Trouble underground

Hodson, Hal
September 2012
New Scientist;9/15/2012, Vol. 215 Issue 2882, p15
The article discusses an early-warning system for detecting bioterrorism in major U.S. metropolitan areas. Topics include an overview of a 2003 anti-terror program, called BioWatch, designed by researchers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a study by DHS researcher Anne Hultgren testing the system's ability to detect biological agents, such as anthrax, and the cost of maintaining BioWatch. INSET: Crying wolf on terrorism.


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