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Research Briefs (12)
Given the growing volume of primarily civil technology that can both impact and be leveraged by defense and security capabilities, the UK Ministry of Defense sought insights into relevant future technology and innovation models.
The Internet of Things builds out from today’s Internet by creating a pervasive and self-organising network of connected, identifiable and addressable physical objects through the use of embedded chips. Several actions could inform a consistent European policy stance.
Provides an overview of research on how observable behavioral indicators might be used to detect potential violent attacks, such as by suicide terrorists or those laying improvised explosive devices.
This research brief summarises the key findings from a report on the theory and practice of bibliometrics in health research.
Describes a methodology for analyzing public opinion and mood in closed societies, focusing on a case study that analyzed Iranian public opinion and mood as expressed over Twitter in the nine months following Iran's 2009 presidential election.
According to a RAND study, document review makes up 73 percent of discovery costs. Predictive coding is the most promising option for cutting costs without compromising the quality of the process.
Aims to clarify the different motivations to use and invest in digital repositories for higher education institutions, examining ways to address challenges in embedding digital repositories in institutional strategies and daily operations.
How will research findings be communicated in the future, and how true to the original look, feel and behaviour of these publications will digital archives need to be?
This brief summarizes the results of RAND Europe research, requested by the European Commission (EC) to inform the EC's assessment of options for revising and extending the existing 'TV Without Frontiers' (TVWF) Directive.
This research brief examines how technology changes -- in economic development, health, environmental quality, and military power -- will play out differently across the globe.
Companies use RFID workplace access cards to do more than just open doors (e.g., for enforcing rules governing workplace conduct). Explicit, written policies about how such cards are used generally do not exist, and employees are not told about whatever policies are being followed.
Suggests that emerging technologies will eliminate or substantially reduce a major drawback of this developing role for light forces: their vulnerability to attacks from heavily armored enemies.