Convergence 2021 Call for Papers Now Live!

If you, or a colleague, have a paper you’d like to present to your peers, colleagues, responders then we have an open call. Any paper justifiably related to CBRNe or HazMat will be considered by our panel of experts. 

Deadline for submissions is Friday September 3rd

Previously organisations like Battelle,

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Draper to Develop Biosurveillance Technology for DARPA to Counter the Rapid Spread of Pathogens

Major infectious diseases, like COVID-19, often go undetected until they spread. Spotting the problem in a community isn’t easy, in part because infectious disease detection, which is the foundation for surveillance and contact tracing, can take hours, if not days. Compounding the problem is that traditional detection assays are designed a...

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Pendar's library upgrade

U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are working together on a handheld standoff chemical detection (HSCD) pilot program, using Pendar X10 to identify hazardous chemicals and illicit drugs from a safe distance.

Dr. Phillip Wilcox and Dr. Jason Guicheteau,

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Railroad inspector charged with falsifying Hazmat reports

A Federal Railroad Administration inspector in Texas has been charged with lying on official documents related to the transportation of hazardous materials.

Tremelle Sykes, 54, was indicted on eight counts of false statements, according to a Friday announcement from Prerak Shah, the acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Sykes...

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DHS awards Noblis $99 million contract to help protect nation from WMD

Noblis, a leading provider of science, technology and strategy services to the federal government, today announced it has received a five-year, $99 million prime contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) to enhance the Nation’s abilities to prevent terrorists and other threat actors...

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908 Devices Launches New Aerosol Module for Handheld MX908

908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced updates to its MX908 handheld mass spec device including a first-of-its-kind aerosol module to detect and identify aerosolized chemical threats; added targets allowing responders to recognize additional priority drug substances; and activation of...

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Beirut sends hazardous material to Germany for destruction

Originally published in AP 

A German company has removed dangerous chemicals stored in dozens of containers from Beirut’s port and is shipping them abroad as part of efforts to secure the facility following last year’s massive blast, the office of Lebanon’s prime minister said Wednesday.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s office said...

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AeroVironment completes acquisition of Telerob

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced it was granted clearance from the German government and completed the previously announced acquisition of Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH (Telerob), in a $45.4 million (€37.5 million) cash transaction and the pay-off of approximately $9.4 million (€7.8 million)

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It's worse than that Watson, we're in some kind of giant robotarium

Cyberselves, a robotics software company, working with the National Robotarium, based at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, and Resolve Robotics, have been awarded funding to develop telexistence technologies for hazardous environments. Telexistence and other immersive technologies find ways to physically remove humans from dangerous situations such as nuclear decommissioning and bomb disposal by...

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