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It's refreshing at the national urban security technology -- And we're standing -- in front of something very very special indeed it's an actual piece of the World Trade Center.
At a national -- security technology lab is not news found in the Cold War is in this very building on the fifth floor before.
But we're here today because it's -- need to reveal.
Very new cutting edge stuff going on all over this -- floor.
-- -- here with doctor -- understand he's gonna -- a bit more about why this -- so very important to national security and security here in New York City.
What you -- about this -- is do you focus on radiological and nuclear threats.
And it gives us unique space to work.
But more importantly we're we're also building relationships as we help the first responders.
And give them here that will assist in doing their missions he saw today that we had specialized fighter -- here.
That had to downsize oxygen system.
Which allows for a lower profile -- is the first responders the firefighters the opportunity.
To be able to travel much lower profile -- in and we have to do the business that they have to.
As far as equipment goes we are always looking to upgrade equipment is always -- new equipment coming.
We we do a lot of piloting before we implement anything and we always have something new so that's one aspect of how we benefit from.
A live like this -- from the overall oversight that's provided by science and technology group at the same time the detecting equipment.
Some of it changes.
Quickly some of it.
Basically stays the same what you -- to perform better and I think the most important aspect of it is how is it network now.
Who have testified that blanket of security for.
The end uses which on the forresters.
Here -- new -- we have a long history as a radiation lab you know dating back to the Manhattan Project -- to.
-- mission has been shifting last few years to do more first response first responders and you know meeting in potential.
Incidents in New York City.
Hands to supporters and then if we had this laughed at and we have a variety of sophisticated recent.
Insight he's -- very happy -- -- We have tea.
We have high purity comedian detectors.
And these are good at quantifying.
How much radiation is in an object and what isotopes are emitting that radiation.
And what's going -- ever hear that this is a another his equipment so that was inflation.
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Arrogance and and I'm.
So at least there is that you have a radioactive that that you add any.
And it came and it -- the radiation visible light.
So what this.
It's basically just a complicated box for detecting.
Little bits of visible light okay.
So we have systems life that -- individual.
Bottles dropped into the detector and you have very dark place and it just it legacies and from that we didn't tell radioactive -- that would make me.
As well -- -- hand ever seen here winning man Brian.
-- here again where they don't make holds its on the lap.
We got going on I think it.
Radiological emergency management system -- And so it looks and I still boring.
Then it looks like -- jazzy stuff on on an act.
This time just looks like a -- -- under its particulars it doesn't terribly important stuff I think he explained why Texas Tech.
It can be very important.
What it is.
-- -- -- radiation detection network.
And that's senses like this all over you accidentally already there all over here -- yeah.
Well that's when he -- distributed throughout the city easily.
And that makes sense that it doesn't look all big and scary because it's -- out there that's right we want to.
Look like an ordinary device that -- you.
And I -- that these.
Detectives transmit data to a central command center run by the UC police department -- And -- commencement and radiation levels -- -- Software.
And in the event that there is some kind of release of radiation in the city they can very quickly determined.
How much it is and what areas are effective in spreading.
And this is very important data.
To make decisions it is what buildings should be -- -- place.
Anyway what neighbors in the evacuated.
Went in -- sixties and first responders.
So having this information is very important for -- response and recovery operations.
That there's something pretty special at his house a little bit about -- samples here listening and in in these are radio thanks to identifiers so if you need to do is they don't -- just detected radiation and the level radiation.
That gives off energy.
And and he's radioactive that you -- trees -- these detectors has a particular energy signature.
And this equipment.
-- the energy and categorize it -- state can tell you as news that signatures in its library.
Can tell you what a great needs and it's actually -- -- It's easy and it's called ball well so I'm not you know its periodic table and I can -- -- And so.
These are a little bit more expensive then what we typically have.
The first line of detection -- -- It's whose personal thanks yeah.
Very cool I want it.
These are -- hit.
First time you would have.
Somebody on patrol where and this is gonna give you any indication.
Also of -- And and he's a customizable to.
It's basically alarm out whatever point you want them to you for safety you know you're maybe safety reasons as well.
Username to you that you -- and these are more specialized units there's a lot more training -- -- -- for a any operator.
This type of equipment back and so these would be more -- your next response teams that common diseases.
Now in health in Pleasanton.
Might sound a little bit boring like Christmas began jumping jacks or something quite the contrary.
I'm here with college Karl's -- -- And he is that true of this very cool or am -- gonna get to -- on the toys and how first responders -- for very dangerous.
Really -- our hands where he's already -- to do.
These are personal radiation detectors that responders police and -- can -- on their bills.
And they detect radiation.
So their training how to use the equipment.
And -- sources into the field.
Once they -- so sources should be -- to act it's okay.
And what's uses and the -- primaries scenarios for example in me -- it.
So what hasn't indicated -- -- and this would be it up to auriemma so they might.
Learn how to approach the suspect.
Find out if it's things that medical treatment amenities and something that's legitimate okay it.
The country issues and so they're happy being Tennessee where they can keep its sympathy the person doesn't know that there -- -- approach just instantly security and unseen.
And and they would ask them various questions that need for.
Determining what the situation.
And then and maybe parents and so -- ask you should backpack -- taking his hat.
Please learn how to approach that it -- things they tulip time with other things.
Drugs -- are familiar weapons.
And each of these format cases scenario okay that the police learn how to -- reform crowd.
Maybe one person is.
-- -- also what this one had the opportunity she writes and I am they would ask this -- -- I haven't -- a patient might have for example letter from the hospital aunt says the lawyers patent.
Treatment whatever and they shouldn't be patient.
-- -- -- -- -- And if they may have something natural Tass news small business.
Brazil nuts or something -- enough quantity of them.
No way hey you mind me I can't back there is on its back -- easily -- -- dollar over the yeah and it's only stance that do you know yeah.
I don't think this wait for this one guys sitting there and dance let's take a look at this.
If you haven't.
Shipment of -- -- -- It has natural -- -- -- another reader materials is very safe yet but these are also very sensitive.
So the biggest -- behind it right.
So then the police have to decide.
Is this just the natural thing or is this person of interest and the border about 30% who.
It's that far right turn out to -- and can.