he CBRNe Protection symposium is aimed for engaged professionals within the CBRNe-protection field. As the world is constantly changing, this symposium is changing too. The CBRNe Protection Symposium, formerly known as the CBW Protection Symposium, has now grown to include the areas of protection against radiological, nuclear and explosive warfare agents along with the former chemical and biological warfare agents.
X-rays and gamma rays have a wide range of applications including scanning suspicious maritime shipping containers for illicit materials, industrial inspection of materials and processes, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Current technologies, however, are not ideal. X-rays produce a continuum of energies that limit their inspection and diagnostic performance, and gamma rays can only be produced at specific energies unique to a given radioactive isotope.
New software developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations will allow emergency responders and military commanders to respond more effectively to chemical and biological incidents and in turn, reduce the risk to the public and save lives.
Written by Zoe Rutherford on Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Written by Zoe Rutherford on Monday, 24 June 2019
Written by Zoe Rutherford on Thursday, 20 June 2019