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Escape Respirator Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the launch of a $250K Challenge to develop concepts for an escape respirator.

The Escape Respirator Challenge seeks new concepts for an escape respirator solution. This challenge invites the innovation community to submit relevant, usable, effective, and feasible concepts that protect the user against aerosolized chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) hazards and provides oxygen.

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Bertin & Thales’ project presented during the DGA’s Defence Innovation Forum

With its unique positioning in the detection of CBRN threats, Bertin Technologies has been selected, in a consortium with Thales, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the upstream research market “Platform for the Integration of Innovative Technologies in the Domain of Biological and Chemical Analysis “(PI ABC), which aims to structure, in the coming years, the development of new equipment for the detection and identification of chemical and biological threats.

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Deadly stampede caused by pepper spray?

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy.

Witnesses have reported that a teenage boy sprayed an irritating substance leading to the mad rush by the crowd to flee the area. Police have confirmed that a pepper spray can has been found at the scene, and are speaking to witnesses to ascertain more about the incident.

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