45 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized

Chris Alcantra of the Washington Post has compiled a series of graphics showing European terrorist attacks from 1970 to 2015, listing geographic locations and other statistics.

Look at them here.

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Islamic State children’s mobile app lets junior jihadists attack Big Ben

ISIS has developed an app to indoctrinate children via games in which players destroy Western landmarks such as Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower reports Ben Farmer in the Telegraph.

Part of the game includes choosing weapons. Commercial airplanes are one of the weapons players can select.

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New technology could help track firefighters for safety

Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a system called POINTER (Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders) that could save firefighters’ lives.

GPS technology and radios work well for outdoor tracking, but finding a firefighter in trouble inside a large building defeats known technology at this time. POINTER, which uses quasistatic fields instead of the currently used radio waves, may solve this problem, reports Andrew Good of NASA.

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