Monthly Archives: June 2010

Detecting Deception: Securing the Homeland

This is an interesting set of presentations given to Congress at a seminar in 2004 by three professors. Each expert presented a different topic all aimed at helping the US protect itself from terrorist threats. After hearing and reading of … Continue reading

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So, Who Kept this Secret? — Afghanistan Mineral Wealth

According the the New York Times, the US military has discovered, or at least confirmed, the existence of huge mineral deposits in Afghanistan. The deposits were supposedly discovered after the Soviet invasion in the 1980s and kept secret until after … Continue reading

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MRIs Not Quite Ready for Primetime as Lie Detectors

A federal judge in Tennessee just ruled that fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) can not be used to detect lies. Not yet at least. The case in point was one in which the defense was attempting to prove their client … Continue reading

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Can Robot’s Learn to Lie?

Swiss scientists performed a very interesting study in which robots competed for “food” while avoiding “poison” in a controlled setting. The scientists allowed the competition to knock robots out each time. The then evidently took the code from the successful … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Spy School

Missed this program when it aired on May 17 on History Channel during Spy Week. Sounds very interesting, a behind the scenes look at a Special Operations Executive school in Britain where they trained good ol’ spies. Love this sentence: “involved in the day to … Continue reading

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