New de-icing method could help save lives and prevent accidents on icy roads

New laser technology could reduce accidents on icy roads  

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Researchers have proposed an innovative new solution to dealing with dangerous icy roads in winter, putting forward an improved, safer method in a paper published today in the journal Applied Spectroscopy Reviews.

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With a Rise in Natural Disasters and Active Shooters, an Embry-Riddle Team Seeks to Protect More Lives during Evacuations

Cars jam interstate 45 and cross streets during the evacuation from Hurricane Rita Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, near Ennis, Texas. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) HOUCHRON CAPTION (10/06/2005) SECNEWS COLORFRONT: PARKING LOT: Hurricane Rita evacuees jam Interstate 45. About 96 percent of evacuees fled by car, and 18 percent of them headed north on I-45, making it the area’s most-used freeway during the flight to safety. HOUCHRON CAPTION (10/17/2005) SECMETRO COLORFRONT: Officials offer ideas on controlling traffic bottlenecks like those during the Hurricane Rita evacuation.

A consortium of universities, including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is researching more efficient ways to evacuate during emergencies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­— Evacuations are becoming more common place whether it’s the exodus of millions of people during Hurricanes Irma and Katrina or the recent mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas.

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New Alert Logic Product Blocks WordPress Exploits, Announced at AWS re:Invent

Prepackaged Rule Groups Provide Immediate Vulnerability Coverage for Highly Exploitable Content Management System

LONDON, UK – November 30, 2017 – Alert Logic, Inc. a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud environments, yesterday announced, at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF – Virtual Patches for WordPress.  The new offering is designed to help customers that use AWS WAF to protect their environments from the Add Newmost recent exploitable WordPress vulnerabilities.

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Cybersecurity Needs: Should Orgs Build or Buy a SOC?

As cyberattacks become more frequent and devastating, many organizations are quickly devising plans to protect against inevitable threats that could jeopardize their business.  However, with that comes the common dilemma of building their own Security Operations Center (SOC) using their own staff, technology, and resources versus enlisting the help of a technology partner.

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Clarksons hack: Shipping giant fears hackers may leak confidential data

UK shipping giant Clarksons has confirmed that it was hit by hackers, who appear to have been successful in stealing sensitive and confidential corporate data. The firm said that it suspects that the hackers may soon leak the stolen data, likely in retaliation to the company refusing to meet the cybercriminals’ ransom demand.

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Clarksons hit by cyber security breach; Zero Emissions Ferry project gets $717k in grant money

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Foss to build Damen ship assist and escort tugs for U.S. market
November 29, 2017 — Foss Maritime and Damen Shipyards have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the Foss Rainier, OR, shipyard build the first four of a series of at least 10 Damen ASD 2813 tugs, with delivery planned for 2019. The tug design has been modified to meet the unique demands of the U.S. tug assist and escort market and, while Foss will construct the tugs to supplement and enhance its fleet, tugs of this build series will be available for purchase by other U.S. tug operators.

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