companies are developing techniques to deal with drones that are being used to engage in a variety of illegal activities. Reuters notes, for example, that drones have been used to smuggle mobile phones, drugs and weapons into […]

Cordless Drills: 4 Features to Know

(DGIwire) – Cordless drills come in handy for almost every DIY and home improvement project, but users ought to know beforehand how to maximize their effectiveness. After all, to properly use a drill takes more than just fitting the bit and pulling the trigger. Here are four aspects of cordless drill operation to keep in […]

So Hot Right Now: Flame-Resistant Fashion in the Military

(DGIwire) – The armed forces as a hotbed of fashion? The notion might strike some as unlikely, but in a way it is true—at least where flame-retardant (FR) uniforms are concerned. That’s one revelation contained in a new book—Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach—that was recently spotlighted in the New […]

Smartphone Getting Hot? Read This Now

(DGIwire) – By now, the image of a smartphone engulfed in flames is firmly embedded in the public’s mind, thanks to some unfortunate headlines over the past few years. Being aware of the issue of phones catching fire is one thing—but what if the problem hits a lot closer to home? Here are some important […]

A New Era for Flame-Retardant Apparel

(DGIwire) – From the mid-1970s until recently, America’s main law governing chemical safety was the Toxic Substances Control Act—criticized by many as fatally flawed, as it allowed tens of thousands of potentially dangerous chemicals to remain on the market. This changed on June 22, 2016, when the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st […]

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